Water & Sewer Rates

Proposed Water/Sewer Rate Adjustment

Interested residents and customers can provide comments on the proposed rates at Rialto Engagement Group Meetings, scheduled for Thursday, January 25, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm; and Saturday, February 3, Saturday, February 10 (Special Engagement with Presentation and Q&A in Spanish), and Saturday, February 17 from 10 am to noon. 

Please click here to view the Proposed Water and Sewer/Wastewater Rate Study Report. 

Public Engagement Meetings and Public Hearing for Water & Sewer Rates
Thursday, January 25, 2024
Sunrise Church 
2759 N. Ayala Dr., Rialto
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Saturday, February 3, 2024
City of Rialto Council Chambers
150 S. Palm Ave. 
10 am to Noon
Saturday, February 10, 2024 
City of Rialto Council Chambers
150 S. Palm Ave.
10 am to Noon
(Special participation with presentation and questions and answers in Spanish)
Saturday, February 17, 2024
City of Rialto Council Chambers
150 S. Palm Ave. 
10am to Noon
PUBLIC HEARING
Regular Meeting of the City Council
Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at 6:30 p.m. 
Rialto City Hall Council Chambers 
150 S. Palm Ave., Rialto

Water Current and Proposed Monthly Minimum Charge: 

This details the current and proposed water monthly minimum charge.


Proposed Rates
Monthly Minimum ChargeCurrent
3/1/241/1/251/1/261/1/271/1/28
Single Family Residences, Multiple Family Connections, Commercial, Landscape, and Industrial Service Customers
1/2" & 5/8" meter$  30.42$   33.38$   37.38$   39.63$   42.00$   44.52
3/4" meter$   30.42$   33.38$   37.38$   39.63$   42.00$   44.52
1" meter$   44.01$   51.03$   57.15$   60.58$   64.21$   68.07
1 1/2" meter$   53.04$   95.15$ 106.56$ 112.96$ 119.74$ 126.92
2" meter$  152.54$ 148.09$ 165.86$ 175.81$ 186.36$ 197.54
3" meter$  324.45$ 289.28$ 323.99$ 343.43$ 364.04$ 385.88
4" meter$  550.59$ 448.11$ 501.88$ 532.00$ 563.92$ 597.75
6" meter$1,138.62$ 889.31$ 996.03$1,055.79$1,119.14$1,186.29
8" meter$1,636.17$1,418.76$1,589.01$1,684.35$1,785.41$1,892.54

Water Current Volume Charge:

Current rates for each tier
0-5:
$ 1.07/ccf
6-30:
$1.69/ccf
31-60:
$2.70/ccf
>61:
$3.32/ccf

Water Proposed Volume Charge: 

The tiered usage billing structure charges customers a higher water rate as use increases. Tier 1 is for essential indoor water use such as drinking, washing, and cooking. Tier 2 is for efficient outdoor watering of trees and lawns. Revenue from other sources helps to keep Tier 1 and 2 rates lower than Tier 3, which is allocated to higher water use customers that drive up the cost to meet the State’s water conservation and efficiency laws. Rialto residential monthly average water use of 16 ccf per month will change from a monthly bill of $54.36 to $64.18 per month.


Proposed Rates
Volume Charge, $/ccfCurrent3/1/241/1/251/1/261/1/271/1/28
All Customers Except those Noted Below
0-9 ccf
$1.82$2.04$2.16$2.29$2.43
10-30 ccf
$2.06$2.31$2.45$2.59$2.75
>31 ccf
$3.05$3.42$3.62$3.84$4.07
Multiple Apartments
Over 49 Units and Mobile Homes$2.40$2.56$2.87$3.04$3.22$3.42
Landscape
0-30 ccf$2.70$2.06$2.31$2.45$2.59$2.75
>31 ccf$3.32$3.05$3.42$3.62$3.84$4.07

Fireline and Hydrant Rates:

Fireline Rates apply to commercial customers with separate fire services and residential customers do not pay these charges. 


Proposed Rates
Current3/1/241/1/251/1/261/1/271/1/28
Fireline
   3" meter$83.73$19.34$21.66$22.96$24.33$25.79
   4" meter$111.64$41.21$46.15$48.92$51.86$54.97
   6" meter$167.46$119.70$134.07$142.11$150.64$159.68
   8" meter$223.28$255.09$285.70$302.84$321.01$340.27
   10" meter$279.10$458.74$513.79$544.62$577.29$611.93


Hydrant
Rate, $/ccf$3.33$2.26$2.53$2.68$2.84$3.01
Per Day$10.81 $3.34$3.43$3.51$3.60$3.69

Proposed Sewer/Wastewater Rates:

This table describes in detail the Proposed Sewer/Wastewater Rate adjustments. 
PDF version of the Proposed Sewer/Wastewater Rates in English and Spanish



Proposed Rates

Current3/1/241/1/251/1/261/1/271/1/28
Group 1, $/month/unit
   Residential SF and MF      < or = 49 Units $62.19$65.49$68.19$70.99$73.91$75.65
   Residential X 1.3$80.84$85.14$88.65$92.29$96.08$98.35


Non-Residential, $/ccf
   Group II - Commercial$6.77$5.70$5.80$5.90$6.04$6.19
   Group III - Commercial$7.96$8.03$8.36$8.70$9.06$9.27
   Group IV - Commercial$10.17$11.67$12.92$14.24$15.38$15.75
   Group VI - Commercial$6.77$5.70$5.80$5.90$6.04$6.19
   Commercial II X 1.3$8.80$7.41$7.54$7.67$7.85$8.05
   Commercial III X 1.3$10.35$10.44$10.87$11.31$11.78$12.06
   Commercial IV X 1.3$13.22$15.17$16.80$18.51$19.99$20.48
   Commercial VI X 1.3$8.80$7.41$7.54$7.67$7.85$8.05


Schools: $ /pupil/month
  Elementary,          
  Continuing, and Adult     Education
$0.85$1.00$1.10$1.20$1.30$1.34
   Junior High and High$2.03$2.20$2.40$2.60$2.75$2.86

NOTE: Rates shown in the table as “X 1.3” are extraterritorial (outside the borders of the City of Rialto) sewer fees. These rates have been established at one point three (1.3) times the current sewage charges per Resolution No. 6209 adopted on January 8, 2013.