2018 Wastewater (sewer) Collection Rate Adjustment

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In December 2016, the City Council approved a plan at a Public Hearing to adjust wastewater rates over the five-year period of 2017 through 2021. The rate proposal applies to those customers receiving wastewater (sewer) collection service from the City of Torrance. The adjustments are needed to offset operating cost increases, to fund needed wastewater system infrastructure replacements, to implement new regulatory mandates, and to stabilize long-term wastewater rates.

Each single family residential (SFR) customer (including senior and disabled low income) will continue to pay a monthly base charge and a variable usage charge based on water usage. The base charge is also known as a “fixed charge” or “readiness to serve charge”. All other customers will remain on 100 percent variable rate structure based on water usage. The variable charge, also known as “quantity usage charge” or “commodity charge”, is calculated based on the quantity of water used during the meter reading period.

Customers are billed for water consumption in hundred cubic feet or CCF. Each CCF (also known as a billing unit) equals approximately 748 gallons. All customers will be subject to a minimum monthly charge. For Single Family and Senior/Disabled Low Income Customers the minimum charge is the Monthly Fixed Charge, and for all Other Accounts it is the Minimum Charge listed in the rate schedule below. The Senior/Disabled Low Income discount rate will be funded from non-rate revenues. Customers with a dedicated irrigation meter(s) used solely for irrigation purposes are exempt from wastewater collection service charges.

Rate Adjustment Notice Mailed in December 2017

 

Starting with the billing for:

February 2018 for Customers billed monthly

March 2018 for Customers billed bi-monthly

  • An overall rate increase of 3.1% based on the annual change in the Los Angeles Region Consumer Price Index

 

Torrance Wastewater (Sewer) Rates and Charges
Effective January 2018 for Standard Rate Customers

Monthly Variable Charge
($/ccf water)

2018

Customer Class

 

Single Family (SFR)

$0.309

Senior/Disabled Low Income

$0.113

All Other Standard Accounts

$0.845

 

 

Monthly Fixed Charge
and Minimum Charges

2018

Customer Class

 

Single Family (SFR)

$3.38

Senior/Disabled Low Income

$1.24

All Other Standard Accounts (Fixed Charge)

$0.00

All Other Standard Accounts (Minimum Charge)

$3.38