Water Administration
1212 5th Street, 3rd Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90401

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WATER AND SEWER RATES

NON-RESIDENTIAL ACCOUNTS 

 

Water Commodity Charge

Tier Usage Range
per Billing Period
January 1, 2016 to
December 31, 2016
(per HCF)
January 1, 2017 to
December 31, 2017
(per HCF)
 
Tier 1 Based on meter size* $4.07 $4.27
Tier 2 Based on meter size* $10.03 $10.53
1 HCF = 1 Hundred Cubic Feet of water = 748 gallons
       
*Meter Size Tier 1
Usage Range
per Billing Period
Tier 2
Usage Range
per Billing Period
 
3/4" to 1" 0 to 210 HCF > 210 HCF  
1-1/2" 0 to 465 HCF > 465 HCF  
2" 0 to 870 HCF > 870 HCF  
3" 0 to 1,700 HCF > 1,700 HCF  
4" 0 to 2,550 HCF > 2,550 HCF  
6"+ 0 to 5,280 HCF > 5,280 HCF  

2016 rates increased by 5.0%.  Each billing period is approximately 61 days (~6 billing periods per year).  Effective dates are based on the starting date of the meter read period; 2016 increases will appear on water bills issued on or after March 1, 2016.

2017 rates will increase by 5.0% on water bills issued on or after March 1, 2017.


Sewer Commodity Charge

July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2017
Entity Type Rate per HCF Sewer Commodity Charge
General Commercial $4.24 HCF of Water Used x .89 x $4.24
Medium Low $4.40 HCF of Water Used x .89 x $4.40
Medium $5.09 HCF of Water Used x .89 x $5.09
Medium High $5.55 HCF of Water Used x .89 x $5.55
High $6.50 HCF of Water Used x .89 x $6.50
Churches $4.19 HCF of Water Used x .89 x $4.19
Institutional $4.19 HCF of Water Used x .89 x $4.19
Schools $4.19 HCF of Water Used x .89 x $4.19
Misc. Industrial $5.16 HCF of Water Used x .89 x $5.16
The Sewer Commodity Charge is based on the amount of water used.  Non-residential accounts have a discharge factor of 89% of water used.  Rates are based on the type of entity / business.  The discharge factor is multiplied by the number of HCF of water used per billing period by the current rate.

Recycled Water (Non-Potable) Rates

Tier Usage Range
per Billing Period
January 1, 2016 to
December 31, 2016
(per HCF)
January 1, 2017 to
December 31, 2017
(per HCF)
 
Tier 1 All usage $3.66 $3.84

2016 rates increased by 5.0%.  Recycled water is collected, treated and distributed for use by the Santa Monica Urban Runoff Recycling Facility (SMURRF) located at 1625 Appian Way via the City's "purple pipe" system for non-potable uses such as landscaping and flushing toilets.  Effective dates are based on the starting date of the meter read period; 2016 increases will appear on water bills issued on or after March 1, 2016.

2017 rates will increase by 5.0% on water bills issued on or after March 1, 2017.

 
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