FY 2018-2019 Budget and rates

Current FY 2018 & 2019 Budget

The last adopted budget was June 2017 totaling $2.03 billion for water system and wastewater system operations, debt service and capital appropriations. Of this amount, the water system represents 85 percent and the wastewater system is 15 percent of the budget. Sixty-five percent of the budget is dedicated to capital investment activities.

The FY18 and FY19 budget priorities emerged from a planning process that began with the adoption of the District’s Strategic Plan on June 14, 2016. The priorities are to increase investments in and maintenance of aging infrastructure, and manage the financial and operational impacts of severely reduced consumption.

The biennial budget document is comprised of two volumes. The first volume contains all of the key biennial budget information for both the Water and the Wastewater Systems such as an overview, detailed operating and capital budgets, and five-year financial forecasts. The supplemental volume provides summaries for all projects in the Capital Improvement Program.

Mid-Cycle Report

The Board has adopted both a budget appropriation and rates and charges for two consecutive fiscal years. A mid-cycle budget update is presented to the Board in May of the first fiscal year including estimated results for the first year and projections for the second year. Action at the mid-cycle is required to affirm the second year of the previously adopted biennial budget.

Current FY 2018 & 2019 Rates

The EBMUD Board of Directors held a public hearing on July 11, 2017. After the public hearing, the Board of Directors voted 6-1 to approve water and wastewater rates and charges for Fiscal Years 2018 & 2019. The approved rates took effect July 12, 2017.

The approved rates fund a $2 billion investment in the infrastructure and maintenance of the vital water and wastewater systems East Bay residents and businesses rely on every day.

Report and Recommendation of the General Manager

This report summarizes the revisions to rates and charges, capacity charges, and other fees not subject to Proposition 218, and regulations for Fiscal Year 2019.

The changes include updates to the Water System Account Establishment Charge, Charges for Special Services, Water Service Installation Charges, Private Fire Service Installation Charges, Public Fire Service Installation Charges, Water Main Extension Charges, Standard Participation Charge, System Capacity Charge, Water Demand Mitigation Fees, and Real Property Use Application Fees;  Wastewater System Rates for Resource Recovery Material Treatment and Capacity Fees; and the following Regulations: Sections 1 – Explanation of Terms Used in These Regulations, Section 2 – Applying for Service, Section 3 – Standard Service, Section 29 – Water Use Restrictions, and Section 31 – Water Efficiency Requirements.


The average 8 CCF user will see an increase of $4.63 per month in FY19 based on the adopted rate increase of 9.0 percent in FY19.

Current Water Rates

Explanation of water rates and charges.


The average single family residential bill for wastewater treatment based on the average of 6 CCF will increase by $1.06 per month in FY19 based on the adopted rate increase of 5.0 percent in FY19.

Current Wastewater Rates

Explanation of wastewater rates and charges.

Current Rates and Fees Schedules

Complete list of water, wastewater, administrative and recreation rates, charges and fees.