Water Rates

Water Rates

Residential & Business Water Rates

Applies to water sold, supplied, distributed, or transported to customers within the City of Glendale and annexed territories.

  • These rates apply to all Glendale Water & Power water customers with a regular water service.
  • A master-metered complex has one water meter serving more than one unit in a building or buildings. The individual units do not have their own water meters.

Water Billing Unit

The billing unit for water usage in your Glendale Water & Power bill is hundred cubic feet (hcf). One hcf equals 748 gallons.

Brief Overview of Water Rate Schedules

On Tuesday, August 5, 2014, Glendale City Council approved new water revenue increases of 4%, 4%, 4%, 4%, for the next four years. The new rates went into effect on September 1, 2014 and all subsequent increases will start on July 1.

Glendale Water & Power maintains three Water Rates for Residential and Business Customers:

  • Standard Water Service Rate
  • Private Fire Line Water Service Rate
  • Recycled Water Service Rate

Standard Water Service Rate - WSF, WMF, WIR, WMC

This is the rate that applies to all regular water services in Glendale, residential and business.
  • Please refer to “Explanation of Water Charge Components” at the bottom of this page for Water Rate Bill Codes.
  • The majority of residential water services have water meters of 1 inch or smaller.
  • Water Variable Charge (WVC) is assessed when water is used through your meter.
  • Customer Charge (CC) is assessed regardless of usage.
  • Total Water Charges (TWC) = CC + WVC

Customer Charge: means meter charge and is based on the size of the water meter or fire line. This component of the water rate reflects the cost of metering support, customer service, and maintaining customers’ account. Occasionally, the term "customer meter charge"  or "customer charge" or “meter rates” may be used interchangeably. Charge is applied on a per-meter basis. Customer Charge rates for 2014/2015 are below. Click here to see the rates for 2015/2016. To determine the meter size of your property check your bill or contact GWP Customer Service at (818) 548-3300.

Meter Rates:
Meter Size          
Monthly customer charge   
Daily Customer Charge
5/8-inch $20.60  $0.69
3/4-inch $26.14  $0.87
1-inch $34.44  $1.15
1-1/2-inch $56.59  $1.89
2-inch $67.66  $2.26
3-inch $233.74  $7.79
4-inch $455.18  $15.17
6-inch $842.70  $28.09
8-inch $1,949.90  $65.00
10-inch $3,057.10  $101.90
12-inch
$3,057.10  $101.90

Water Variable Charges: Is based on the amount of water used during a billing period. The chart below outlines how the water usage is billed on progressively higher tiers. Below are the Water Variable Charges for 2014/2015. To see the water usage charge for 2015/2016, click here.

Monthly Water variable charges
(Consumption Blocks)

Cost per hcf For 2014/2015 *
Single Family - WSF


Tier 1 0 - 6 hcf $2.27
Tier 2 6.1 - 12 hcf $2.80
Tier 3 12.1 - 25 hcf $3.18
Tier 4 Over 25 hcf $3.86
Multi Family - WMF


Tier 1 # of units X 5 hcf
$2.38
Tier 2 All additional hcf
$3.52
Commercial - WMC



All Units $2.81
Irrigation - WIR



All Units $2.90

Private Fire Line Water Service Rate - WF

  • Fire lines may be connected to automatic sprinkling systems or to hose attachments within a multi-family complex such as an apartment building.
  • Customer Charge means meter charge or fire line charge and is based on the size of the water meter or fire line. Charge is applied on a per-meter or per fire line basis.
  • Water Variable Charge is assessed only when water is used through this meter for non-fire fighting purposes (as recorded by bypass meter) The commodity charge is the same rate as for standard water usage.
  • Total Water Charges (TWC) = CC + WVC
  • Total Water Charges (TWCF) = CC for firefighting

Below are the rate and variable charges for water service and water consumed by private fire lines used exclusively for fire protection for 2014/2015, whether such lines are connected to automatic sprinkling systems or to hose attachments. To see the rates for 2015/2016, click here.

Meter Charges:

Fire LINE SERVICE SIZE
MONTHLY PRIVATE FIRE LINE CHARGE
Daily Private Fire Line Charge    
1-inch  $8.03  $0.27
1.5-inch  $8.89  $0.30
2-inch $10.37  $0.35
3-inch $15.67  $0.52
4-inch $24.82  $0.83
6-inch $57.67  $1.92
8-inch $114.32  $3.81
10-inch $199.54  $6.65
12-inch $317.65  $10.59

Variable Charge:

Quantity of Water   COST Per HCF FOR 2014/2015
All units
$2.81

Recycled Water Service Rate - WR, WRI

  • The rate for recycled water service is 85% of the standard water service rate (~15% discount)
  • For use in special non-potable purposes.
  • Not for human or animal use or consumption.

Recycled Water service rates for 2014/2015 are below. To see the rates from 2015/2016, click here.

Meter Rates:
meter size
monthly recycled customer charge
daily recycled customer charge
5/8-inch $17.51  $0.58
3/4-inch $22.22  $0.74
1-inch $29.27  $0.98
1-1/2-inch $48.10  $1.60
2-inch $57.51  $1.92
3-inch $198.68  $6.62
4-inch $386.90  $12.90
6-inch $716.30  $23.88
8-inch $1,657.42  $55.25
10-inch $2,598.54  $86.62
12-inch $2,598.54  $86.62

Commercial - WR

Consumption Blocks (per month) Cost per hcf for 2014/2015*
Tier 1 All Units $2.39

Irrigation - WRI

Consumption Blocks (per month) Cost per hcf for 2014/2015*
Tier 1 All Units $2.47

 Explanation of Water Charge Components Present:

Water Rate Bill Codes

 

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