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Water Rate Schedule 2017-01

Adopted By Resolution Number 17-8437, May 23, 2017

Rate W-1, Metered Potable Water Service
Applicability - Applicable to all metered potable water service.

(1) Monthly Quantity Charges:

All potable water use is $3.08 per Hundred Cubic Feet (HCF). The Monthly Quantity Charge recovers the annual cost to operate the Water Utility, other than groundwater charges, treated water purchased from others for resale, and energy.

(2) Water & Energy Cost Adjustment (WECA) Charge:

A Water and Energy Cost Adjustment (WECA) Charge of $2.61 per HCF shall be added to all Monthly Quantity Charges. The WECA Charge recovers the cost the City pays annually for groundwater charges, treated water purchased from others for resale, and energy.

The sum of (1) and (2) is $5.69 per HCF.

(3) Minimum Monthly Meter Rates:
The minimum monthly meter rate will entitle the customer to the quantity of water that monthly minimum charge will purchase at the Monthly Quantity Charge plus WECA Charge.

Water Meter Size   Minimum Charge

 units of water the minimum charge

eqUates to after

july 1, 2017

5/8 x 3/4 inch       $16.45                                          3
1 inch       $26.22                                          5
1½ inch       $47.73                                          8
2 inch       $67.49                                         12 
3 inch     $187.85                                         33
4 inch     $264.39                                         46
6 inch     $521.81                                         92
8 inch     $800.11                                        141      
10 inch     $980.95                                        172
12 inch  $1,266.15                                        222

(4) Special Conditions:

(a) Outside City Limits: Water service will not normally be provided to properties outside the City Limits except in special situations authorized by City Council. All rates shall be at one and one-­half (1.5) times regular City rates.

(b) Agricultural Users: Customers who receive water from the City for agricultural purposes, and upon application and presenting evidence to the City that such water qualifies for the lower agricultural pump taxes levied by the Santa Clara Valley Water District, shall receive a credit of $0.26 per HCF for the quantities of water used.

Rate W-2, Not used.

Rate W-3, Fire Services

Applicability -­ Applicable to separate fire services (automatic sprinklers, private fire hydrants, etc.) required by the City of Santa Clara or insurance underwriters.

(1) Monthly Fire Service Charge

Service Size   Monthly Charge
2 inch $18.23
4 inch $28.69
6 inch $49.39
8 inch $70.96
10 inch $108.50
12 inch $146.05

(2) Special Conditions

Fire Service charges are imposed for maintenance and operation of the metering components, including capital replacement. No charge will be made for water used to extinguish fires or for testing. Any other usage of water through leakage or for general use shall result in the imposition of regular water service rates (RATE W-1) for a minimum of three (3) billing cycles or longer, until such time as illicit use of water through the fire service connection has ceased. Continued water usage through a fire service is a violation of City's Rules and Regulations and may cause interruption of service.

Rate W-4, Cross Connection Controls

Applicability -­ Applicable to all service connections where a public cross connection control device has been required by the City or County Health Department.

(1) Monthly Charge

Size Of Service   Monthly Charge
1 inch $13.92
2 inch $26.85
3 inch $38.07
4 inch $47.61
6 inch $66.76
8 inch $82.05
10 inch $99.02
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