Providing more sustainable and equitable outcomes for the Lafayette community
Lafayette's water supply is essential for our community's health and safety but climate change, our location in the arid West, securing water rights, exceedingly expensive projects, and the cost to operate and maintain reliable water systems all place financial pressures on the City to provide this service to residents.
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2023 water rate increase - 5% effective January 1
A 5% increase for water, wastewater, and stormwater fees will go into effect January 1. This adjustment will help offset current market-driven inflationary costs the City is incurring to deliver residential water services. As a result of this 5% increase, a typical single-family residence will see monthly utility bills increase by approximately $4.45* per month.
A comprehensive Utility Rate and Fee Study is underway. The results of this study will provide a more complete understanding of ongoing funding needs and identify strategies to close anticipated gaps between current utility revenues and projected future expenses.
*Figures based on winter usage for a typical single-family residence. Summer figures may increase depending on individual outdoor irrigation.
5% Rate Increase Breakdown for Monthly Bills*
Your monthly water bill
Monthly bills include a fixed service charge that remains the same each month, plus a tiered charge that is calculated based on the amount of water used. As more water is used, customers may move into a more expensive tier based on that usage. Typical customers see higher bill amounts during summer irrigation months.
How can I lower my water bill?
Delay and save! Waiting until early June to turn on automated irrigation systems will help the City and region conserve millions of gallons of water, save residents money, and won’t compromise the longevity of lawns.