Irrigation Water Rates

Analysis identifies the need for water rate increases effective July 1, 2023

The City has been actively working to update water utility revenue and expenditure projections to ensure rates and fees are sufficient to cover costs now and into the future. In late 2022, a comprehensive Utility Rate ad Fee Study was initiated which is helping to provide additional insight and a more thorough understanding of ongoing funding needs. The study has identified that significant revenue increases are required to meet projected expenditures for capital construction projects, aging infrastructure, water storage, water treatment capacity, additional water rights, and cost escalation. As a result, a 9% increase in water rates will go into effect on July 1, 2023, to help begin aligning revenues with expenditures over the next several years. Additional information will be available at lafayetteco.gov/WaterForOurFuture

JULY 1, 2023 WATER BASE CHARGE BY METER SIZE

Meter SizeBase Charge
5/8 INCH$18.80
3/4 INCH$18.80
1 INCH$25.11
1 1/12 INCH$40.72
2 INCH$59.52
3 INCH$109.73
4 INCH$166.16
Multi-Family & Mobile Home Dwelling Unit$15.05


For more detailed information on Multi-Family and Mobile Home rates, please reach out to Utility Billing at utilitybill@lafayetteco.gov or call 303-665-5588 option 1.

JANUARY 1, 2023 WATER BASE CHARGE BY METER SIZE

Meter SizeBase Charge
5/8 INCH$17.25
3/4 INCH$17.25
1 INCH$23.04
1 1/2 INCH$37.36
2 INCH$54.61
3 INCH$100.67
4 INCH$152.44
Multi-Family and Mobile Home Per Dwelling Unit$13.81


For more detailed information on Multi-Family and Mobile Home rates, please reach out to Utility Billing at utilitybill@lafayetteco.gov or call 303-665-5588 option 1.


Detailed Irrigation Water Rate

Review the tiers below based on the amount of water used. This charge is in addition to the monthly service charge based on meter size. If you live outside the City limits, the service charge and your tier rate will be double.

JULY 1, 2023 IRRIGATION ONLY




METER SIZE
TIER 1 - $6.00TIER 2 - $8.13TIER 3 - $10.45
TIER 4 - $13.54
1 INCH0 TO 40K GAL41 TO 60K GAL61 TO 80K GALOVER 80K GAL
1 1/2 INCH0 TO 70K GAL71 TO 100K GAL101 TO 140K GALOVER 140K GAL
2 INCH0 TO 140K GAL141 TO 220K GAL221 TO 300K GALOVER 300K GAL
3 INCH0 TO 240K GAL241 TO 400K GAL401 TO 560K GALOVER 560K GAL
4 INCH0 TO 600K GAL601 TO 900K GAL901 TO 1200K GAL
OVER 1200K GAL
JANUARY 1, 2023 IRRIGATION ONLY
       
METER SIZE
TIER 1 - $5.51
TIER 2 - $7.46
TIER 3 - $9.59
TIER 4 - $12.42
1 INCH
0 TO 40K GAL
41 TO 60K GAL
61 TO 80K GAL
OVER 80K GAL
1 1/2 INCH
0 TO 70K GAL
71 TO 100K GAL
101 TO 140K GAL
OVER 140K GAL
2 INCH
0 TO 140K GAL
141 TO 220K GAL
221 TO 300K GAL
OVER 300K GAL
3 INCH
0 TO 240K GAL
241 TO 400K GAL
401 TO 560K GAL
OVER 560K GAL
4 INCH
0 TO 600K GAL
601 TO 900K GAL
901 TO 1200K GAL
OVER 1200K GAL