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Water and Sewer Rates for 2022

New water rates start January 1st

In October 2021, the Denver Board of Water Commissioners adopted rate changes to help pay for critical upgrades and projects to keep the water system operating efficiently. Starting January 1, 2022, district customers will see a fixed monthly charge of $17.20 per 3/4-inch meter on their Denver Water bill. While the fixed monthly rate will increase by 74 cents, the price per 1,000 gallons will decrease by 2 cents for all district customers in 2022.

A water bill is comprised of a volume rate for the amount of water used and also a fixed charge. The fixed monthly charge contributes to Denver Water having a stable source of revenue to continue funding the necessary water system upgrades to ensure reliable service.

Denver Water’s rate structure includes three tiers based on how much water you use. Indoor water use — for bathing, cooking and flushing toilets — is essential for human life and is charged at the lowest rate. Efficient outdoor water use is charged in the second tier (middle rate), followed by additional outdoor water use in the third tier (highest rate). In addition to variable charges based on water use, the rate structure also includes a monthly fixed charge based on the size of your water meter.

Beginning January 1, 2022, fixed monthly charges will increase to $17.20 per month for district customers who have a ¾ inch meter. The 2022 volumetric water rates for district customers are shown in the following chart.

TierMonthly ConsumptionRates per 1,000 gallons
Tier 10 to average winter consumption (AWC)$2.72
Tier 2AWC + 15,000$4.89
Tier 3Greater than AWC + 15,000$6.52

Customers will receive information about the 2022 rates in their Denver Water bills. If you have any questions about this rate increase, please call Denver Water Customer Care at 303-893-2444.


New sewer rates start January 1st

In October 2021, the Littleton City Council adopted sewer rate increases for all customers connected to the wastewater collection system. The new rates will take effect on January 1, 2022.

Annual sewer utility fees will increase by 5% for all district customers. Revenues collected within the sewer utility are used to pay for operational and capital needs to manage sewer infrastructure including repairs and maintenance projects. This revenue also supports operational and capital needs of the South Platte Renew (SPR) treatment plant.

The cities of Littleton and Englewood jointly own the SPR treatment plant located in Englewood. The facility serves the cities of Littleton and Englewood as well as 19 connector districts within the 75 square mile service area. This is the third largest publicly owned treatment works in the State of Colorado. Littleton’s Sewer Utility Fund provides for the city’s 50% share of funding for the SPR treatment plant while maintaining the sanitary sewer collection lines within the collection area.

The 2022 sewer rates for single family residents and multi-family buildings are shown in the following chart.

Single-Family Residential User
Inside City LimitsInside City Limits within a Sanitation DistrictOutside City Limits
Multi-Family Residential User
Inside City LimitsInside City Limits within a Sanitation DistrictOutside City Limits

If you have any questions about the annual sewer rates, please call the City of Littleton at 303-795-3700.