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2019 Commercial Rate Changes
  • Electric: Average 5 percent increase (varies slightly by rate class), with 3.6 percent for electric distribution infrastructure improvements, and 1.4 percent for increased wholesale power costs.
  • Water: No increase.   
  • Wastewater: No increase.   
  • Stormwater: 2 percent increase for infrastructure improvements.    

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 $10.07 $3.4906
1" Water Meter S521, S531, S541, S551,S621, S631, Q521, Q531 $23.25
1 1/2" Water Meter S522, S532, S542, S622, Q522, Q532, Q622, Q632 $46.79
2" Water Meter S523, S533, S543, S623, Q523, Q533 $80.06
3" Water Meter S524, S534, S544, S624, Q524, Q534, Q624 $127.93
4" Water Meter S525, S535, S545, S625, Q525, Q535 $202.04
6" Water Meter S526, S536, S546, S626, Q526, Q536 $885.68
8" Water Meter S527,S537, S547, S627, Q527, Q537 $1022.65

Charges rounded to the nearest cent. Actual costs vary due to rounding.
* Effective on meter readings on or after Jan. 1, 2018.

Service charges may apply.

Fort Collins Utilities offers programs, incentives and tips to help businesses conserve.