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  • 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 investments like the Oak Street Outfall 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%

Rates pay for construction and maintenance of Fort Collins' stormwater system, which helps protect residents and businesses during storms and floods. All developed properties within city limits pay stormwater rates, which are based on:

  • Lot Size - lot area in square feet, plus the customer's share of open space in the development, if applicable
  • Base Rate - $0.00481
  • Runoff Factor - based on the percentage of impervious area (surfaces that do not absorb water) such as buildings, parking lots and concrete

Formula for Estimated Monthly Rates:

  • Single-family Lots Under 12,000 Square Feet
    Monthly Rate = $0.00481 x runoff factor x square feet up to 12,000

  • Single-family Lots Over 12,000 Square Feet*
    Monthly Rate = $0.001203 x runoff factor x square feet > 12,000
    *These lots receive a reduction in fees on that portion of the lot greater than 12,000 feet.

  • Duplex and Multi-Family Lots
    Monthly Rate = $0.00481 x runoff factor x area in square feet

Prices are effective January 2024. Service charges may apply. Check out our printable water rates sheet for more information.

Rate Factor Percent of
Impervious Area
Rate Factor Category
(based on land use)
.25 0 - .30 Very Light
.4 .31 - .50 Light**
.6 .51 - .70 Moderate
.8 .71 - .90 Heavy
.95 .91-1.0 Very Heavy

**typical for residential


Did You Know?

There are many ways to pay your bill, including online, in-person and by phone.

Rebates are available to insulate attics, exterior walls and crawl space walls, improving your home's comfort.