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2021 Business Water Rates

New water rates start Jan. 1

The Denver Board of Water Commissioners has adopted rate changes to help pay for its new Lead Reduction Program that launched in January 2020. Denver Water’s rates are designed to pay for critical upgrades and projects to keep its system operating efficiently. The rate change for the Lead Reduction Program will take effect Jan. 1, 2021.

Treated Water Rates

For meters read on or after Jan. 1, 2021.

2021 Business Treated Water Rates: Inside City of Denver

Monthly Fixed Charges, $ per Bill

Meter Size (inches) Monthly Charge
⅝″ & ¾″ $16.46
1″ $23.17
1 ½″ $43.98
2″ $72.85
3″ $154.75
4″ $269.55
6″ $598.51
8″ $1,058.37
10″ $1,649.82
12″ $2,373.56

Treated Water Volume Rates, $ per 1,000 gallons

Nonresidential Customers

Tier Monthly consumption (gallons) Rate per 1,000 gallons
Tier 1 0 to average winter consumption (AWC) — see Notes 3 and 4 $2.74
Tier 2 AWC to 4 × AWC $3.84
Tier 3 Greater than 4 × AWC $4.38

Irrigation Only Customers

  Rate per 1,000 gallons
Winter (Nov. 1 through April 30) $1.44
Summer (May 1 through October 31) $5.76

Private Fireline

Fireline Size (inches) Monthly Charge
1″ $3.82
2″ $6.37
4″ $9.85
6″ $14.06
8″ $24.61
10″ $35.16
12″ $56.26
16″ $140.65
   
Fire Hydrants $14.06

2021 Business Treated Water Rates: Outside City — Read & Bill

Monthly Fixed Charges, $ per Bill

Meter Size (inches) Monthly Charge
⅝″ & ¾″ $16.46
1″ $23.17
1 ½″ $43.98
2″ $72.85
3″ $154.75
4″ $269.55
6″ $598.51
8″ $1,058.37
10″ $1,649.82
12″ $2,373.56

Treated Water Volume Rates, $ per 1,000 gallons

Nonresidential Customers

Tier Monthly consumption (gallons) Rate per 1,000 gallons
Tier 1 0 to average winter consumption (AWC) — see Notes 3 and 4 $3.23
Tier 2 AWC to 4 × AWC $4.52
Tier 3 Greater than 4 × AWC $5.17

Irrigation Only Customers

  Rate per 1,000 gallons
Winter (Nov. 1 through April 30) $1.52
Summer (May 1 through October 31) $6.08

Private Fireline

Fireline Size (inches) Monthly Charge
1″ $2.59
2″ $4.31
4″ $6.67
6″ $9.52
8″ $16.67
10″ $23.81
12″ $38.10
16″ $95.25
   
Fire Hydrants $9.52

2021 Business Treated Water Rates: Outside City — Total Service

Monthly Fixed Charges, $ per Bill

Meter Size (inches) Monthly Charge
⅝″ & ¾″ $16.46
1″ $23.17
1 ½″ $43.98
2″ $72.85
3″ $154.75
4″ $269.55
6″ $598.51
8″ $1,058.37
10″ $1,649.82
12″ $2,373.56

Treated Water Volume Rates, $ per 1,000 gallons

Nonresidential Customers

Tier Monthly consumption (gallons) Rate per 1,000 gallons
Tier 1 0 to average winter consumption (AWC) — see Notes 3 and 4 $4.15
Tier 2 AWC to 4 × AWC $5.81
Tier 3 Greater than 4 × AWC $6.64

Irrigation Only Customers

  Rate per 1,000 gallons
Winter (Nov. 1 through April 30) $2.01
Summer (May 1 through October 31) $8.04

Private Fireline

Fireline Size (inches) Monthly Charge
1″ $4.02
2″ $6.70
4″ $10.36
6″ $14.80
8″ $25.89
10″ $36.99
12″ $59.18
16″ $147.95
   
Fire Hydrants $14.80

2021 Treated Water Rates: Outside City — Wholesale

Monthly Fixed Charges, $ per Bill

Meter Size (inches) Monthly Charge
⅝″ & ¾″ $16.46
1″ $23.17
1 ½″ $43.98
2″ $72.85
3″ $154.75
4″ $269.55
6″ $598.51
8″ $1,058.37
10″ $1,649.82
12″ $2,373.56

Treated Water Volume Rates, $ per 1,000 gallons

Customer Class Rate per 1,000 gallons
Master Meter $4.41
Outside the Combined Service Area $4.59

Nonpotable Water Rates

For meters read on or after Jan. 1, 2021.

2021 Nonpotable Water Rates: Inside City of Denver

Monthly Fixed Charges, $ per Bill*

Meter Size (inches) Monthly Charge
⅝″ & ¾″ $16.46
1″ $23.17
1 ½″ $43.98
2″ $72.85
3″ $154.75
4″ $269.55
6″ $598.51
8″ $1,058.37
10″ $1,649.82
12″ $2,373.56

*Monthly fixed charges not applicable to Raw Water customers.

Nonpotable Water Volume Rates, $ per 1,000 gallons

Customer Class Rate per 1,000 gallons Rate per acre foot
Recycled $0.99 $322.59
Raw Water $0.81 $263.94

2021 Nonpotable Water Rates: Outside City

Monthly Fixed Charges, $ per Bill*

Meter Size (inches) Monthly Charge
⅝″ & ¾″ $16.46
1″ $23.17
1 ½″ $43.98
2″ $72.85
3″ $154.75
4″ $269.55
6″ $598.51
8″ $1,058.37
10″ $1,649.82
12″ $2,373.56

*Monthly fixed charges not applicable to Raw Water customers.

Nonpotable Water Volume Rates, $ per 1,000 gallons

Customer Class Rate per 1,000 gallons Rate per acre foot
Recycled N/A N/A
Raw Water $1.11 $361.69

2021 Nonpotable Water Rates: Outside Combined Service Area

Monthly Fixed Charges, $ per Bill*

Meter Size (inches) Monthly Charge
⅝″ & ¾″ $16.46
1″ $23.17
1 ½″ $43.98
2″ $72.85
3″ $154.75
4″ $269.55
6″ $598.51
8″ $1,058.37
10″ $1,649.82
12″ $2,373.56

*Monthly fixed charges not applicable to Raw Water customers.

Nonpotable Water Volume Rates, $ per 1,000 gallons

Customer Class Rate per 1,000 gallons Rate per acre foot
Recycled $1.18 $384.50
Raw Water $1.20 $391.02


Notes

  1. Applicability: See Chapter 2 of Denver Water's Operating Rules
  2. Payment: Bills are due and payable to Denver Water upon issuance. Monthly bills are delinquent 20 days after the billing date. Late charges will be assessed per Denver Water policy.
  3. Nonresidential AWC: The tier 1 threshold is based on each customer's average winter consumption (AWC). This represents demands during the system off-peak period. The AWC is the average of a customer's billed water use for the months of January, February, and March. Volume rates are applied to billed monthly usage. Tier 2 is equal to 4 times the customer's AWC. Tier 3 is for usage in excess of 4 times the AWC.
  4. Small Multifamily: The small multifamily class (duplex through 5-plex) is now included in the nonresidential class.