Description of Charges

Establishment Fee

Charge to initiate service.

Service Capacity Charge

Fixed expense based upon the size of the water service connection.  This covers a portion of the cost for maintenance of meters, pipelines, wells, and reservoirs that supply water to the City.

Water Consumption Charge

Fee based upon metered water usage, measured and billed by units, (1 unit = 100 cubic feet = 748 gallons). Billing is calculated on a tiered rate structure. There may be a pass through cost per unit added to the rate.

Elevation Charge

Fee covers the electricity costs to pump water to higher elevation zones. Questions: (714) 288-2475.

Fire Service Charge

Fixed expense for non-residential properties with private fire service connections. Questions: (714) 288-2475.

Sanitation Services Charge

Sewer Maintenance fees cover costs for sewer maintenance and environmental quality related costs.  Sewer Infrastructure fees cover City Council approved rehabilitation projects and sewer replacement costs.  A fixed cost is charged based on residential class.  A volumetric rate is charged for commercial class.  The City-Wide-Street Tree Program is a fixed cost based on residential/commercial class. Questions: (714) 532-6480

Penalty Fee

10% charge is assessed to any unpaid balance 30 days after services are rendered.

Delinquent Surcharge:

Added to accounts that remain unpaid and are scheduled for disconnection.

Reconnection Fee:

A fee charged to reconnect water after a delinquent disconnection.

Paramedic Subscription Charge (Voluntary) 

If enrolled in the program, patients are not charged for unpaid paramedic balances. For program information: (714) 288-2534;                  For enrollment status: (714) 744-2233.