WATER METER UPGRADE
A monthly fee of $25 is charged for manually read meters.
WATER USAGE RATES
On February 24, 2021 the FVAWD Board of Directors approved a resolution amending and resetting water usage rates and fees effective March 1, 2021. The rates are summarized below. For a complete list of usage rates and penalties please visit the Water Rates Resolution February 24, 2021.
|Tier 1:||0 - 4,000 gallons||$8 per 1000 gallons|
|Tier 2:||4,001 - 7,000 gallons||$12 per 1000 gallons|
|Tier 3:||7,001 gallons & up||$16/1000 gallons|
|Availability of Service Charge:||$20.00|
|Manually Read Water Meter:||$25.00|
|Water Tap Applications Processing Charge:||$500|
|Plan Review Charges:||$150|
|Inclusion Fee:||$5,000 per acre|
|Shut off/Turn on Water, each:||$300|
In 2012 the District undertook a significant water infrastructure upgrade project that was intended to improve the reliability of the water distribution system and reduce water main leakage rates. In order to complete these upgrades, it was necessary to borrow 2.5 million dollars from the Colorado Water Resources Power Development Authority. The District was able to borrow $2,000,000 at 0% interest and $500,000 at 2% interest. Additionally, the District obtained a $300,000 grant and used cash reserves to complete this work. In order to comply with the loan covenants associated with these loans the Capital Fee was raised from $47.00 per month to $50.00 per month on May 1, 2017. All other rates and fees will remain the same.
Your annual property taxes include a mill levy of 5 mills for FVAWD. This money is used exclusively to cover administrative costs, such as accounting, audits, elections, and insurance.