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Drinking Water Rates
Rates Effective July 1, 2016

Water Quantity Charge
The quantity charge is based on how much water is used, in units of hundreds of cubic feet (HCF). One HCF is equivalent to 748 gallons of water. All water bills include a quantity charge, and if you live in a higher elevation, the additional cost of pumping is added. In addition, all water bills include a service charge and 5% utility tax.

Residential Drinking Water Rates

The San Jose Municipal Water System has an inclining tiered rate structure for residential customers. This means that the less water you use, the less you pay.
Tier  Evergreen  Edenvale Coyote Alviso North San José
Zone 1 Zone 2 Zone 3,4 Zone 5,6      
0-14 HCF  $3.74  $3.95  $4.12  $4.33  $3.74  $3.74  $3.74  $3.74
15-28 HCF 4.31  4.47 4.64 4.87 4.31 4.31 4.31 4.31
29-42 HCF  4.31 4.47 4.64 4.87 4.31 4.31 4.31 4.31
42 HCF 4.31 4.47 4.64 4.87 4.31 4.31 4.31 4.31

Non-Residential/Retail Drinking Water Rates
Non-residential customers of the San Jose Municipal Water System pay a flat rate for their water use.
Tier  Evergreen  Edenvale  Coyote  Alviso North San José
  Zone 1 Zone 2 Zone 3,4 Zone 5,6        
$ per HCF  $4.31  $4.47  $4.64  $4.87 $4.31 $4.31 $4.31 $4.31

Meter Service Charge
All Municipal Water System customers pay a service charge based on the size of the meter. The following charges apply to all system customers.

Bi-Monthly Meter Service Charges (All Areas & Zones)
Meter Size Bi-Monthly Service Charge Fire Service Detector Check
5/8 inch  $32.98  $0
3/4 inch 33.68  0
1 inch 58.60  0
1 1/2 inch 117.20  0
2 inch 180.66  18.00
3 inch 341.82  36.00
4 inch 522.48  54.00
6 inch 683.66  72.00
8 inch 976.70  90.00
10 inch 1,220.92  108.00