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Residential Rates#

We work hard to make sure you enjoy some of the lowest rates in the Front Range.#

Fort Collins Utilities is community-owned and operated. We don’t have investors or shareholders to answer to. We are not motivated by profit generation. Because of this, we typically see lower rates (when compared to similar communities). Revenues stay in Fort Collins. We rely on local decision-making to determine how services are provided.

Our prices are based on the costs needed to serve our customers. Rates are regularly reviewed. We adjust them to reflect the costs of providing reliable and quality services. Customer payments fund ongoing maintenance, infrastructure improvements, and construction projects.

We know rate increases affect our customers, and we work hard to control costs and operate as efficiently as possible. Typically, City Council approves rates in November and the new rates go into effect in January. February bills reflect the new costs.

  • 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

Utility 2023 2024 $ Change % Change


700 kilowatt-hours/month

$84.20 $88.41 $4.21 5%


10,000 gallons/month

$51.00 $53.04 $2.04 4%


4,800 gallons/month WQA

$35.61 $37.04 $1.42 4%


8,600 sq. ft. lot, light runoff

$22.42 $23.09 $0.67 3%
Total Average Bill $193.22 $201.57 $8.35 4.3%

Manage Your Utility Bill#

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Did You Know?

Pre-cooling your home before 2 p.m. during the summer and coasting through the on-peak hours can save money on your utility bill.

Scraping your dishes clean instead of rinsing them before putting them in the dishwasher saves water. 

Fats, oils and grease can clog the pipes in your home and the City’s wastewater system. Don’t put them down the drain. Toss them instead.