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Old 05-01-2007, 09:10 PM
 
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Hello,

I'm curious to know what the Avg. California or United States water bill is. I'm finding it ridiculous that our city's water bill avgs $78.00 a month. That is just water and sewage. Not including garbage pickup by the county. If anyone knows were to find this data please let me know, or if anyone knows the average please post.

Thanks you.
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Old 05-01-2007, 09:23 PM
 
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Default Warer Bill !!!!!!

I live inthe high desert, just outside of Victorvile, Ca Our water bill is about $150. every month. We have a large family, so I expect tyhe bill to be bigger than most. But this is crazy, and this doesn't include trash disposal. That is $63. a month. Propane is expensive too. We are looking to leave California within the next year. We have a mortgage of $740. a month, yet can't afford to stay with utilities and gas.
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Old 05-01-2007, 10:58 PM
 
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Default Water Bill - Central CA

In the summer my average bill is $80/month and the winter is around $25/month. This is just water. Trash pick up is separate. San Luis Obispo County.
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Old 04-14-2008, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Angry Midwest data

I live in Oklahoma now, but did live in Huntington Beach for some years. My water, trash and sewer is about $65-$70 a month. I find this rediculas for a small town of about 1200-2000 people. My electric bill is $130-$180 depending on the time of year but the house I live in is small and we dont run anything unless we need it, such as heat or ac. My bill never was more than 80 dollars a month until they changed the meter to a electronic meter they could read from the alley. I have complained about the meter morre than once but they just keep giving me the run around. I would like to see if it is claibrated? A buddy who workes for Cimmeron Electric told me that the percent of meters that are inaccurate was very high and that if the public knew this there would probably be a class action law suite from hell. Gas is very high here as well. Pump gas for our car is about $3.08-$3.27 a gallon right now. You would think the gas and oil fields here that are so numerous that you can see them in all direction would mean a cheaper supply, becasue it doesnt have to be transported here, and is refined here as well, but that is not the case. The fact is that the consumer is at the mercy of large company's. It is pathetic to say the least that it cost more in utilities here in Oklahoma in a small town with 2000 people than it did in Southern California! Something is not right about this.
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Old 04-14-2008, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Irvine, CA to Keller, TX
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I live inthe high desert, just outside of Victorvile, Ca Our water bill is about $150. every month. We have a large family, so I expect tyhe bill to be bigger than most. But this is crazy, and this doesn't include trash disposal. That is $63. a month. Propane is expensive too. We are looking to leave California within the next year. We have a mortgage of $740. a month, yet can't afford to stay with utilities and gas.
Boy I thought my water, sewer, street, garbage pick up in Texas @ $130 per month was high.
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Old 06-28-2008, 12:34 PM
 
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Default water rates

what rate do we pay? All the quotes in this thread are meaningless because nobody includes the cost per unit price. Fer instance, here in San Jacinto, CA, I pay 1.32 cents per cu. ft. Please include this in your comments so we can compare prices regardless of consumption.
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Old 06-29-2008, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Baywood Park
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Los Osos. Public water (also two private companies in town, which I understand are higher?) for me is $80 every two months. No sewer. This town of 15k doesn't have a public sewer system yet.
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Old 06-29-2008, 11:10 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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Water bill for a two person household for us in San Diego Ca is $40.00 per month.

We pay for trash and sewer in our property taxes.

Gas and electricity is $90.00 per month (we have a pool with older equipment)
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Old 06-30-2008, 06:50 AM
 
Location: California
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In Bako I pay $78.00 per month for water, fixed rate, it goes up every couple of monthes by a dollar or so, rip off.
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Old 06-30-2008, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Ca Cap & Central Ca
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I live in San Luis Obispo County, Ca. There are a variety of water suppliers here with a varience in unit costs. Most of the water usage charges here are tiered; anotherwords, the more you use above the baseline, the more it costs per unit.
In ATASCADERO, water is supplied through the Mutual Water Company, a share of which is owned by every property owner in the city or sphere-of-influence supply area. Cost is $14.50 per month for minimum usage up to 2000gals. Tier 1 cost is $1.50 per gal for usage of 3000-12000gals. Tier 2 is $2.15 per gallon up to 13000-25,000 gals. Tier 3 is $3.05 per gallon 26000-50,000 gals used. Tier 4 is $3.40 per gal for usage greater than 50,000gals per month. These are residential rates.
When I lived in my condo, even with a roommate, my usage never went above the minimum rate. I had no landscaping that I was personally responsible for, only my personal usage inside the condo. Of course, all homeowners paid for the water usage in common areas through our monthly HOA Fees.
In the City of ARROYO GRANDE supplied areas, Tiered water rates for residential usage are as follows. 1-12 units, $1.09 per unit; 13-32 units, $1.21 per unit; 33-63 units, $1.37 per unit; 64+ units, $1.66 per unit. 1 unit= 100cubic feet (HCF) of water. 1 HCF=748 gals. HOWEVER... Arroyo Grande has a dam that is used to supply water and there are some associated charges for water treatment (approx. $75 per billing, 2 months per bill) and sanitary district charges of $22 per billing and sewer charges of $13 per billing adding approximately $110 per billing every 2months in addition to approx. $35 dollars per billing for water. Hmmm.. expensive!
For residants supplied from COUNTY WATER ADMINISTRATION, I believe rates vary according to the district (unincorporated town/area) you reside in. for CSA23 (SAnta Margarita) rates are as follows (bill period is 2 months per billing cycle). Level 1= 0-10 ccf(hundred cubic feet)= $24.60 minimum charge. Level 2 is 11ccf to 16ccf at $2.56 per ccf. Level 3 is usage greater than 16 ccf @ $3.28 per ccf.
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