Water Rates

New Water Rate Structure Effective January 2024

Effective January 2024, the City of Dacono will implement a new water rate structure and rates. The City of Dacono has not increased water rates since 2018.  During that time, the price of water and the operation and maintenance of the system increased while the rates stayed the same.  Water rates cover the standard operations and maintenance of the water system and water infrastructure and the cost of purchasing additional water. Read the list of frequently asked questions

Water Rate Study

When conducting the water rate study and setting 2024 water rates, the rate structure aligned with two community values:  affordability of essential water use and conservation. Therefore, the monthly service charge has been decreased, and the volume allowance has been removed. To promote water conservation, a fourth tier rate is for customers who use significant amounts of water. Customers in this tier will also be charged a surcharge to discourage overuse.

Tiered Rate Structure

The rate structure details what charges make up a customer's bill.  Every customer pays a service charge, capital improvement fee, and at least the first tier for water use. Customers who use more than the Tier 1 allotment will also see a Tier 2 charge on their bill. 

In a tiered pricing structure, consumers pay more as they use more water.  The lowest tier corresponds to an amount of water sufficient to meet basic indoor needs like drinking and bathing. Each subsequent tier charges a higher rate and is designed to discourage households from using water for non-essential things like large lawns and swimming pools.

Residential Water Rates

Most residential water customers have 5/8" meter and use about 7,000 gallons of water monthly. During the warmer months, this amount may increase, moving customers into a high tier rate.

Meter Size5/8"3/4"1"1.5"
Service Charge$22.00$47.67$104.87$143.00
Capital Improvement Fee$22.10$55.25$110.50$230.75
Residential Tiers *Monthly usage above Tier 4 is subject to a $0.01 per gallon surcharge
TierRateTier Boundary 
(1,000 gallons)
Tier Boundary
(1,000 gallons)
Tier Boundary
(1,000 gallons)
Tier Boundary
(1,000 gallons)
Tier 1$3.40Up to 5Up to 17.5Up to 40Up to 73.5
Tier 2$5.095 to 1517.5 to 2540 to 5573.5 to 100
Tier 3$6.7915 to 3025 to 20055 to 200100 to 230
Tier 4$8.48Over 30Over 200Over 200Over 230


Commercial Water Rates


Meter Size
5/8"
3/4"
1"
1.5"
2"
3"
Service Charge$22.00$47.67$104.87$208.27$393.80$840.40
Capital Improvement Fee$22.10$55.25$110.50$230.75$439.40$878.80
Commercial Tiers *Monthly usage above Tier 4 is subject to a $0.01 per gallon surcharge
TierRateTier Boundary 
(1,000 gallons)
Tier Boundary
(1,000 gallons)
Tier Boundary (1,000 gallons)Tier Boundary
(1,000 gallons)
Tier Boundary (1,000 gallons)Tier Boundary (1,000 gallons)
Tier 1$3.50Up to 5Up to 17.5Up to 40Up to 73.5Up to 140Up to 280
Tier 2$5.255-1517.5 to 2540 to 5573.5 to 100140-200280-360
Tier 3$7.0015 to 3025 to 13055 to 420100 to 680200-680360-680
Tier 4$8.75Over 30Over 130Over 420Over 680Over 680Over 680
  1. Water Department


    Physical Address
    512 Cherry Ave
    Building A
    Dacono, CO 80514

    Phone: 303-833-2317 X121
    Fax: 303-833-5528


  2. Lisa Floyd

    Utility Billing Clerk

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