Water Rate Schedules and Fees; FAQs

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TEST PAGE IN PROGRESS -- EFFECTIVE JULY 2, 2018

The current water rates and charges were adopted by the Tucson's Mayor and Council on May 22, 2018, and became effective July 2, 2018.

Additional Rates Information:

Single-Family Class

Per 100 cubic feet (Ccf)
(1 Ccf = 748 Gallons)

Usage (Ccf) Average Monthly Bill
0 $15.00
5 $28.30
8 (overall average)      $37.97
9 $42.32
10 $46.67
16 $77.16
31 $212.66
45 $396.62
60 $593.72

All amounts shown are before tax. Taxes billed are turned over to the taxing authority and are not revenues of Tucson Water. Current tax rates are: 2.6%, City of Tucson; 6.1%, State of Arizona exiting Tucson Water website; 4.5%, Town of Marana exiting Tucson Water website; 4.0%, Town of Oro Valley exiting Tucson Water website 4.5%, City of South Tucson exiting Tucson Water website.

Usage Charges

Per 100 cubic feet (Ccf)
(1 Ccf = 748 Gallons)

Customer Class / Charge Categories Charge per Ccf
Residential Block Rates
Single Family
1 – 7 Ccf $1.87
8 – 15 Ccf $3.56
16 – 30 Ccf $7.95
Over 30 Ccf $12.35
Duplex-Triplex
1 – 10 Ccf $1.87
11 – 20 Ccf $3.56
21 – 35 Ccf $7.95
Over 35 Ccf $12.35

Monthly Service Charge

Flat rate paid by customer, regardless of the amount of water used.

Meter Size Rates
5/8 inch * $15.00 **
3/4 inch $20.23
1 inch $30.70
1-1/2 inch $56.86
2 inch $88.25
2-1/2 inch $130.11
3 inch $171.97
4 inch $292.32
6 inch $593.71
8 inch $894.05
10 inch $1,364.97
12 inch $2,254.49

Other Charges

Per 100 cubic feet (Ccf)
(1 Ccf = 748 Gallons)

Charge Charge per Ccf
Central Arizona Project (CAP) $0.69
Conservation Fee $0.10

 

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Why do water rates increase?
As an enterprise fund, Tucson Water must generate enough revenue to cover its operating costs. Without an increase, Tucson Water would not be able to continue to deliver safe, reliable drinking water to more than 725,000 people. Even though we continue to conserve more water, expenses to maintain the water system continue to rise.

How much will my water bill increase per month?
The average single family household will see an increase of about $2.77 per month.

What water rates are changing?

  • Monthly potable service charge, based on the meter size
  • Residential (single family, duplex/triplex) block rates
  • Base rates for multifamily, mobile home parks, commercial, industrial, and construction water service
  • Dedicated monthly conservation fee for programs to increase water efficiency
  • Monthly fire sprinkler service charge
  • Monthly reclaimed service charge and usage rates

Who approves water rate increases?
The City of Tucson Mayor and Council approve water rates. In May 2018, the Mayor and Council approved rates for Fiscal Year 2019 and Fiscal Year 2020. This action followed a series of public town hall meetings on water rates, a public hearing and the recommendation of the Citizens’ Water Advisory Committee.

I’m on a limited income. Can Tucson Water help me pay my bill?
Customers with limited income may be eligible for financial assistance to help with the charges on their utility services statement, including water, sewer and trash fees. For more information about eligibility, go to tucsonaz.gov/water/low-income-assistance-program or call 520-791-5443.

What can I do to reduce my bill?
Look for ways to use water more efficiently in and around your home or business. Tucson Water offers numerous programs to help you conserve water:

Monthly Usage in Ccf

Monthly Usage in Gallons

Monthly Charge

Monthly Increase

4 Ccf

2992 Gallons

$25.64

$2.07

8 Ccf**

5984 Gallons

$37.97

$2.77

12 Ccf

8976 Gallons

$55.37

$3.77