Rates & Fees

The District Board of Directors adopted the current schedule of fees and charges on October 10, 2016, through approval of 2017 District Budget.  Rates are applicable for all residential, commercial, institutional, and irrigation services within District boundaries.

 

Bimonthly Fixed Service Charges 

Meter Size (inch)

2015

2016

2017

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

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Commodity Rate 

2015

2016

2017

Commodity Rate per CCF (1)

$0.45

$0.45

$0.45

(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. 

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Shared Metered Services

User Category 2015 2016 2017
Shared meter service(s) – multiple parcel community residential domestic(3) $65.10 per parcel + consumption(4) $65.10 per parcel + consumption(4) $65.10 per parcel + consumption(4)
Shared meter service(s) – multiple parcel offices commercial domestic Meter service rate(5) Meter service rate(5) Meter service rate(5)

(1)Customers outside the District’s service area will pay an additional 50% of the above water rates or as otherwise determined by Fair Oaks Water District.

(2)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.

(3)Requires separation of common area and irrigation water systems with each irrigation water service billed based on meter size plus consumption.

(4)Consumption measured by a master meter with one responsible party in billing for the master meter.

(5)Each connection will be billed a fixed service charge based on meter size plus consumption with one responsible party in billing for the account.

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New Business Fees

Connection Fees 2017
1″ service $4,643
1.5″ service $10,447
2″ service $18,572
3″ service $33,430
4″ service $59,430
6″ service $133,718
8″ service $237,722
10″ service $371,440
Tapping and Service Installation:  1″ service time and materials
Tapping and Service Installation:  1.5″ service time and materials
Tapping and Service Installation:  2″ service time and materials
Hydrant Flow Testing: Fire flow test $200
Hydrant Flow Testing: Fire flow letter $75
Backflow Device Testing: Test and tag $125
Inspection per hour (1-hour minimum) $90
Development Fees: Application for water service fee $50
Development Fees: Plan checking (minimum) $300
Development Fees: Plan checking – additional (per hour) $100
Construction fee time and materials
Construction meter deposit  (with certified backflow device) $1,500
Construction meter daily charge $5.00
Cost of construction water (per CCF) $1.66
Bacteriological sampling (including lab cost) $150
Additional testing (same location and time) $50

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Other Fees

2017
Return check fee $25
Meter Service : Meter re-read fee $25
Meter Service : Meter test fee $50
Meter Service : Reduce service size (1.5-inch to 1-inch) $250
Meter Service : Reduce service size (2-inch to 1-inch) $250
Meter Service : Reduce service size (2-inch to 1.5-inch) $300
Late penalty fee – assessed after the payment due date 10%
Lien processing fee $25
Disconnect Service : Final notice service fee $19
Disconnect service fee $61
Deposit $125

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Dedicated Fire Service Rates 

The dedicated fire service is a connection to water system that is specifically designed for the suppression of fire on the premises. Water used for any other purposes other than fire suppression is not authorized. Installation of an approved backflow device is required in accordance with District Resolution #97-09.

Bimonthly Service Charges

Service Size 2017
2-inch $15.00
3-inch $30.00
4-inch $45.00
6-inch $90.00
8-inch $145.00
10-inch $225.00

 

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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.