In order to calculate your water budget, EVWD takes several things into account, including property size, landscape area, number of residents, weather and more. This information helps the District accurately determine each customer’s unique water needs. Customers with special circumstances, like medical conditions, will be able to apply to the District for a variance for a larger budget.
- Tier 1, your Indoor Use budget, is charged at the lowest rate and is based on the estimated number of occupants.
- Tier 2, your Efficient Outdoor budget, is charged at a slightly higher rate. This tier budget changes with the weather, increasing during warmer months and decreasing with cooler months.
- Tier 3 is water used above your monthly budget from Tiers 1 and 2 and is considered inefficient water use. This tier is charged at the highest rate.
EVWD is a not-for-profit public agency and is required by law to only charge its customers the costs associated with providing services. This rate structure has been designed so that the District is not dependent on Tier 3 revenue for operational stability. Beyond the actual cost of delivering Tier 3 water, revenue from this tier is used to expand water conservation programs and improve system efficiencies so that we may continue to deliver reliable services.