What can I do to lower my bill?

The first step to reduce water costs is reducing water use, particularly for irrigation (which is typically 60-70% of water use). Customers can lower their bills by implementing conservation techniques and fixing any household leaks. If you suspect a leak or feel that your water bill is extremely high, request an audit. A District representative will visit your home and conduct a thorough review of your water meter, water pressure and irrigation habits. The District will then provide recommendations for conserving water and reducing your monthly bill. For more information on cost savings, learn about our Operation Conservation program, where you can find new ways to save water and money.

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1. Where does our water come from?
2. Who is the Metropolitan Water District?
3. How much does our water cost to import?
4. How does SMWD determine its water rates?
5. What are the current water and sewer rates?
6. How does the District's tiered rate structure work?
7. What can I do to lower my bill?
8. Why do I pay a power surcharge?
9. An item on my bill reads "WHOLESALE PASS THRU CHRG." What is it?
10. Does SMWD offer a low income rate?
11. Why does my tax bill show an increase in a SMWD improvement district bond levy?
12. What has SMWD done to reduce its dependency on imported water?
13. What is gray water? Can I use it?
14. What are the official rules and regulations concerning water, recycled water and wastewater service?