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2012 Approved Rates

At it’s meeting Sept. 28, 2011, the Denver Board of Water Commissioners voted on a water rate increase for 2012 to provide necessary funding for the utility’s capital projects. The new water rates will take effect January 2012 and will help the utility stay on top of needed projects to address its aging infrastructure.

The water rates for 2012 will reflect a 5.5 percent increase for all customers. For additional details read the news release.


  • Service Charge: All Customers
    Service Charge (All Customers)
    2011 Monthly Charge 2012  Approved Monthly Charge
    $6.00 $6.33
  • Inside City

    Treated Water Consumption

    Single-Family Residential
      Monthly Consumption (Gallons) 2011 Rate per 1,000 Gallons 2012 Approved Rate per 1,000 Gallons
    Block 1 0 – 11,000 $2.41 $2.54
    Block 2 12,000 – 30,000 $4.82 $5.09
    Block 3 31,000 – 40,000 $7.23 $7.63
    Block 4 Over 40,000 $9.64 $10.17

    Small Multi-Family (Duplex through Five-Plex with a Single Meter)
      Monthly Consumption (Gallons)
    2011 Rate per 1,000 Gallons 2012 Approved Rate per 1,000 Gallons
    Block 1 0 – 15,000 $2.67 $2.82
    Block 2 Over 15,000 $3.20 $3.38
    • Applies to two dwelling units. Monthly consumption increases by 6,000 gallons per dwelling unit up to five dwelling units.

    All Other (Non-Residential)
      Monthly Consumption (Gallons) 2011 Rate per 1,000 Gallons 2012 Approved Rate per 1,000 Gallons
    Winter All consumption
    $1.69 $1.78
    Summer All consumption
    $3.38 $3.57
    • Winter bills have billing periods ending on Oct. 28 through May 2.
    • Summer bills have billing periods ending on May 3 through Oct. 27.

    Irrigation-Only
      Monthly Consumption (Gallons) 2011 Rate per 1,000 Gallons 2012 Approved Rate per 1,000 Gallons
    Winter All consumption
    $1.14 $1.20
    Summer All consumption
    $4.56 $4.81
    • Applies to irrigation-only taps.
    • Winter bills have billing periods ending on Oct. 28 through May 2.
    • Summer bills have billing periods ending on May 3 through Oct. 27.
  • Outside City: Read & Bill

    Treated Water Consumption

    Single-Family Residential
      Monthly Consumption (Gallons) 2011 Rate per 1,000 Gallons 2012 Approved Rate per 1,000 Gallons
    Block 1 0 – 11,000 $2.36 $2.49
    Block 2 12,000 – 30,000 $4.72 $4.98
    Block 3 31,000 – 40,000 $7.08 $7.47
    Block 4 Over 40,000 $9.44 $9.96

    Small Multi-Family (Duplex through Five-Plex with a Single Meter)
      Monthly Consumption (Gallons)
    2011 Rate per 1,000 Gallons 2012 Approved Rate per 1,000 Gallons
    Block 1 0 – 15,000 $3.04 $3.21
    Block 2 Over 15,000 $3.65 $3.85
    • Applies to two dwelling units. Monthly consumption increases by 6,000 gallons per dwelling unit up to five dwelling units.

    All Other (Non-Residential)
      Monthly Consumption (Gallons) 2011 Rate per 1,000 Gallons 2012 Approved Rate per 1,000 Gallons
    Winter All consumption
    $2.09 $2.20
    Summer All consumption
    $4.18 $4.41
    • Winter bills have billing periods ending on Oct. 28 through May 2.
    • Summer bills have billing periods ending on May 3 through Oct. 27.

    Irrigation-Only
      Monthly Consumption (Gallons) 2011 Rate per 1,000 Gallons 2012 Approved Rate per 1,000 Gallons
    Winter All consumption
    $1.22 $1.29
    Summer All consumption
    $4.88 $5.15
    • Applies to irrigation-only taps.
    • Winter bills have billing periods ending on Oct. 28 through May 2.
    • Summer bills have billing periods ending on May 3 through Oct. 27.
  • Outside City: Total Service

    Treated Water Consumption

    Single-Family Residential
      Monthly Consumption (Gallons) 2011 Rate per 1,000 Gallons 2012 Approved Rate per 1,000 Gallons
    Block 1 0 – 11,000 $2.70 $2.85
    Block 2 12,000 – 30,000 $5.40 $5.70
    Block 3 31,000 – 40,000 $8.10 $8.55
    Block 4 Over 40,000 $10.80 $11.39

    Small Multi-Family (Duplex through Five-Plex with a Single Meter)
      Monthly Consumption (Gallons)
    2011 Rate per 1,000 Gallons 2012 Approved Rate per 1,000 Gallons
    Block 1 0 – 15,000 $3.64 $3.84
    Block 2 Over 15,000 $4.37 $4.61
    • Applies to two dwelling units. Monthly consumption increases by 6,000 gallons per dwelling unit up to five dwelling units.

    All Other (Non-Residential)
      Monthly Consumption (Gallons) 2011 Rate per 1,000 Gallons 2012 Approved Rate per 1,000 Gallons
    Winter All consumption
    $2.31 $2.44
    Summer All consumption
    $4.62 $4.87
    • Winter bills have billing periods ending on Oct. 28 through May 2.
    • Summer bills have billing periods ending on May 3 through Oct. 27.

    Irrigation-Only
      Monthly Consumption (Gallons) 2011 Rate per 1,000 Gallons 2012 Approved Rate per 1,000 Gallons
    Winter All consumption
    $1.32 $1.39
    Summer All consumption
    $5.28 $5.57
    • Applies to irrigation-only taps.
    • Winter bills have billing periods ending on Oct. 28 through May 2.
    • Summer bills have billing periods ending on May 3 through Oct. 27.
  • Outside City: Master Meter Districts
    Treated Water Consumption
    2011 Rate per 1,000 Gallons 2012 Approved Rate per 1,000 Gallons
    $3.45 $3.64
  • Outside City: Master Meter Maintenance
    Treated Water Consumption
    2011 Rate per 1,000 Gallons 2012 Approved Rate per 1,000 Gallons
    $4.70 $4.96
  • Outside Combined Service Area
    Treated Water Consumption

    2011 Rate
    per 1,000 gallons

    2012 Approved Rate
    per 1,000 Gallons
    2011 Rate
    per acre foot
    2012 Approved Rate
    per acre foot
    $3.83 $4.05 $1,248.01 $1,319.69
  • Recycled Water Service
    Treated Water Consumption
      2011 Rate per 1,000 gallons 2012 Approved Rate per 1,000 gallons 2011 Rate per acre foot 2012 Approved Rate per acre foot
    Inside City $0.93 $0.99 $303.04 $322.59
    Outside the Combined Service Area
    $1.03 $1.11 $342.14 $361.69
  • Raw Water
    Raw Water Consumption
      2011 Rate per 1,000 gallons 2012 Approved Rate per 1,000 gallons 2011 Rate per acre foot 2012 Approved Rate per acre foot
    Inside City $0.47 $0.50 $153.15 $162.93
    Outside City $0.81 $0.86 $263.94 $280.23
    Outside the Combined Service Area $0.95 $1.01 $309.56 $329.11