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Water rates for all customers have been adjusted due to increased costs and limited supply.

Your City of Buena Park water bill consists of three parts:

  1. The Water Capacity Charge, which is a fixed rate depending on the meter size and is charged whether or not you use any water;
  2. The Commodity Charge, which is dependent on your water usage; and
  3. The Capital Charge, which is 10% of the sum on the Capacity and Commodity charges.

    Water Consumption Charge Per Bi-Monthly Billing

1 unit is equal to 1,000 gallons

For single-family residential customers with dedicated Meters:

Effective
Jan 1, 2019 

Effective
Jan 1, 2020

Rate per Unit

$2.30 

$2.39

Water Capital Charges remain the same

 

 

Water Capacity Charge Per Bi-Monthly Billing

Meter Size

Effective
Jan 1, 2019

Effective
Jan 1, 2020

5/8" and 3/4"

$40.09

$41.72

1"

$66.81

$69.53

1 1/2"

$133.62

$139.05

2"

$213.80

$222.48

3"  

$427.59

$444.97

4"

$668.11

$695.26

6"

$1,336.22

$1,390.52

8"

$2,137.95

$2,224.84

10"

$3,073.30

$3,198.21


Wholesale Pass Through Adjustment

The variable charges shown in the "Water Consumption Charge" reflect the City's forecast of increases in wholesale water costs.  In the event that the City's costs of wholesale water, which are imposed on the City by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California or by the Orange County Water District, exceed the variable charges shown in the chard, the City will pass-through to its customers the Wholesale Pass-Through Adjustment during the five-year period from May 11, 2016 to June 30, 2020.

 

How Can I Reduce my Water Costs?

To reduce water use and reduce costs, customers should refer to the City's Water Conservation web page . Click here for more information.

 

Where Can I See the Current Resolution for Buena Park Water Rates?

Water Rates Resolution 13428

 

Senior Discount Information

If you are a low income senior citizen age 65 or older, you may qualify for a discount of $10 on your water bill. You must meet the low income criteria established under the California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) program. For additional information please click here.