Water and Wastewater Rates


South Adams County Water and Sanitation District currently bills water on a tier system based off of the customer’s water usage throughout the month. The customer’s wastewater rate is calculated by the resident’s average winter consumption (AWC) in January, February, and March and then a fixed wastewater rate is applied based off of the customer’s AWC for the remainder of the year. There are four tiers for the fixed wastewater rate. For example the average household of four uses approximately 7000 gallons a month, therefore the household would be billed for wastewater at the 3,000 and over tier, which for 2021 is $44.60.
If you are a new customer who was not in the residence during January, February, and March and an AWC was not determined the wastewater rate will automatically be set at the 3,000 and over tier (the most common tier), until the following year when an AWC can be calculated.


 Billing Information

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2021 Water and Wastewater Rates Effective January 1, 2021

Residential Water Charges Gallons Used Over Monthly Minimum  

Gallons

($) Per 1,000 Gallons

1,000 - 11,999 $5.09
12,000 - 17, 999 $5.37
18,000 - 29,999   $6.59
30,000 - 45,999 $9.91
46,000 and over $14.61
Monthly Utility Water Service Fees    

Meter Size

Min. Gallons

Min. Charges

5/8" 0 $9.39
3/4" 4,000 $25.84
1" 7,000 $45.22
1 1/2" 14,000 $90.44
2" 22,000 $142.12
3" 30,000 $193.80
4" 68,000 $439.28
6" 100,000 $646.00

Water Softening Project Fee:

The District Board of Directors previously approved the implementation of a fee for the Water Softening Project to begin in January 2021. In December 2020, the Board of Directors approved a $4.53 per month Water Softening Project Fee per single-family residential equivalent. The fee will be reset every year based on the total number of ERU’s on our system, which should result in it going slightly down every year. This fee will be distinguished on customer’s water and wastewater bills as a “Centralized Water Softening Fee” separate from the water and wastewater charges. 
Single Family Residential Service               ERU's per service Water Softening Fee
                            5/8"                                          1 $4.53
Commercial customers can determine the Water Softening Fee for their account by multiplying the number of ERUs for their account, based on the size of their potable water service shown on their water bill, by the Water Softening Fee base, which for 2021 is $4.53. Please see the following table for ERU’s per service size.
Non-residential Service ERU's Per Service Water Softening Fee
3/4" 2 $9.06
1" 4.8 $21.74
1.5" 11 $49.83
2" 20 $90.60
3" 43 $194.79
4" 86 $389.58
Multi- Family, Schools, Churches, and Commercial Water Charges for Gallons Used Over Monthly Minimum

Charge per 1,000 gallons ($)

$6.46
Hydrant Water

Charges per 1,000 gallons ($)

$13.71
Sewer Service Monthly Charge for Single Family Residence  

Gallons

Charges

0-999  $27.86
1,000-1,999  $33.44
2,000-2,999  $39.01
3,000 and Over $44.60
Commercial/Industrial -Sewer Monthly Charges    

Meter Size

Min. Gallons

Min. Charges

3/4" 11,000 $48.18
1" 19,000 $83.22
1 1/2" 33,000 $144.54
2" 49,000 $214.62
3" 97,000 $424.86
4" 162,000 $709.56
6" 355,000 $1,554.90
Sewer Service Flat Rate Charge- Sewer Only & Multi- Family (All Units) Properties
$44.60
Schools, Churches, and Commercial Sewer Charges for Gallons Used Over Monthly Minimum 

Charge per 1,000 gallons water used

$4.38
Fireline Standby Charge Monthly Fee ($)  

Connection  Size (Inches)

 
4" $27.41
6" $54.65
8" $72.87
10" $191.30
12" $273.29

Properties serviced by, but not included in the District, are subject to an extraterritorial surcharge.

 
Residential 15%
Commercial 35%

Note: There is a 999 gap between each tier. The bills are calculated by the 1,000 gallons. If a user consumes 8,200 gallons, they will be billed for 8,000 gallons. The remaining 200 gallons will be calculated into the next month's bill.