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Residential Water Rates#

2024 Rate Changes#

  • 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

Electric
700 kilowatt-hours/month

$84.20 $88.41 $4.21 5%

Water
10,000 gallons/month

$51.00 $53.04 $2.04 4%

Wastewater
4,800 gallons/month WQA

$35.61 $37.04 $1.42 4%

Stormwater
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%

As a locally owned, not-for-profit utility, Fort Collins Utilities is committed to delivering safe, reliable and competitively priced water services.

Our prices are based on the costs associated with serving our customers and are adjusted through bi-annual, cost-of-service studies. We do not profit from the services we provide. Funds received are invested into our infrastructure and operations to maintain and continually improve our systems.

Pricing Details#

Single-family and duplex water rates have a base charge and three tiers. Water costs more per gallon as use increases.

Monthly Single-Family and Duplex Water Rates
(includes PILOT- payment in lieu of taxes)
Single
Family
Duplex
Base Charge $19.80 $20.89
Tier Volume Charge Per 1,000 gallons Per 1,000 gallons
1 For the first 0-7,000 gallons $3.065  
For the first 0-9,000 Gallons   $2.653
2 For gallons 7,001-13,000 $3.522  
For gallons 9,001-13,000   $3.050
3 For gallons over 13,000  $4.051 $3.509
Charges rounded to the nearest cent. Actual costs vary due to rounding.

Prices are effective January 2024. Charges are rounded to the nearest cent. Actual costs may vary due to rounding. Service charges may apply. Check out our printable water rates sheet for more information.

For the tier charge - gallons used after reaching the threshold for tier 1 are billed at the tier 2 rate until 13,000 gallons are reached, then the gallons used over 13,000 are billed at the tier 3 rate. 

Multi-family customers have 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).

Monthly Multi-Family Water Rates*
(includes PILOT- payment in lieu of taxes)
Winter
(Nov-Apr)
Summer
(May-Oct)
Base Charge, per account $14.95 $14.95
Additional Charge, per dwelling unit
$4.98 $4.98
Volume Charge, per 1,000 gallons $2.173 $2.717

Prices are effective January 2024. Charges are rounded to the nearest cent. Actual costs may vary due to rounding. Service charges may apply. Check out our printable water rates sheet for more information. 

Resources#

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Track Your Water Use

MyWater helps you track water use and costs, and provides leak alerts and water reports, all with an easy-to-use web and mobile portal.

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Need Help Paying Your Bill?

Utilities' Affordability Programs include low-income rates, medical rates and payment assistance.

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Ways to Use Water Wisely

Improve your water efficiency with our residential water programs and rebates.


Did You Know?

Choosing fans before air conditioning, especially during on-peak hours, can save money.

Installing an insulation blanket on your water heater helps it perform more efficiently.

When it rains, pollutants go down storm drains, contaminating our water bodies. Small leaks and drips add up. Don’t drip and drive.