Rates and Fees

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Tap Fees and Water Rates

WATER TAP FEES & WATER RATES
May 1, 2017 thru March 31, 2018

The City of Fountain charges a one-time water tap fee to all contractors/builders, property owners or annexed entities (residential or commercial) wanting to tap into the City's water infrastructure system. This tap fee charge is based on the size of the meter to be used. Most residential users have a ¾" meter, which is considered the standard size. The chart listed below reflects the current water tap fee rates based on the size of meter installation:

TAP SIZE
(Inches)

INFRASTRUCTURE
FEE

WATER ACQUISITION

TOTAL
CONNECTION FEE

¾"

$10,824

$6,500

$17,324

1"

$19,279

$11,577

$30,856

1 ½"

$42,530

$25,539

$68,070

2"

$47,433

$28,483

$75,916

3"

$110,819

$66,545

$177,364

4"

$193,740

$116,341

$310,081

¾” Each Unit Multifamily

$6,173

$3,640

$9,813

Above 4” ~ For larger than 4” water rates are to be via contract between user and City of Fountain.

The City of Fountain has issued a water conservation incentive for ¾” metered residential lots reflecting City Ordinance No. 1626 for the following lot sizes:

LOT SIZE
Square Feet
(sq. ft.)

WATER ACQUISITION FEE

WATER ACQUISITION FEE WITH CONSERVATION INCENTIVE: 50% OR LESS IRRIGATED AREA

WATER ACQUISITION FEE WITH CONSERVATION INCENTIVE: 30% OR LESS IRRIGATED AREA

Less than 9,000 sq. ft.

$4,875

$2,438

$1,024

9,001 to 13,000 sq. ft.

$5,688

$2,844

$1,706

Greater than
13,001 sq. ft. or larger

$6,500

$3,250

$1,950

The City of Fountain's water rates are broken down into blocks based on the size of the tap at each building's location and based on the amount of water being used (in gallons), which is reflected below in each block section. The principle of usage is based on the more water used after the initial 1,500 gallons, is charged at a higher price for total water usage. This method or principle is based on the tier factor as a means of water conservation; residents who use less water receive a lower price on the gallons used below 1,500 per month. The higher the use of water, the higher the cost for water used. These water rates are based on City Ordinance No1692:

WATER RATES –
¾" RESIDENTIAL TAP

Block 1 Minimum Charge
(0 - 1,500 gallons)

$36.57

Block 2
(1,501 – 3,000 gallons)

$5.87 per 1,000 gallons

Block 3
(3,001 - 6,000 gallons)

$6.08 per 1,000 gallons

Block 4
(6,001 – 10,000 gallons)

$7.43 per 1,000 gallons

Block 5
(10,001 – 15,000 gallons)

$8.20 per 1,000 gallons

Block 6
(15,001 – 21,000)

$9.32 per 1,000 gallons

Block 7
(over 21,000 gallons)

$10.35 per 1,000 gallons

WATER RATES -

¾" COMMERCIAL TAP

Block 1 Minimum Charge
(0 - 3,000 gallons)

$45.41

Block 2
(3,001 – 6,000 gallons)

$6.08 per 1,000 gallons

Block 3
(6,001 – 10,000 gallons)

$7.43 per 1,000 gallons

Block 4
(10,001 – 15,000 gallons)

$8.20 per 1,000 gallons

Block 5
(15,001 – 21,000 gallons)

$9.32 per 1,000 gallons

Block 6
(over 21,000 gallons)

$10.35 per 1,000 gallons

Greater than ¾" Tap Water Rate Block Volume Definitions (gallons):

TAP 
SIZE

FIRST BLOCK

SECOND BLOCK

THIRD BLOCK

FOURTH BLOCK

FIFTH BLOCK

SIXTH
BLOCK

1"

0 - 6,000

6,001 - 12,000

12,001 - 20,000

20,001 - 30,000

30,001 –
42,000

Over
42,000

1 ½"

0 - 13,500

13,501 - 27,000

27,001 - 45,000

45,001 - 67,500

67,501 –
94,500

Over
94,500

2"

0 - 24,000

24,001 - 48,000

48,001 - 80,000

80,001 - 120,000

120,001 –
168,000

Over
168,000

3"

0 - 52,500

52,501 - 105,000

105,001 - 175,000

175,001 - 262,500

262,501 –
367,500

Over
367,500

4"

0 - 90,000

90,001 - 180,000

180,001 - 300,000

300,001 - 450,000

450,001 –
630,000

Over
630,000

Above 4”

For any tap larger than 4” the water rates are to be established by contract between the user and the City of Fountain.

Greater than ¾" Tap Minimum Monthly Charges:

TAP SIZE

GALLONS INCLUDED
ZERO UP TO

MINIMUM MONTHLY CHARGE

1"

6,000

$94.59

1 ½"

13,500

$210.87

2"

24,000

$379.55

3"

52,500

$831.37

4"

90,000

$1,418.74

WATER RATES

Block 2

Block 3

Block 4

Block 5

Block 6

$7.26

$8.66

$9.54

$10.89

$11.99


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Fee Schedule

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