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Fort Collins Utilities is an equal opportunity residential and commercial utility service provider. We do not discriminate in the terms, conditions or provision of services based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin.

Fort Collins Utilities es una empresa proveedora de servicios públicos residenciales y comerciales con igualdad de oportunidad. No discriminamos en los términos, las condiciones o la provisión de servicios en base a raza, color, religión, sexo, discapacidad, estatus familiar o nacionalidad de origen.


Wastewater rates for most commercial customers are based on monthly water use ("S" rate code).

Commercial customers may apply (PDF 32KB) to be billed based on their average water consumption billed during January, February and March (winter quarter average, or WQA) or a minimum of 6,000 gallons, whichever is greater. These customers have a "Q" rate code.

Commercial customers with a water meter of 4" or greater and evaporative losses that can be sub-metered or calculated using cooling towers may apply for an evaporative loss credit:

Surcharges for wastewater strength may apply to commercial accounts.

Monthly Commercial Wastewater Rates*
(includes PILOT- payment in lieu of taxes)
Rate Codes Base Charge Variable Charge
(per 1,000 gallons)
3/4" Water Meter S520, S530, S540, S550, S620, S630, Q520, Q530 $8.89 $3.0825
1" Water Meter S521, S531, S541, S551,S621, S631, Q521, Q531 $20.53
1 1/2" Water Meter S522, S532, S542, S622, Q522, Q532, Q622, Q632 $41.33
2" Water Meter S523, S533, S543, S623, Q523, Q533 $70.71
3" Water Meter S524, S534, S544, S624, Q524, Q534, Q624 $112.97
4" Water Meter S525, S535, S545, S625, Q525, Q535 $178.43
6" Water Meter S526, S536, S546, S626, Q526, Q536 $782.18
8" Water Meter S527,S537, S547, S627, Q527, Q537 $903.14
Charges rounded to the nearest cent. Actual costs vary due to rounding.
* Effective on meter readings on or after Jan. 1, 2015.

Service charges may apply.

2015 Small Commercial (PDF 433KB), Mid-Sized Commercial (PDF 435KB), Large Commercial (PDF 85KB) and Industrial (PDF 85KB) Rates Brochures

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