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Water and Sewer Billing Rates

The City bills every two months for water and sewer service.  The City examines and adjusts rates on an annual basis. For Arvada customers living inside the City, the rates are among the lowest in the metro area. Learn more about how the City determines annual rates on the Utilities Transparency webpage.

2023 Water Rates Effective January 1, 2023

The following does not include service, usage, sewer, out-of-city, and other charges. For a complete list of both water and sewer rates, please download the 2023 Water and Sewer Billing Rates.

Rate Per 1,000 Gallons for In-City Residential Water Service  

Excluding usage and other charges.

  • 0 - 30,000 gallons for the first unit plus 13,000 gallons for each additional unit at the rate of $5.03 per 1,000 gallons.
  • 30,001 - 60,000 gallons for the first unit plus 26,000 gallons for each additional unit at the rate of $6.29 per 1,000 gallons
  • 60,001 - 90,000 gallons for the first unit plus 39,000 gallons for each additional unit at the rate of $7.56 per 1,000 gallons
  • All remaining usage at the rate of $10.07 per 1,000 gallons.

Budget Billing is Available

The Utility Billing Division offers budget billing for your City of Arvada Utility Bill. Customers can choose a monthly equalized payment based upon the past 12 months of water consumption.  

Pay your water bill

The City provides a variety of methods for residents to pay their water bills

Rates and Water System Funding

The Arvada Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Utilities are funded through rates and new tap fees, not taxes. The City does not make a profit on these services or use the funds generated for anything other than providing water and sewer services. The rates are designed to recover the costs of providing reliable, high-quality water service, to efficiently remove, treat, and dispose of sewage generated by our customers, and to safely discharge stormwater into local waterways.

Increases in rates are due to higher raw water costs, energy increases, higher pricing for goods procured from outside vendors and the steadily increasing need for rehabilitation and replacement of infrastructure.

Stormwater Fee

Since January 2002, residents and businesses in the City limits have been required to pay a Stormwater Utility fee. 75% is used for flood control projects and 25% is used for the Stormwater Permit.

The fee is based upon the amount of area on each property that does not allow water to absorb into the ground, such as driveways, patios, and rooftops.


Utility Billing: 720-898-7070

Water Quality: 720-898-7802

To report a water break or sewer backup after hours or on the weekend: 720-898-7820

To report a water problem electronically, 24/7, use Ask Arvada.