Chandler Utility Rates

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Fiscal Year 2017-18 reflects rate increases, effective Oct. 1, 2017, for water, sewer (wastewater), reclaimed water, and solid waste utilities.

Summary
Utility Rate Changes (Effective Oct. 1, 2017)

Justification

The Fiscal Year 2017-18 rate changes are needed to fund debt service costs related to new and expanded water and wastewater facilities, as well as their expanded ongoing operating costs, which include chemicals and electric. Other drivers are costs for capital system maintenance needed as infrastructure ages to ensure quality and safe systems and increased operating costs for the solid waste utility.

The water and wastewater rates incorporate a recent Cost of Service Study that identified necessary shifts in the rate structure to ensure each customer class is paying its fair share for the services provided. This will impact single-family, multi-family, non-residential, landscape and industrial customer classes for water; and single-family, multi-family and non-residential for wastewater.

Below is a video that explains the City of Chandler Utility Rates:
Video:
Utility Rates Proposal Fiscal Year 2017-18

 

Utility Rate Average Increase

May vary based on customer class. Refer to the summary below for customer class average monthly bill impact.

Fiscal Year* Water Wastewater Reclaimed Water Solid Waste
2017-18 2.5% 8% 15% 6%

*The City's fiscal year begins July 1 and ends June 30.

 

Chandler's monthly water and wastewater rates remain among the lowest in the Valley

Municipal water and wastewater plants and operations are funded entirely through customer charges and development fees. As system maintenance, energy costs, or capital needs change, the Chandler City Council must consider changes in water and/or sewer rates to help maintain service levels.

The water, sewer (wastewater), reclaimed water, and solid waste rate rate changes will go into effect on October 1, 2017, and the rates remain among the lowest for all major Valley cities. Increases in water, sewer (wastewater), solid waste and reclaimed water were necessary to cover additional debt service costs and related operating cost due to infrastructure expansion needs. They also will maintain the financial integrity of the water/wastewater enterprise, including debt service coverage and cash reserve policy requirements over the next fiscal year.

Compare Chandler rates to other Valley communities

 

Current Water Rates

The amount customers pay for water is based on a monthly base charge and monthly volume charge. Base charges are the same amount every month, and depend upon the size of the meter installed. Volume charges are year round.

Monthly Water Base Charges:

Meter Size (inches) Inside City Outside City
5/8 $9.07 $12.70
3/4 $10.35 $14.49
1 $13.22 $18.51
1 1/2 $20.82 $29.15
2 $29.31 $41.04
3 $61.79 $86.51
4 $87.19 $122.07
6 $165.56 $231.79
8 $250.83 $351.17
10 $427.38 $598.34
12 $603.95 $845.53

 

Monthly Water Volume Charges:

Year Round Rates

Volume Inside City Outside City
First 10,000 gallons $1.60 $2.24
Next 10,000 gallons $2.08 $2.92
Next 40,000 gallons $2.62 $3.67
Over 60,000 gallons $3.27 $4.58

 

Year Round Rates

Volume Inside City Outside City
First 10,000 gallons $0.87 $1.22
Next 10,000 gallons $1.07 $1.50
Next 40,000 gallons $1.47 $2.06
Over 60,000 gallons $2.21 $3.10

 

Year Round Rates

Volume Inside City Outside City
All Usage $2.08 $2.92

 

Year Round Rates

Volume Inside City Outside City
All Usage $2.55 $3.57

 

Year Round Rates

Volume Inside City Outside City
All Usage $0.69 $0.97

 

Year Round Rates

Volume Inside City Outside City
All Usage $2.11 $2.96

 

Current Sewer Rates

Residential sewer customers pay a monthly base charge for sewer regardless of the amount of metered water use on the account. Nonresidential sewer customers pay a monthly base and volume charge. Base charges are the same amount every month. Volume charges are billed on each thousand gallons of metered water use.

Monthly Sewer Base Charges:

Customer Class Type of Charge Inside City Outside City
Single Family Monthly Base Charge $27.32 $43.72
Multi-Family
(per dwelling unit)
Monthly Base Charge $9.76 $15.62
Non-residential Monthly Base Charge $7.65 $12.24
Non-residential Volume Charge Per 1,000 Gallons
of Metered Water Use
$3.49  $5.59

 

Non-residential sewer customer classes include Commercial, Commercial Processing & Manufacturing, Medical Institutions, Educational Institutions, and Large Volume Industrial accounts. Outside City customers reside in unincorporated areas of Maricopa County, but within Chandler city limits.

Solid Waste Rate

Customer Class Type of Charge Inside City
Covered Residence Monthly Charge $16.93

 

Taxes

Local State Water Quality
$0.0275 x (Meter Charge + Cons.) $0.063 x (Meter Charge + Cons.) $0.0065 x No. of Gallons