Water Rates and Fees

RATE SCHEDULE: On July 22, 2014, the Aromas Water District Board of Directors adopted new rates and charges as recommended in the Water Rates and Water Capacity Charges Study. This rate shedule sets the annual rate increases through June 30th 2019.

View the study results

Ordinance 72 gives more details about rates.

View Ordinance 72


CURRENT RESIDENTIAL RATES: The rates below are valid from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

Base Rate: The monthly "base" service fee for a regular (5/8”) line is currently $40.00 for each residence on a meter regardless of how much water is used. This base rate is a flat monthly fee that meets a portion of the fixed costs to provide service to any existing meter. These costs include inspection, maintenance, accounting, meter reading and billing services for a typcial water connection and for fire suppression capacity.

Usage Rate: In addition to the base rate, customers are charged the following for actual water used:

  • 0-899 cubic feet (cf):             $0.0390 per cf
  • 900-3000 cubic feet (cf):        $0.0654 per cf
  • 3001 cubic feet (cf) and up:    $0.0909 per cf

PVWMA fees:  You will also notice a small fee shown on your bill as “PVWMA.” Our wells lie within the Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency’s boundaries. We pay fees to PVWMA for all water pumped from the basin and the charge is currently 53 cents per 100 cubic feet. This "Augmentation Fee" funds implementation of their Basin Management Plan. To find out more about this fee, click on the PVWMA link here.