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 March 27, 2012, The Glendale City Council approved the water rate restructure and increase for 2012-2015. The new rate structure and increase went into effect on April 27, 2012.

Glendale Water & Power maintains three (3) 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 Commodity Charge (WCC) is assessed when water is used through your meter.
  • Customer Charge (CC) is assessed regardless of usage.
  • Water Adjustment Charge (WAC) is assessed when water is used through your meter.
  • Total Water Charges (TWC) = CC + WCC + WAC

Customer Charge: Is a fixed monthly charge based on the size of the water meter. Customer charge rates for 2014 are below. Click here to see the rates for 2015. To determine the meter size of your property check your bill or contact GWP Customer Service at (818) 548-3300.

Meter Rates:

 

Meter Size Rate Per Meter Per Month
5/8-inch $21.18
3/4-inch $24.83
1-inch $32.15
1-1/2-inch $50.43
2-inch $72.38
3-inch $123.58
4-inch $196.72
6-inch $379.59
8-inch $599.02
10-inch $855.03

Water Usage Charge: 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 Usage Charges for 2014. To see the water usage charge for 2015, click here.
    

Water Usage Charge Consumption Blocks
(per month)
Cost per hcf For 2014 *
Single Family

Tier 1 0 - 6.26 hcf $1.72
Tier 2 6.27 - 12.52 hcf $2.18
Tier 3 12.53 - 31.03 hcf $3.53
Tier 4 31.04 - 40.28 hcf $3.93
Tier 5 40.29+ $4.52
Multi Family

Tier 1 0 - 5.10 hcf
(X number of units)
$1.81
Tier 2 5.11 - 10.20 hcf
(X number of units)
$3.42
Tier 3 10.21+
(X number of units)
$3.99
Commercial


All Units $3.10
Irrigation


All Units $3.31

* The cost per hcf includes the commodity and water adjustment charges.

Water Adjustment Charge – WAC

In accordance with Section 13.08.150 of the Glendale Municipal Code, the purchased water adjustment charge for potable water for the period beginning January 1, 2014 will increase to $0.39 from $0.24 per hundred cubic feet. The adjustment charge component for recycled water will increase to $0.29 from $0.18 per hundred cubic feet. These increases are the result of the price increase of the Metropolitan Water District's Tier 1 water rate from $847 per acre foot to $890 per acre foot.


Potable WAC ($/HCF) Recylced WAC ($/HCF)
Service Current Effective
January 1, 2014
Current Effective
January 1, 2014
Single Family Residential
Tier 1 $ - $ - $ - $ -
Tier 2 $ - $ - $ - $ -
Tier 3 $ 0.21 $ 0.35 $ 0.16 $ 0.26
Tier 4 $ 0.24 $ 0.39 $ 0.18 $ 0.29
Tier 5 $ 0.24 $ 0.39 $ 0.18 $ 0.29
Multi-Family Residential
Tier 1 $ - $ - $ - $ -
Tier 2 $ 0.24 $ 0.39 $ 0.18 $ 0.29
Tier 3 $ 0.24 $ 0.39 $ 0.18 $ 0.29
Commercial $ 0.14 $ 0.23 $ 0.11 $ 0.17
Irrigation $ 0.14 $ 0.23 $ 0.11 $ 0.17

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 (per meter per month) is assessed with or without usage through this meter.
  • Commodity 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.
  • Water Adjustment Charge is assessed when the Commodity Charge is applied.
  • Total Water Charges (TWC) = CC + WCC + WAC for non-firefighting
  • Total Water Charges (TWCF) = CC for firefighting


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

Meter Charges:

Size Fire Line Rate Per Meter Per Month
2-inch $13.47
3-inch $28.14
4-inch $202.37
6-inch $395.98
8-inch $633.96
10-inch $917.86

Commodity Charge:

Quantity of Water Rate Per 100 Cubic Feet Per Month
First 10 units of 100 cubic feet $0.9204
All units in excess of first 10 units $2.0709

Recycled Water Service Rate - WR

  • The rate for recycled water service is approximately 75% of the standard water service rate (~25% discount)
  • For use in special non-potable purposes.
  • Not for human or animal use or consumption.

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

 

Commercial

Consumption Blocks (per month) Cost per hcf for 2014*
Tier 1 All Units $2.15

Irrigation

Consumption Blocks (per month) Cost per hcf for 2014*
Tier 1 All Units $2.31

*The cost per hcf does not include water adjustment charge.

In accordance with Section 13.08.150 of the Glendale Municipal Code, the purchased water adjustment charge for recycled water for the period beginning January 1, 2014 to $0.29 from $0.18 per hundred cubic feet. These increases are the result of the price increase of the Metropolitan Water District's Tier 1 water rate from $847 per acre foot to $890 per acre foot.
 

Meter Rates:

Recycled Water Meter Charge Rate Per Meter Per Month
5/8-inch $15.89
3/4-inch $18.62
1-inch $24.11
1-1/2-inch $37.82
2-inch $54.29
3-inch $92.69
4-inch $147.54
6-inch $284.69
8-inch $449.27
10-inch $641.27

Explanation of Water Charge Components Present:

Water Rate Bill Codes

 

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