Water & Recycled Water Rates

Water & Recycled Water Rates

Livermore Municipal Water purchases all of its water from the Tri-Valley's water wholesaler, Zone 7 Water Agency. The cost of purchasing wholesale water is set by Zone 7 Water Agency and is passed through to Livermore Municipal Water customers. All charges on Livermore Municipal Water bills that are listed as “wholesale” are the charges set by Zone 7 Water Agency and all charges listed as “City” are set by Livermore Municipal Water.

Livermore Municipal Water bills have fixed and variable costs. Fixed costs are based on the water meter’s size and type. Variable costs are based on water usage and customer classification.

 

Fixed Charges

Fixed charges are monthly rates based on the water meter’s size and type. These charges are for fixed costs that do not vary with the amount of water used, such as billing services, customer service, infrastructure maintenance, and 24/7 water service emergency response.  All charges below are a combination of the City and Zone 7 charges and are effective on January 1, 2020.

Meter Size  Meter Type  Fixed Charge
 5/8"  Displacement  $41.88
 3/4"  Displacement  $57.87
 1" Displacement with Fire Meter  $41.88
 1"  Displacement  $94.38
 1.5"  Displacement  $181.89
 1.5"  Turbine  $216.89
 2"  Displacement  $288.89
 2"  Turbine  $341.38
 3"  Turbine  $768.14
 4"  Turbine  $1,319.40
 6"  Turbine  $2,806.92
8"   Turbine  $4,906.96
 10"  Turbine  $7,336.98

 
 Fireline Meter Size  Fixed Charge
 1"  $2.54
 1.5"  $3.81
 2"  $5.07
 3"  $7.60
 4"  $10.13
 6"  $15.18
 8"  $20.24
 10"  $25.28

 

Variable Charges

Variable charges are based on water usage and customer classification. All variable charges below are per 100 cubic feet of water used (CCF).  All charges below are a combination of the City and Zone 7 charges and are effective on January 1, 2020.

Customer Classification  Variable Charge
 Residential Water Use (Per Meter)
Tier I
(0 - 700 cubic feet of water used)
 $3.23
Tier II
(Over 700 cubic feet of water used)
 $3.67
Non-Residential Water Uses
 Commercial, Institutional, & Public Agency Properties  $3.32
 Irrigation & Construction Uses  $3.67
 Recycled Water  $2.97

 

How does Livermore Municipal Water determine its rates?

Livermore Municipal Water first develops proposed water service rates through a third-party Cost of Service Study. These studies analyze what rates are necessary to ensure adequate funding for Livermore Municipal Water’s water system. The rates are then finalized through a Proposition 218-compliant public hearing process.  

Livermore’s last Water Cost of Service Study was completed in 2017 to develop proposed rates for August 1, 2017 to June 30, 2022. The Council adopted the proposed rates in 2017.  In 2020, the City Council delayed pre-approved rate increases set to begin on July 1, 2020 by six months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

•  2017 Water & Wastewater Cost of Service Study


Visit Zone 7 Water Agency's website for more information on how wholesale water rates are determined for the Tri-Valley.


Who do I contact with questions about my Livermore Municipal Water bill?

Contact the City of Livermore Utility Billing Division by calling (925) 960-4320 Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or emailing utilitybilling@cityoflivermore.net.