Notice of Public Hearing Regarding
Proposed Water Rate Increases
The City of Paso Robles is proposing to gradually phase in water rate adjustments over the next five years to support water system operating and maintenance expenses, fund the City’s share of debt service for the Nacimiento Water Project, and provide funding for capital improvements needed to support safe and reliable service. The City will hold a public hearing on the proposed water rate increases as follows:
Date: December 20, 2022
Time: 6:30 pm
Place*: Paso Robles City Hall
The water rate is a combined fixed-charge/variable, consumption-based-charge. The per unit usage is the same for every class of customer. 1 unit is 100 cubic feet, which is equal to 748 gallons. Water rates change each January 1.
Current Water Rate
Effective January 1, 2021, the current water rate is $6.56 per unit, and the current flat rate is $10.00.
Calculating Your Bill
To calculate your own bill, simply:
- Multiply $6.56 times the estimated / actual consumption units. Historical consumption data is provided on your water bill and is updated with each monthly statement.
- Add the flat rate charge of $10.00.
- If you use 10 units, your monthly bill for water will be $75.60 ($6.56 times 10 units, plus the $10.00 flat rate). Sewer not included.
- If you use 50 units, your monthly bill for water will be $338.00 ($6.56 times 50 units, plus the $10.00 flat rate). Sewer not included.
Paying Your Water Bill
Water Rates Structure
The City Council conducted a public hearing and adopted Resolution 15-135 (PDF) establishing a revised water rate structure effective January 1, 2017.
Pursuant to Ordinance Number 1025 (PDF), adopted on April 5, 2016, new water rates took effect on January 1, 2017. The new rates reflected a change in the City’s water rate structure from all-consumption based water usage rates to a combined fixed-charge/variable, consumption-based-charge water rate. This per unit usage charge is the same for every class of customer. One unit of water equals 100 cubic feet (HCF) or 748 gallons.