Water Rates

WATER METER UPGRADE

WATER USAGE RATES

On October 30, 2019 the FVAWD Board of Directors approved a resolution setting water usage rates and fees effective October 23, 2019. The rates are summarized below. For a complete list of usage rates and penalties please visit the Water Rates Resolution October 30, 2019.

On October 30, 2019 the FVAWD Board of Directors approved a resolution setting water usage rates and fees effective October 23, 2019. The rates are summarized below. For a complete list of usage rates and penalties please visit the Water Rates Resolution October 30, 2019.

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
OTHER MONTHLY CHARGES
Operations: $40.00
Capital Improvement: $50.00
Late Fee: $15.00
Availability of Service Charge: $20.00
Manually Read Water Meter: $25.00
ONE TIME CHARGES
Water Tap: $30,000
Water Tap Applications Processing Charge: $500
Plan Review Charges: $150
Inspection Fee: $500
Transfer Fee: $150
Inclusion Fee: $3,000
Shut off/Turn on Water, each: $100

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.