Water Rates

Water rates are set in 4 blocked tiers and billed in units of hundred cubic feet (HCF). One HCF equals 748 gallons or approximately 15 full bathtubs of water. This variable charge is based on your actual water use as recorded by your water meter. The more water used, the higher the per unit charge. 

  • Tier 1 = 0 to 6 HCF (0 to 4,488 gallons)
  • Tier 2 = 7 to 14 HCF (4,488 to 10,472 gallons)
  • Tier 3 = 15 to 30 HCF(10,472 to 22,440 gallons)
  • Tier 4 = >30 HCF (22,440 gallons and up)

Water Shortage Update

On May 4, 2020, the Ventura City Council declared a Stage 2 Water Shortage Event. As a reminder, Stage 3 Water Shortage rates were implemented in September 2015 and remained in effect through June 30, 2020. The Stage 2 rate change is effective July 1, 2020.  

How do Stage 2 rates (new) compare to Stage 3 rates (existing)?Stage 2 vs Stage 3 Comparison

Select the Water Bill Calculator to estimate how Stage 2 will impact your water bill. 

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