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Adopted Water Rates & Charges

         Historical Water Rates
Effective January 1st
2012   
   2013    2014    
Tier 1 Supply Rate ($/AF) $106 $140 $148
Delta Supply Surcharge ($/AF) $58     *     *
Tier 2 Supply Rate ($/AF) $290 $290 $290
System Access Rate ($/AF) $217 $223 $243
Water Stewardship Rate ($/AF) $43 $41 $41
System Power Rate ($/AF) $136 $189 $161
Full Service Untreated Volumetric Cost ($/AF)
Tier 1 $560 $593 $593
Tier 2 $686 $743 $735
Replenishment Water Rate: untreated ($/AF) $442 ** **
Interim Agricultural Water Program: untreated ($/AF) $537 *** ***
Treatment Surcharge ($/AF) $234 $254 $297
Full Service Treated Volumetric Cost ($/AF)
Tier 1 $794 $847 $890
Tier 2 $920 $997 $1,032
Treated Replenishment Water Rate ($/AF) $651 ** **
Treated Interim Agricultural Water Program ($/AF) $765 *** ***
Readiness-to-Serve Charge
(millions of dollars)
$146 $142 $166
Capacity Charge ($/cfs) $7,400 $6,400 $8,600

* The Delta Supply Surcharge will be suspended after 2012
** Discussions on the replenishment program are continuing with the Member Agencies
*** The Interim Agricultural Water Program will be discontinued after 2012

Definitions

Tier 1 Supply Rate - recovers the of cost of maintaining a reliable amount of supply.

Delta Supply Surcharge - reflects the additional supply costs that Metropolitan faces along with other costs due to the pumping restrictions on the State Water Project.

Tier 2 Supply Rate - set at Metropolitan's cost of developing additional supply to encourage efficient use of local resources.

System Access Rate – recovers a portion of the costs associated with the delivery of supplies.

System Power Rate – recovers Metropolitan’s power costs for pumping supplies to Southern California.

Water Stewardship Rate – recovers the cost of Metropolitan’s financial commitment to conservation, water recycling, groundwater clean-up and other local resource management programs.

Replenishment Water Rate – a discounted rate for surplus system supplies available for the purpose of replenishing local storage.

Treated Replenishment Water Rate – a discounted rate for surplus system supplies available for the purpose of replenishing local storage.

Interim Agricultural Water Rate – discounted rate for surplus system supplies available for the purpose of growing agricultural, horticultural, or floricultural products.

Treated Interim Agricultural Water Program Rate – discounted rate for surplus system supplies available for the purpose of growing agricultural, horticultural, or floricultural products.

Treatment Surcharge – recovers the costs of treating imported water.

Readiness-to-Serve Charge - a fixed charge that recovers the cost of the portion of system capacity that is on standby to provide emergency service and operational flexibility.

Capacity Charge – the capacity charge recovers the cost of providing peak capacity within the distribution system.

Page updated: April 19, 2012