New water rates start January 1st
Starting January 1, 2023, district customers will see a fixed monthly charge of $17.90 per 3/4” tap equivalent on their Denver Water bill. The price per 1,000 gallons will increase by 1% for all district customers.
In October 2022, the Denver Board of Water Commissioners adopted rate changes to help pay for critical upgrades and projects to keep the water system operating efficiently. Starting January 1, 2023, district customers will see a fixed monthly charge of $17.90 per 3/4-inch meter on their Denver Water bill.
A water bill is comprised of a volume rate for the amount of water used and also a fixed charge. The fixed monthly charge contributes to Denver Water having a stable source of revenue to continue funding the necessary water system upgrades to ensure reliable service.
Denver Water’s rate structure includes three tiers based on how much water you use. Indoor water use — for bathing, cooking and flushing toilets — is essential for human life and is charged at the lowest rate. Efficient outdoor water use is charged in the second tier (middle rate), followed by additional outdoor water use in the third tier (highest rate). In addition to variable charges based on water use, the rate structure also includes a monthly fixed charge based on the size of your water meter.
The 2023 volumetric water rates for district customers are shown in the following chart.
|Tier||Monthly Consumption||Rates per 1,000 gallons|
|Tier 1||0 to average winter consumption (AWC)||$2.75|
|Tier 2||AWC + 15,000||$4.95|
|Tier 3||Greater than AWC + 15,000||$6.59|
Customers will receive information about the 2023 rates in their Denver Water bills. If you have any questions about this rate increase, please call Denver Water Customer Care at 303-893-2444.
Feature photo above: The new, state-of-the-art Northwater Treatment Plant will be capable of treating 75 million gallons of water per day when complete in 2024. Photo credit: Denver Water.
New sewer rates start January 1st
In November 2022, the Littleton City Council adopted a sewer rate increase of 5% for all customers connected to the wastewater collection system. The new rates will take effect on January 1, 2023.
Revenues collected within the sewer utility are used to pay for operational and capital needs to manage sewer infrastructure including repairs and maintenance projects. This revenue also supports operational and capital needs of the South Platte Renew (SPR) treatment plant.
The cities of Littleton and Englewood jointly own the SPR treatment plant located in Englewood. The facility serves the cities of Littleton and Englewood as well as 19 connector districts within the 75 square mile service area. This is the third largest publicly owned treatment works in the State of Colorado. Littleton’s Sewer Utility Fund provides for the city’s 50% share of funding for the SPR treatment plant while maintaining the sanitary sewer collection lines within the collection area.
The 2023 sewer rates for single family residents and multi-family buildings are shown in the following chart.
Single-Family Residential User Inside City Limits Inside City Limits within a Sanitation District Outside City Limits
$311.48 $236.40 $283.66
Multi-Family Residential Users Inside City Limits Inside City Limits within a Sanitation District Outside City Limits
$264.73 $200.92 $241.09
If you have any questions about the annual sewer rates, please call the City of Littleton at 303-795-3700.