The City of Stockton is committed to providing the highest quality water at the lowest possible rates to approximately 49,000 residential and commercial connections in north and south Stockton.
In response to the Governor's Drought Emergency Declaration, the Stockton City Council adopted a Resolution declaring a Stage 2 Water Shortage Emergency on July 12, 2022. Current watering guidelines and related information is available in the Water Conservation webpage.
To meet this commitment, the City hired independent rate consultant HDR Engineering, Inc. to prepare a cost-of-service analysis and Water Rate Study Report (2021 Water Rate Study) to support a new five-year rate schedule that:
The 2021 Water Rate Study determines how customers equitably and fairly pay for the water services over a new five-year period.
The City's proposed water rate structure includes a fixed charge and a consumption charge.
The City of Stockton applies a monthly Private Fire Hydrant Service Charge for hydrants that are specific to certain private businesses. A monthly Private Fire Protection Service Charge is also applied on certain properties that have a private fire service meter.
The City hosted two virtual community meetings on April 22, 2021, and May 4, 2021, to provide customers in the City of Stockton water service area more information and answer questions about the water rate adjustments.
After a series of public notices and meetings, the City Council adopted at a Public Hearing on May 25, 2021, new water rates for the next five years. The following rates are effective on July 1, 2021. Water Use billed each month reflects water consumed in the prior month. The approved maximum water rate adjustments become effective July 1 of 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, and 2025.
Meter Size (inches)
Effective July 1, 2023
Water Use (1 Unit = 748 gallons)
|1" or smaller||$36.54||
Single Family Rates
Water Use Tier 1 - Units 0 - 15: $2.58 per Unit
Water Use Tier 2 - Units 16 & over: $3.08 per Unit
Water Use Winter (October - April): $2.47 per Unit
Water Use Summer (May - September): $2.68 per Unit
Water Use Winter (October - April): $2.46 per Unit
Water Use Summer (May - September): $2.85 per Unit
Water Use Winter (October - April): $2.58 per Unit
Water Use Summer (May - September): $3.00 per Unit
For additional information or questions, please contact Utility Billing Customer Service.
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This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 5/30/2023