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Commercial Water Rates#

2022 Rate Changes - Effective Jan. 1, 2022highlight_off

It is Fort Collins Utilities’ rate philosophy that adjustments should be gradual and modest to avoid large increases in any given year.

Small, steady rate increases cover the costs of delivering reliable electric, water, wastewater and stormwater services to our customers now and into the future. Rates provide the funding needed for ongoing maintenance, infrastructure improvements and construction projects throughout our community.

  • Electric: 2% increase due to a projected wholesale cost increase.
  • Water: No rate increase.
  • Wastewater: No rate increase. 
  • Stormwater: No rate increase

Commercial customers experience a seasonal increase in rates. The volume charge is 25% greater during the six lawn-watering months (May - October) than in the other months (November - April).

Recent changes to Utilities' Water Supply Requirements will impact how commercial customers are billed when they exceed their annual allotment. Effective Jan. 1, 2020, Excess Water Use surcharges are collected at a rate of $10.39 per 1,000 gallons in excess of assigned allotments.

Current Rates#

Monthly Commercial Water Rates
(includes PILOT- payment in lieu of taxes)
Gallons Per Month Winter
(Nov-Apr)
Summer
(May-Oct)
3/4"Meter (Rate: W520)
Base Charge, per account $16.28
Volume Charge, per 1,000 gallons 0 - 100,000 $2.265 $2.832
> 100,000 $3.254 $4.071
1" Meter (Rate: W521)
Base Charge, per account $45.43
Volume Charge, per 1,000 gallons 0 - 300,000 $2.265 $2.832
> 300,000 $3.254 $4.071
1-1/2" Meter (Rate: W522)
Base Charge, per account $123.53
Volume Charge, per 1,000 gallons 0 - 625,000 $2.265 $2.832
> 625,000 $3.254 $4.071
2" Meter (Rate: W523)
Base Charge, per account $186.15
Volume Charge, per 1,000 gallons 0 - 1,200,000 $2.265 $2.832
> 1,200,000 $3.254 $4.071
3" Meter (Rate: W524)
Base Charge, per account $283.92
Volume Charge, per 1,000 gallons 0 - 1,400,000 $2.265 $2.832
> 1,400,000 $3.254 $4.071
4" Meter (Rate: W525)
Base Charge, per account $445.74
Volume Charge, per 1,000 gallons 0 - 2,500,000 $2.265 $2.832
> 2,500,000 $3.254 $4.071
6" Meter (Rate: W526)
Base Charge, per account $864.68
All gallons $2.265 $2.832
8" Meter (Rate: W527)
Base Charge, per account $1,527.53
All gallons $2.265 $2.832
See City Code 26-127 for High Volume Industrial Rate
(Average Daily Demand > 2 Million Gal)

Actual costs vary due to rounding.
Service charges may apply.

Check out our printable rates sheet for more information.

Prices effective Jan. 1, 2021.

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