Culinary Water System

Culinary Water Rates

The city council has held a number of discussions and public hearings on proposed changes to the culinary water rates. Please see the September newsletter for a detailed discussion on the proposal. Here is the ordinance setting the water rates.

At the November 17, 2015 council meeting, new water rates were adopted. The base rate of $55 remains the same and covers the first 10,000 gallons of water. Effective January 1, 2016, the following surcharges will apply:

10,001 to 100,000 gallons: $1.00/1000 gallons for metered water
100,001 gallons and over: $2.00/1000 gallons

The base rate for water increased $1 per month effective July 1, 2018. The monthly charge is now $58.00 for delivery, infrastructure, and culinary water up to 10,000 gallons.

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

Richmond City publishes a drinking water quality report each year to provide you with information about your drinking water and the efforts to provide safe drinking water. Please click here for the most recent report (2017 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report).

Water Conservation Plan

The city council adopted the updated Water Conservation Plan during the October 2014 meeting. Goals set in the previous plan (from 2009) were met but there is still room for improvement. Remember to Slow the Flow year round, not just in the summer.

Water & Wastewater Impact Fee Analyses

Richmond City has updated the impact and hook-up fees for culinary water and wastewater (sewer) for the time period of 2014 through 2019. As required by state law, a copy of our final water and wastewater impact fee analyses prepared by a certified authority is available for examination at the Richmond City office (6 West Main). A digital copy may be viewed here (you will need Acrobat Reader to view the document).

Please note that these updates will only apply to future new hook-ups to culinary water and wastewater and DO NOT AFFECT current water and wastewater connections in any manner whatsoever.

Call 811 Before Digging

Please be sure to call Blue Stakes (811) 48 hours before digging to have utilities such as natural gas pipelines marked. Click here for more information.


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