Drought Rates

On June 9, 2015, CVWD adopted a Drought Rate. More than half of CVWD's expenses do not vary based upon the quantity of water used by our customers. A drought rate helps the district continue to generate sufficient revenues to operate, manage, and maintain its facilities and services, even in times of severe drought and mandatory conservation. If a water use reduction is necessary, a drought rate may be imposed to adjust water rates depending upon the severity of the shortage and CVWD's revenue needs. Drought rates are not automatic- they require separate action by the Board of Directions before they take effect.

If a drought rate is implemented, customers who follow conservation recommendations provided by the district will experience minimal  cost changes on their water bill. Those customers who do not conserve will see higher bills.


Drought Stage 2                      (10% Conservation)                       
Commodity

Rate                        Effective   Effective    Effective    Effective 

per Unit* (hcf)           7/1/2015   7/1/2016   7/1/2017   7/1/2018 
         ____________________________________________________

                   Tier 1     $ 1.69        $ 1.70        $ 1.71        $ 1.72      

                   Tier 2       2.15           2.17           2.18           2.20        

                   Tier 3       2.77           2.81           2.83           2.86      

                   Tier 4       3.56           3.65           3.67           3.70        


Drought Stage 3                      (15% Conservation)                       
Commodity

Rate                        Effective   Effective    Effective    Effective 

per Unit* (hcf)           7/1/2015   7/1/2016   7/1/2017   7/1/2018 
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                   Tier 1     $ 1.79        $ 1.80        $ 1.81        $ 1.82      

                   Tier 2       2.21           2.24           2.25           2.26        

                   Tier 3       2.83           2.87           2.88           2.91      

                   Tier 4       3.80           3.83           3.86           3.88       


Drought Stage 4                      (20% Conservation)                       
Commodity

Rate                        Effective   Effective    Effective    Effective 

per Unit* (hcf)           7/1/2015   7/1/2016   7/1/2017   7/1/2018 
         ____________________________________________________

                   Tier 1     $ 1.90        $ 1.92        $ 1.93        $ 1.94     

                   Tier 2       2.29           2.31           2.32           2.33        

                   Tier 3       2.89           2.93           2.94           2.96      

                   Tier 4       4.05           4.07           4.10           4.12       


Drought Stage 5                      (25% Conservation)                       
Commodity

Rate                        Effective   Effective    Effective    Effective 

per Unit* (hcf)           7/1/2015   7/1/2016   7/1/2017   7/1/2018 
         ____________________________________________________

                   Tier 1     $ 2.03        $ 2.05        $ 2.06        $ 2.07     

                   Tier 2       2.36           2.39           2.39           2.40        

                   Tier 3       2.95           2.99           3.00           3.01      

                   Tier 4       4.37           4.40           4.42           4.44      


Drought Stage 6                      (35% Conservation)                       
Commodity

Rate                        Effective   Effective    Effective    Effective 

per Unit* (hcf)           7/1/2015   7/1/2016   7/1/2017   7/1/2018 
         ____________________________________________________

                   Tier 1     $ 2.34        $ 2.35        $ 2.37        $ 2.38     

                   Tier 2       2.55           2.56           2.56           2.58        

                   Tier 3       3.09           3.13           3.11           3.11      

                   Tier 4       5.68           5.69           5.75           5.77      


Drought Stage 7                      (50% Conservation)                       
Commodity

Rate                        Effective   Effective    Effective    Effective 

per Unit* (hcf)           7/1/2015   7/1/2016   7/1/2017   7/1/2018 
         ____________________________________________________

                   Tier 1     $ 2.86        $ 2.88        $ 2.88        $ 2.90     

                   Tier 2       3.16           3.18           3.18           3.19        

The amount of water allocated to each of the above tiers is based on the hydraulic capacity factor of the customer's meter as follows: Allocation in Units* (hcf)

                                                      Allocation in Units (hcf)                           
Meter size   Hydraulic      Tier 1         Tier 2        Tier 3       Tier 4
                  Capacity
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3/4 - inch       1.0              0-10          11-40         41-100       >100
1    - inch       1.67            0-17          18-67         68-167       >167
1.5 - inch       3.33            0-33          34-133      134-333       >333

Please click on the Ordinance below to view the full list of Bimonthly Meter Service Charges (by meter size) as well as details about the Established Rates and Charges for Water Service.
Ordinance No. 2015-6-1: Establishing Rates and Charges for Water Service