City Of Greeley
 

Rates and Fees

The Greeley Water and Sewer Department continues to work to keep costs as low as possible while doing what is necessary to provide our community with a secure and reliable supply of water and sewer services that are effective and efficient. Greeley Water and Sewer is a user-pay enterprise. That means that all of the money we have to spend on our system comes from what our customers pay us in water fees and what developers pay us to tap into our system. No tax revenues go to the water or sewer system. Below is an explanation of Greeley’s monthly water and sanitary sewer rates.

For more specific account billing information contact the Finance Department at 970-350-9720 or visit the Finance Department's utility billing page. You can also pay your water bill online.

Current Water and Sewer Rates
Purchase of New Water & Sewer Taps
Plant Investment Fees
Raw Water Dedication
2013 Rate Resolution


2014 Water and Sewer Rates
Effective January 1, 2014

Greeley’s water and sanitary sewer customers are billed every month. Your monthly bill consists of fixed service charges and consumption charges for every 1,000 gallons of water used or sewage treated. Sewer charges vary based upon customer classes, or how much system capacity the customer uses. For instance, a restaurant puts more load on the wastewater treatment plant than does a single family residence and, therefore, pays a higher rate. Water customers who are outside the City limits pay a higher rate for service because they did not help pay for the original system construction.

Water Use Charge per 1,000 Gallons

Inside City Residential

$4.04

Inside City Commercial

$3.66

Inside City Industrial/Large Volume

$2.84

Outside City Residential

$9.99

Outside City Commercial

$9.74

Non-Potable Service

$2.19


Fixed Monthly Water Service Charge

Meter Size (inches)

Inside City Limits

Outside City Limits

3/4 or 5/8

$10.60

$11.10

1

$10.90

$11.40

1 1/2

$14.20

$14.85

2

$15.55

$16.25

3

$43.40

$45.40

4

$50.60

$52.90

6 $63.75 $66.65

Non-Potable Service

$15.55

N/A


Wastewater Use Charge per 1,000 Gallons
(Charges for residential customers are based on winter water use.)

Single Family Rate

$1.75

Multi-Family Rate

$2.09

Commercial and Industrial Rates

Commercial and Industrial rates depend on the type of customer; (e.g. whether the customer operates a restaurant, car wash or mortuary, etc.) These rates are based on how much and how contaminated the wastewater is for each customer group.


Fixed Monthly Wastewater Charge

Single Family Rate

$11.55

Multifamily Rate

$11.55 per sewer connection

Commercial and Industrial Rate

$11.55 per sewer connection


Charges for a New Water or Sewer Tap

Water and the capacity to deliver drinking water and collect and treat wastewater are valuable commodities in Greeley. New connections to the water and sewer system create additional demands on those systems. Growth pays its own way by supplying the raw water, paying plant investment fees, and building the water and sewer lines in a new development. “Raw water” in the form of water rights is provided by the developer so the filter plants have water to process and supply to new customers. The City uses “plant investment fees” to pay for expanded treatment plant capacity. Water and sewer lines in a new development are given to the City for operation and maintenance.

New residential development must supply three acre-feet of raw water for every acre of land in the development. For small developments, a payment of cash-in-lieu of water rights may be accepted. The cash-in-lieu rate changes periodically to reflect the price of Colorado-Big Thompson water. Commercial development must supply raw water in proportion to the size of the water tap needed. For more information, please contact the Water & Sewer Services Coordinator at (970) 350-9810.

Plant Investment Fees

Plant Investment Fees or PIF 's are calculated by tap size, except for multi-family units. PIF 's for apartments, town homes, condominiums, and mobile homes are determined by the number of living units in the structure.

An individual structure that contains more than one living unit may be served by a single master tap, subject to provisions of the City 's Multiple Living Unit Service policy. The Plant Investment Fee is determined by the number of living units in the structure; however in no case will the PIF be less than the base charge. Refer to the table below that lists the maximum number of units that can by served by a specific-sized master tap.

This fee will not apply when an existing non-residential building is converted to residential use, if a professional architect or engineer certifies that the existing tap is sufficient to support the intended use.

Tap fees usually change on March 1 of each year.

Plant Investment Fees Based on Tap Size
Effective March 1, 2014 to February 29, 2015

Water Tap Size

Water PIF
Inside City

Sewer PIF
Inside City

Water PIF
Outside City*

Sewer PIF
Outside City*

3/4"

$10,600

$5,600

$15,900

$5,600

1"

$17,700

$9,400

$26,550

$9,400

1 ½"

$35,300

$18,800

$52,950

$18,800

2"

$56,500

$30,100

$84,750

$30,100

3"

$123,700

$65,800

$185,550

$65,800

4"

$211,900

$112,800

$317,850

$112,800

6"

$441,600

$235,000

$662,400

$235,000


Plant Investment Fees Based on Residential Units
Effective March 1, 2014 to February 29, 2015

 

Water PIF
Inside City

Sewer PIF
Inside City

Water PIF
Outside City*

Sewer PIF
Outside City*

Multifamily Per Unit

$5,300

$2,800

$7,950

$2,800


Maximum Number of Units Per Tap

Water Tap Size

Maximum Number of Units

3/4"

2

1"

4

1 ½"

10

2"

25

3"

45

4"

90

6"

170

Once raw water and plant investment fees are satisfied, the Water & Sewer Department drills the tap and sets the new meter (see costs listed below). For details, please contact the Water and Sewer Services Coordinator at (970) 350-9810. Connection from the curb stop valve or the sewer main to the building is the owner 's responsibility.

Residential and Commercial Meter Fees

Tap Size

5/8" - 3/4"

1"

1 1/2"

2"

3"

Cost

$262

$380

$1,179

$1,395

$6,166

Contact the Water & Sewer Services Coordinator at (970) 350-9810 for larger sizes or special applications.


Water Installation Costs

3/4"

1"

1 1/2"

2"

4"- 12"

$170

$185

$260

$345

$450

A City of Greeley crew will tap the water main and install a corporation stop. No excavation or backfill is included in this price. Contractor will supply appropriate saddle when required. Special installations require estimates prior to installation.


Sewer Installation Costs

4"

6"

4" to 6" taps on 15" or larger mains

$225

$235

$350

For sanitary sewer taps, City will tap main and install the saddle only. Taps outside the city limits and special installations will require estimates prior to installation.

Non-Potable Plant Investment Fee
Plant Investment Fees for non-potable service shall be based on the cost of the system construction to provide non-potable service. The Plant Investment Fee will be the pro rata share of the non-potable system construction, based on irrigated acreage, as determined by agreement. If the non-potable system has not yet been constructed and construction costs are not known, the Plant Investment Fee is set at $11,000 per acre of irrigated turf.

Inspection Fees for New Water & Sewer Mains
An inspection fee of $2.73 per linear foot is required for all new potable water non-potable water mains, sewer mains, and new fire mains, in addition to all new fire line installations in public rights-of way.