Rates and Charges
Water and wastewater rates support the work EBMUD does to bring you high-quality, reliable service. Rates are reviewed annually by EBMUD's Board of Directors, and typically go into effect July 1.
EBMUD General Manager Alexander R. Coate presented rate proposals to the Board of Directors supporting a two-year budget plan that protects the public's $14 billion investment in the District's massive water and wastewater system. The rate proposal supports stronger focus on maintaining and upgrading over 4,200 miles of pipes and related facilities and operations in five counties. The proposal places EBMUD on more stable financial ground on the heels of a drought, declining water sales and the negative impacts of cuts necessitated by years of economic instability.
The District seeks to invest more in its critical infrastructure to maintain the high level of service necessary to deliver the best drinking water to its East Bay customers
EBMUD water rates would increase by 9.75 percent in Fiscal Year 2014, and 9.5 percent in FY15. The typical water EBMUD customer who averages 246 gallons daily would see an increase of $3.96 more each month in FY14 and $4.19 more monthly in FY15. Wastewater rates would increase by 9 percent in FY14 and 8.5 percent in FY2015, representing an increase to the average wastewater customer of a little more than a dollar a month each budget year.
A public hearing on proposed rates and charges increases is scheduled for June 11. If approved by the District's Board of Directors on June 11, following a public hearing, the FY14 rates would be effective July 1, 2013 and FY15 rates would be effective July 1, 2014.
See EBMUD Budget and Rates for more information on the proposed changes to rates and charges, customer notification, budget process and budget documents. The General Manager's Report and Recommendation for revisions to the rates and charges is available below as a PDF file which can be viewed and printed with Adobe Acrobat Reader.