Metered Billing and Downsizing

As of January 1, 2012, the District converted to metered billing. Metered bills consist of two components:

  • Fixed Service Charge: This charge is based on your meter size and is billed bimonthly in advance of service.
  • Commodity Rate: This charge is based on water usage and is billed bimonthly in arrears.

Finding Your Meter Size

If you are unsure of your meter size, it can be found on your billing statement under Service Type. If you have trouble finding it or don’t have a current billing statement, our Customer Service staff will be happy to assist you. Call us at (916) 967-5723 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

2014

2015

2016

Commodity Rate per CCF (1)

$0.45

$0.45

$0.45

1 – (1)One CCF is equal to 100 cubic feet. 100 cubic feet is equal to 748 gallons. The commodity rate is invoiced based upon CCFs used. *New annual rate will require Board action.

Bimonthly Fixed Service Charges

Bimonthly Fixed Service Charges

Meter Size (inch)

2014

2015

2016

1

$65.10

$65.10

$65.10

1.5

$119.31

$119.31

$119.31

2

$184.28

$184.28

$184.28

3

$357.56

$357.56

$357.56

4

$552.61

$552.61

$552.61

6

$1,093.84

$1,093.84

$1,093.84

8

$1,744.82

$1,744.82

$1,744.82

10

$2,718.87

$2,718.87

$2,718.87

Downsize Your Meter

Submit a Meter Downsize Application to customer service. You may fax it to (916) 967-0153 or drop it in our office.  The smallest meter size available to District customers is 1 inch in diameter.

Paying Your Bill

We offer many options for payment:

FOWD Online Payments

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Water Efficiency Program

Did you know that we offer landscape and irrigation reviews that may help you save water?

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Customer Cost of Water

Assuming the average Fair Oaks Water District customer has a 1-inch water meter and uses 500 gallons of water a day, the following would be true given the Board approved rates for 2017:

  • Customers pay approximately 1/4¢ per gallon of water delivered to their property.
  • Customers pay approximately $1.35 per day for water delivered to their property.