Water Rates

It is the mission of the Citrus Heights Water District to furnish a dependable supply of safe, high quality water delivered to its customers in an efficient, responsive, and affordable manner.

Thank you for your continued support of the Citrus Heights Water District (CHWD or District). We commit to balancing current needs with planning tomorrow’s water system.

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Our Commitment To You

Our commitment to you continues through responsive customer service, capital improvements, water efficiency programs, legislative advocacy and monitoring to protect the interests of you, our customer. In addition, we are planning for long-term reliability of our water supply through infrastructure replacements and expanded access to groundwater resources.

We strive to maximize the value provided to our customers and keep our overhead low. With your help, we maintain and upgrade the facilities that deliver safe and reliable drinking water to over 19,900 service connections.

CHWD balances your daily needs with long-range planning. We are planning for three critical system improvements:

  • Replacing aging water mains
  • Replacing aging water meters
  • Expanding groundwater supply

CHWD rates were adjusted for 2020 to ensure that the District can balance short-term demands and long-term needs.

Did You Know?

  • 5,160 feet of water main were replaced/installed during seven separate capital improvement projects in 2020
  • 414 water system installations and repairs were completed in 2020
  • 222 households were assisted with water efficiency home audits and classes in 2020

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Summary of Rates

Regional Rate Comparison

CHWD has a proven record of providing quality service at low rates as shown in this graphic.

Rate Comparison Chart

Rate Calculator— 2021 Water Rates

To estimate your water bill or learn how changing your water use could affect your bill, use the calculator below. The calculator is based on a 1-inch meter, the standard size for a single family home.

To use this calculator, plug your assumed or previous water unit usage in the calculator.

Water Efficiency Saves Money and Resources

Saving water needs to be a way of life for all Californians. Did you know that water use outside the home can account for more than 60 percent of the water we use? For most customers, the most effective way to reduce water use is to implement water-efficient landscape practices. Visit our Water Efficiency Tips to learn about the simple things you can do to reduce your water use year-round.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Much of the District’s infrastructure, including water mains and water meters, is nearing the end of its useful life. If the water delivery system is not kept up to date, catastrophic incidents, caused by malfunctions could become more likely. System failures can cause property damage from flooding and waste large quantities of precious water. These incidents are expensive, so taking the necessary precautions is much less costly over time.

For more information, please contact Citrus Heights Water District at (916) 725-6873. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Please send any questions via email to: communications@chwd.org