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Water services and rates

Each year, the City of Sacramento Department of Utilities provides water service to more than 46 billion gallons of water to more than 130,000 customers.

The City uses rate payer dollars, fees for services and development impact fees as well as grants and other special fund to pay for the water operations and capital improvement program.

Current Monthly Water Rates

Here are the typical residential water rates:

July 1, 2015 July 1, 2016
Flat Rate (6-9 rooms) $45.73 $50.30
Metered Rate (1-inch meter) Service Charge: $24.40
Volumetric Charge per 100 cubic feet:  $.9963
Service Charge: $26.84
Volumetric Charge per 100 cubic feet:  $1.0959

Bill Increase ChartView the Complete list of Water Rates.

A complete list of fees can be found using the City’s Fee and Charge Database search. Please choose the Department of Utilities in the “Department” drop down menu and then select a fee category to review fees.

The City offers a Sacramento Utility Rate Assistance. If you are an income-eligible customer, you can get a monthly credit on your water, sewer and garbage bill. Your total annual savings can add up to over $85 a year depending on the services you receive. Apply today!

 Are you a developer or someone who needs to use City water temporarily? Find out more about the Department of Utilities' new Temporary Water Use Policy.