Why is there a tier structure and what does it cost?

The tier structure is designed to give users more control of their bill. The less water you use, the less you pay per 1,000 gallons. Not only does this allow you to take your water bill into your own hands, the Town is better positioned to meet the current and growing demand.

Current residential tier structure:

  • Tier 1 (up to 15,000 gallons) increased by $0.91 per 1,000 gallons used. 
  • Tier 2 (over 15,000 gallons) increased by $1.77 per 1,000 gallons used.
  • Tier 3 (over 30,000 gallons) increased by $2.78 per 1,000 gallons used.

Single family residential tier structure as of January 2023: 

  • Tier 1 (0-3,000 gallons): $0.00
  • Tier 2 (3,001-7,000 gallons): $11.70
  • Tier 3 (7,001-20,000 gallons): $15.20
  • Tier 4 (more than 20,000 gallons): $21.64

Multi family tier structure as of January 2023: 

  • Tier 1 (0-3,000 gallons): $0.00
  • Tier 2 (3,001-5,000 gallons): $7.08
  • Tier 3 (5,001-14,000 gallons): $9.21
  • Tier 4 (more than 14,000 gallons): $13.11

Commercial tier structure as of January 2023: 

  • Tier 1 (0-25,000 gallons): $11.72
  • Tier 2 (25,001-120,000 gallons): $14.64
  • Tier 3 (more than 120,00 gallons): $17.57

 


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1. Why is there a tier structure and what does it cost?
2. Is the Town doing anything to slow down growth?
3. Does Wellington’s water meet Water Quality Standards?
4. What is the different between Water and Wastewater?
5. How do Wellington’s utility rates compare to other communities?
6. I need help paying my water bill, who should I contact?
7. What is the timeline for the water rates decision?
8. Are we raising rates paid by new development?
9. What water fees and rates are charged for new construction homes? How do new construction fees help pay for water infrastructure?
10. When was the last time rates were increased?
11. What is the Town doing with the bulk dispensing water machine?
12. What other options will the town pursue to handle the water issues?
13. Have you considered incentives for xeriscaping current homes and restrictions on landscaping with new builds?
14. Have you considered conducting a long-term plan that reflects our values and needs for growth and community life?
15. Are there other options such as joining another water district or starting our own?
16. When is the water plant being built?
17. Where do we get our water from?
18. Can we remove grass lawns to save water?
19. Where can we find an explanation of why rates are being increased?
20. Why aren’t developers charged more to develop in Wellington?
21. Why does my water occasionally have a bad taste or smell?
22. Where can I find Water Quality Reports?