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Commercial Water Rates#

  • Electric: 5% average increase due to higher generation costs associated with new, renewable resources and capital projects like transformer and cable replacements.
  • Water: 4% increase to help fund capital investments like pipe and meter replacements.
  • Wastewater: 4% increase to help fund capital investments like improvements at the Drake Water Reclamation Facility and collection system replacement.
  • Stormwater: 3% increase to help fund capital projects like the Oak Street stormwater improvement project and stream rehabilitation.

More Details from Council Second Reading

  • Electric: 5% average increase due to a wholesale cost increase, costs related to distribution operation and maintenance and capital investment projects like transformer and streetlight replacements.
  • Water: 4% increase to help fund capital investments like pipe and meter replacements and the water treatment facility roof replacement.
  • Wastewater: 4% increase to help fund capital investments like improvements at the Drake Water Reclamation Facility and collection system replacement.
  • Stormwater: 3% increase to help fund capital investments like the Oak Street Outfall and stream rehabilitation

More Details from Council First Reading and Presentation

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).

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 $17.67
Volume Charge, per 1,000 gallons 0 - 100,000 $2.459 $3.074
> 100,000 $3.533 $4.419
1" Meter (Rate: W521)
Base Charge, per account $49.33
Volume Charge, per 1,000 gallons 0 - 300,000 $2.459 $3.074
> 300,000 $3.533 $4.419
1-1/2" Meter (Rate: W522)
Base Charge, per account $134.12
Volume Charge, per 1,000 gallons 0 - 625,000 $2.459 $3.074
> 625,000 $3.533 $4.419
2" Meter (Rate: W523)
Base Charge, per account $202.11
Volume Charge, per 1,000 gallons 0 - 1,200,000 $2.459 $3.074
> 1,200,000 $3.533 $4.419
3" Meter (Rate: W524)
Base Charge, per account $308.27
Volume Charge, per 1,000 gallons 0 - 1,400,000 $2.459 $3.074
> 1,400,000 $3.533 $4.419
4" Meter (Rate: W525)
Base Charge, per account $483.97
Volume Charge, per 1,000 gallons 0 - 2,500,000 $2.459 $3.074
> 2,500,000 $3.533 $4.419
6" Meter (Rate: W526)
Base Charge, per account $938.83
All gallons $2.45 $3.074
8" Meter (Rate: W527)
Base Charge, per account $1,658.54
All gallons $2.459 $3.074
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 water rates sheet for more information.

Prices effective January 2024.

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


Did You Know?

You can clean up your utility bill and save even more money with rebates when you buy an ENERGY STAR® certified washing machine.

Installing occupancy sensors where lights frequently are left on when no one is present can help save money and energy.

Watering in the early morning or late evening when there's less wind reduces water loss.