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Water Rates
The Value of Water
Most people take water for granted simply because they don't realize the processes involved to ensure a safe, reliable supply is consistently delivered to all our customers. It takes a lot of energy, infrastructure, expertise, and maintenance to capture, treat and deliver water to homes and businesses. Of all your needs, water is the single most important. It is a life-essential resource – you need it every day for almost everything you do yet few people understand how truly valuable it is.

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Residential Service

The residential bimonthly service charge for 5/8" meters is $89.40.
The residential bimonthly service charge for 1" meters is $160.06.

Residential Rates
Service charge base rate: 0-8 ccfs are included in the minimum bill.
Level
ccf*
Rate (per ccf)
Tier One 9-24  $2.70
Tier Two 25-40  $3.74
Tier Three 41-60  $5.58
Tier Four 61-100  $9.50
Tier Five 101+
 $12.78
*ccf (100 cubic feet) = 748 gallons

Commercial Service

The commercial monthly service charge for 5/8" meters is $52.95.
The commercial monthly service charge for 1" meters is $88.28.

Commercial Rates
Service charge base rate: 0-4 ccfs are included in the minimum bill.
Level
ccf*
Rate (per ccf)
Tier One 5+
 $3.86
*ccf (100 cubic feet) = 748 gallons

Documents

These rates are in accordance with the City of Big Bear Lake Ordinance No. 2013-424.
Administrative Fees
2009 Comprehensive Water Rate Study
Revenue Requirement Analysis for 2013-17 Proposed Rates  (large document - may take several minutes to download)