Rates & Billing
The District uses a multi-tiered, increasing block water rate system which means the more water a customer uses, over the initial minimum, the more they are going to be charged. This rate schedule format is consistent with most domestic water providers across the State of Colorado. Ute Water utilizes a full-cost pricing approach when evaluating water rates. The District's primary source of revenue is from monthly water sales. The revenue from water sales are expected to cover all operations, maintenance and the replacement cost of the existing system while preparing for the future demands and upgrades to the system. Additional revenue includes water tap fees which are driven by growth. If you have questions about our water rates, please feel free to contact the District Office.
Sample of Residential Rates:
- An average family of four will use approximately 9,000 gallons per month.
- To figure that bill, add the base fees to the usage fees.
- The first 3,000 gallons would cost $20.00.
- The next 6,000 gallons would cost $3.70 per 1,000 gallons, totaling $22.20 ($3.70 x 6,000).
- The total bill for 9,000 gallons would be $20.00 + $22.20 = $42.20.