Non-Residential Rate Information

As a government agency, East Valley Water District is required by law to only charge its customers the costs associated with providing water services. The District’s budget-based rate structure consists of 3 price levels, or tiers. Budget-based rates are a tool used by water districts across the country because they treat customers fairly while encouraging water conservation and financial stability. Independent financial experts identified water budgets as the best option for East Valley Water District and its ratepayers.

  • Tier 1 covers indoor health and safety consumption such as water used for drinking and flushing the toilet, as well as 90% of water used during business processes. An example calculation is included in the Commodity/Tier Rates below.
  • Tier 2 covers the remaining 10% of water used during business processes. An example calculation is included in the Commodity/Tier Rates below.
  • Tier 3 is water used over your Tier 1 and 2 budgets. This tier is considered inefficient use and it is charged at the highest rate. In most cases, customers see Tier 3 usage due to undetected/unresolved leaks or changes in their businesses processes that require the use of more water.

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Miscellaneous Water Service Fees

  • Initiation of Service Charge: $30 / Service Address
  • Final Disconnect Notice Charge (when disconnect notice is generated):
    • $23 (effective April 1, 2016)
  • For a complete list of miscellaneous fees CLICK HERE
  • Temporary Service Charge (Fire Hydrant Meter): $1,800 deposit + monthly meter fee + $3.64 per hundred cubic feet of metered water
Gray Water Faucet
  1. Commodity/Tier Rates
  2. Meter Charges
  3. Fire Service Charges
  4. Monthly Sewer Rates

Commodity rates cover cost that vary based upon the amount of water delivered. These rates apply to non-residential customers and reflect a 3 tiered rate structure based on monthly usage per 1 hundred cubic feet (HCF).

TiersRates
Tier 1$ 1.83 / HCF
Tier 2$ 2.61 / HCF
Tier 3$ 3.64 / HCF


HCF: hundred cubic feet

Tier 1 Budget Calculation

Budget allocation for this tier is calculated by averaging consumption for the same billing period from the past two years and assigning 90% of that use as that specific month’s budget. 

The formula below demonstrates how a customer’s May Tier 1 water budget would be calculated:

May 2018 Consumption in HCF + May 2019 Consumption in HCF / 2 = May average use for the past two years in HCF

Average use for the past two years x .90 = Tier 1 budget for May 2020

Tier 2 Budget Calculation

The District calculates water budget for this tier by averaging consumption for the same billing period from the past two years and assigning 10% of that use as Tier 2 budget.  

The formula below demonstrates how a customer’s May Tier 2 water budget would be calculated:

May 2018 Consumption in HCF + May 2019 Consumption in HCF / 2 = May average use for the past two years in HCF

Average use for the past two years x .10 = Tier 1 budget for May 2020


*Your Tier 1 and 2 budget will vary slightly every month depending on the average use from the past two years.