Rates & Fees

Water usage fees, base rates, tap fees, and other charges vary among the three districts, Evergreen Metro, West Jefferson Metro, and Kittredge.

Not sure what district you are in? See the question "Do I have Water or Sewer Service? What District am I in?" on our FAQ page.

For drought condition rates please see below under "Drought Penalty." For more information about drought policies, please see visit our Water Conservation page.

Please see right for the charges applicable to the respective district.

2022 Rates

Evergreen Metropolitan Billing Rates

Water Charges:

  • Residential and Commercial
    • Base Rate - $30.00
    • Per 1K gallons up to 14K - $3.46
    • Per 1K Gallons over 14K - $6.30
  • Drought Penalty Rate Level 2
    • Per 1K gallons up to 5K - $3.46
    • Per 1K gallons over 5K gallons up to 12K - $6.30
    • Per 1K gallons over 12K - $15.75
  • DROUGHT LEVEL 3 - IRRIGATION BAN
    • Per 1K gallons up to 5K - $3.46
    • Per 1K gallons up to 5K - $12.60
    • Per 1K gallons over 7.5K - $31.50

​Sewer Charges:

  • Flat Rate - $51.50
  • Commercial Customers Only, Pretreatment Surcharge based on risk factor - $1.50-$3.50

For more complete information, including tap fees, connection, and inspection fees, please see the following attachment:

2022 EMD Rate Card

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West Jefferson Billing Rates

Water Charges:

  • Residential and Commercial
    • Base Rate - $30.00
    • Per 1K gallons up to 14K - $3.46
    • Per 1K Gallons over 14K - $6.30
  • Drought Penalty Rate Level 2
    • Per 1K gallons up to 5K - $3.46
    • Per 1K gallons over 5K gallons up to 12K - $6.30
    • Per 1K gallons over 12K - $15.75
  • DROUGHT LEVEL 3 - IRRIGATION BAN
    • Per 1K gallons up to 5K - $3.46
    • Per 1K gallons up to 5K - $12.60
    • Per 1K gallons over 7.5K - $31.50

​Sewer Charges:

  • West Jeff Flat Rate - $37.50
  • El Rancho Flat Rate - $53.50
  • Commercial Customers Only, Pretreatment Surcharge based on risk factor - $1.50-$3.50

For more complete information, including tap fees, connection, and inspection fees, please see the following attachment:

2022 WJCMD Rate Card

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Kittredge Billing Rates

Water Charges:

  • Residential and Commercial
    • Base Rate - $31.50
    • Per 1K gallons up to 14K - $3.65
    • Per 1K Gallons over 14K - $7.30
  • Drought Penalty Rate Level 2
    • Per 1K gallons up to 5K - $3.65
    • Per 1K gallons over 5K gallons up to 12K - $7.30
    • Per 1K gallons over 12K - $15.75
  • DROUGHT LEVEL 3 - IRRIGATION BAN (Effective 5/1/21)
    • Per 1K gallons up to 5K - $3.65
    • Per 1K gallons up to 5K - $14.60
    • Per 1K gallons over 7.5K - $31.50

​Sewer Charges:

  • Residential Water and Wastewater Customer - $51.00
  • Commercial Water and Wastewater Customer - $51.00
  • Residential Wastewater only customer - per tap - $51.00
  • Commercial Wastewater only customer - per tap - $51.00
  • Commercial Customers Only, Pretreatment Surcharge based on risk factor - $1.50-$3.50

For more complete information, including tap fees, connection, and inspection fees, please see the following attachment:

2022 KWSD Rate Card

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How to Read Your Bill

Base Rates

Each of our 3 districts have “base rates” which provide for most of the cost of doing day to day business (keeping the water and wastewater running, emergency main breaks, and customer request, etc.). There are both water and wastewater base rates. These base rates are charged every month. Each district has set their own base rates, please see the Rates and Fees above. If you are a wastewater only customer this is where your billing will end, as we do not meter waste.

Water Rates

Water rates cover the water that you consume at your property. We bill water accounts based on their total consumption for their billing cycle. Every month we receive a “meter read” from your property and calculate how much water was used during that period. Water is billed for every 1,000 gallons that is used (so, if you use 2,000 gallons of water you will be charged 2 x water charge rate). We also use a tiered structure when billing water. We have a tier for normal water usage, and one for high water usage. Most of our customer fall into the normal water usage as it tops off at 14k gallons of usage per month, which would be enough to fill a 12ft by 20ft by 8ft deep pool. Please see above for tiered prices.

Example of Bill

Graphic of Sample Water Bill