A base rate is charged based upon the size of meter that serves your property.
If your service is outside the District boundaries, then your Base Rate and variable costs are billed at 1 ½ times the in-District rates.
See our PDF below to read the portion of Regulation 16 that details the monthly and variable charges. Rates are set to be adjusted each January through 2027.
Water rates effective January 2023
The wholesale cost for your water, the charge we are billed directly from Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District (HBMWD), is billed to your account at $1.77 per CCF. That is a direct pass through for the actual cost of the water you use and that is reflected on your statement as HBMWD PASS THRU and it will be adjusted each July 1st or when new rates are set by HBMWD. The most recent rate is effective August 1, 2022.
Properties that have an alternate source of water or that are required to have a Double Check Valve are billed a monthly fee of $2.58 for the annual inspection fee of said device.