2023 RATES & TAP FEES
WE HAVE ONE JOB: YOUR WATER
Ute Water’s mission and commitment to the community is to secure and provide the highest quality water to meet the current and future needs of our customers at the lowest reasonable cost. Each year, Ute Water allocates funds to treat water, replace aging infrastructure, improve redundancy, and secure water for current and future needs.
Much like the rest of the country, Ute Water has also been subject to the increased operating costs and supply chain issues, which in recent years, has increased dramatically.
On Wednesday, November 9th, Ute Water’s Board of Directors approved a water rate and tap fee increase that will increase the $22.00 minimum, for the first 3,000 gallons of water, to a $25.00 minimum. The tiers for residential water usage above the 3,000-gallon minimum will increase by approximately 15 percent. Non-residential water use will increase proportionally as well.
The new water rates go into effect for water delivered in January 2023 and billed beginning February 1, 2023.
Beginning February 1, 2023, new development will see a $1,000 increase in tap fees for a 5/8-inch meter, which is the most common meter used in standard residential services. The new tap fees will increase a 5/8-inch water meter fee from $7,000 to $8,000. Tap fees for larger-sized meters will increase proportionally.