Root Creek

Municipal Rates

The Root Creek Water District (District) provides municipal water, wastewater, and storm drain utility services for the Riverstone development area. Municipal water rates recover the municipal share of District formation costs, administration, water supply, operations, and other service expenses. Municipal wastewater rates recover wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal expenses. Storm drain rates recover storm drain operating costs. The District completed a Rate Study and Financial Plan to fairly determine the costs and rates for each type of utility service.  In accordance with the Plan, rates were established via public process in June 2016. The District has adopted the following rates for 2018.


Municipal Water Rates*
Effective Date Jan 1, 2018
Fixed Meter Charge ($/month)
1-inch or 1 1/2-inch $16.91
Metered Water Rates ($/ccf)
Tier 1: 1-10 hcf $1.38
Tier 2: greater than 10 hcf $1.94


Municipal Wastewater Rate
Effective Date Jan 1, 2018
Monthly rate per equivalent dwelling unit $25

Municipal Storm Drain Rate

Effective Date Jan 1, 2018
Monthly rate per dwelling unit $3.18


*Municipal water rates include two components: 1) a fixed monthly charge based on the size of the water meter, and 2) volume rates charged based on metered water use.  The volume rates apply to each cubic foot (ccf) of water used; one hundred cubic feet (hcf) equals 748 gallons.


Click here to view the 2016-Rate-Study-Financial-Plan-Report