Residential water budgets comprise both indoor and outdoor budgets. Each single-family residential customer will be allocated a reasonable amount of water for their monthly use, split into indoor and outdoor water budgets. At the conclusion of the rate restructure in 2019, each property will have a water budget specific to its irrigable area.
For residential customers, the rate structure for the volumetric charge has five tiers. Rates increase with the tiers. Residential customer who stay within their water budget remain in the first two tiers:
Single-Family residential customers who require more water than the default water budget can submit a request for a variance. Variances may be given for: Additional residents; Medical Needs; Licensed Care Facilities; and Additional Landscaping areas. Variances are effective the date the request is approved by the District and are subject to periodic review. The variance request form can be completed online digitally or by hard copy (PDF).