2023 Residential Water Rates - Single Family Home

Analysis identifies the need for water rate increases

The City has been actively working to update water utility revenue and expenditure projections to ensure rates and fees are sufficient to cover costs now and into the future. In late 2022, a comprehensive Utility Rate ad Fee Study was initiated which is helping to provide additional insight and a more thorough understanding of ongoing funding needs. The study has identified that significant revenue increases are required to meet projected expenditures for capital construction projects, aging infrastructure, water storage, water treatment capacity, additional water rights, and cost escalation. As a result, an increase in water rates will go into effect to help begin aligning revenues with expenditures over the next several years. Additional information will be available at lafayetteco.gov/WaterForOurFuture

Water Rates as of July 1, 2023

Water rates beginning July 1, 2023, include a service charge of $18.80 plus the cost of use per 1,000's of gallons. Most households use approximately 3,000 gallons per person for normal monthly, indoor consumption. 

TiersTier 1Tier 2Tier 3Tier 4Tier 5
Gallons1,000-3,9994,000-10,99911,000-20,99921,000-32,999Over 33,000
Volume rate per 1,000's of gallons$3.86$6.00$8.13$10.45$13.54


July 1, 2023 Tiers

Review the tiers below based on the amount of water used. This charge is in addition to the $18.80 monthly service charge. If you live outside the City limits, the service charge and your tier rate will be double.

For more detailed information on Multi-Family and Mobile Home rates, please reach out to Utility Billing at utilitybill@lafayetteco.gov or call 303-665-5588 option 1

RATE PER 1,000USAGE IN 1,000 GALLONSCHARGE ( INCLUDES SERVICE CHARGE $18.80)
TIER 1 - $3.861
$22.66

2$26.52

3$30.38
TIER 2 - $6.004$36.38

5$42.38

6$48.38

7$54.38

8$60.38

9$66.38

10$72.38
TIER 3 - $8.1311$80.51

12$88.64

13$96.77

14$104.90

15$113.03

16$121.16

17$129.29

18$137.42

19$145.55

20$153.68
TIER 4 - $10.4521$164.13

22$174.58

23$185.03

24$195.48

25$205.93

26$216.38

27$226.83

28$237.28

29$247.73

30$258.18

31$268.63

32$279.08
TIER 5 - $13.5433$292.62

34$306.16

35$319.70

Review the tiers above based on the amount of water used. This charge includes the additional $18.80 monthly service charge. If you live outside the City limits, the service charge and your tier rate will be double.

For more detailed information on Multi-Family and Mobile Home rates, please reach out to Utility Billing at utilitybill@lafayetteco.gov or call 303-665-5588 option 1.


For example, if you used 12,000 gallons, the calculation would be as follows:

In thousand gallonsRate per Tier$18.80 - Base Service Charge
3 x$3.86$11.58
7 x$6.00$42.00
2 x$8.13$16.26

Total Water Charge$88.64