How are these rates calculated?

The City’s water rates include two components: fixed monthly service charges; and, quantity charges.

  • Fixed Monthly Service Charges: Water customers are charged a fixed Monthly Service Charge based on water meter size with larger meters paying higher charges based on each meter’s capacity and associated demand placed on the water system.
  • Quantity Charges: Water customers are also charged based on metered water use. Single-family residential customers are billed according to a 3-tiered inclining rate structure with water first billed in Tier 1 and subsequently billed in higher tiers as water use increases each billing period. All other customers are billed a uniform rate for all water use. Quantity Charges are billed in units of one hundred cubic feet (1 hcf) of water use with 1 hcf equal to roughly 748 gallons. 

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1. Why increase water rates?
2. When do the rates go into effect?
3. How are these rates calculated?
4. How can I apply for the reduced rate program?
5. How do we compare to other cities?
6. How can I voice my interest in this increase and/or process?
7. How can I submit a written protest on this proposed water rate increase?
8. How does the SFPUC rate increase affect San Bruno's water rates?
9. What water infrastructure projects are included in the 2023-24 budget?