SAWS' rate structure is designed to provide a balance between residential and business rates and strengthen conservation pricing for all water users. Within our tiered-structure, the less water you use, the lower the rate you will pay.
Monthly water rates are based upon water usage measured per 100 gallons and are determined by the type of water service received.
Fees are designed to recover costs associated with providing special services to particular customers and help decrease pressure on system-wide rates. Though fees are collected by SAWS, the utility does not keep all of them. Some are transferred to other agencies charging the fees.