The current water rates and charges were adopted by the Tucson's Mayor and Council on May 22, 2018, and became effective July 1, 2019.
NOTICE: On October 19, 2021, the City of Tucson Mayor and Council voted to implement a differential rate structure for Tucson Water customers located in unincorporated Pima County. These rates go into effect December 1, 2021. Click here to view detail on these rate changes.
Usage and Other Charges
Per 100 cubic feet (Ccf)
(1 Ccf = 748 Gallons)
|Charge||Charge per Ccf|
|Usage Base Rate||$3.36|
|Tier 1 Summer Surcharge*||$1.08|
|Tier 2 Summer Surcharge**||$0.29|
|Central Arizona Project (CAP)||$0.70|
* Usage during May-October above 100% of winter average
** Usage during May-October above 145% of winter average
Note: Winter average is calculated from November-April.
Guide to Other Charges
Pays charges assessed by (Central Arizona Water Conservation District ) for City's allocation of CAP water
Dedicated funding to recover Utility's conservation efforts
(First effective July 7, 2008)
Monthly Service Charge
Flat rate paid by customer, regardless of the amount of water used.
Guide to Monthly Service Charge
Recovers the costs of:
- Meter reading.
- Meter maintenance and replacement.
- A portion of distribution system (pipeline) maintenance.
- A portion of the capital costs associated with CAP water and public fire protection.