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The Environmental Finance Center and the Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of Arizona conduct periodic water and wastewater rates survey of nearly all rate-charging water and wastewater utilities in Arizona.
TablesTables of Water and Sewer Rates and Rate Structures in Arizona as of April 2015Tuesday, August 11, 2015
TablesTables of Water and Wastewater Rates and Rate Structures in Arizona as of 2017Friday, September 15, 2017
TablesTables of Water and Sewer Rates and Rate Structures in Arizona as of May 2014Monday, September 15, 2014
Report2017 Arizona Water & Wastewater Rates ReportFriday, September 15, 2017
DashboardArizona Water and Wastewater Rates DashboardFriday, September 15, 2017
PowerpointBenchmarking Water and Wastewater Rates in ArizonaWednesday, September 10, 2014
ReportAnnual Report of Water and Wastewater Service Pricing in Arizona 2014Tuesday, October 14, 2014
PowerpointWebinar: Benchmarking Water and Wastewater Rates in ArizonaThursday, September 24, 2015
ReportAnnual Report of Water and Wastewater Service Pricing in Arizona 2015Thursday, September 24, 2015
Description of the Arizona Water and Wastewater Rates Survey
View Your Utility's Water and Wastewater Rate Sheet(s)
Report, Tables and Dashboard of the Arizona Water and Wastewater Rates and Rate Structures
The Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of Arizona (WIFA) contracts with the Environmental Finance Center (EFC) to conduct water and wastewater rates surveys based on the successful rates survey process used for several years in North Carolina and Georgia. The sampled utilities serve 96 percent of all customers who are directly billed for their water or wastewater use, and account for the large majority of all customers served by public community water systems and wastewater systems. Information on rates and rate structures across the state, as well as financial key performance indicators, have been compiled into a summary report, rates data tables, and the Arizona Water & Wastewater Rates Dashboard. These tools and resources are intended to be used by utility managers and boards, finance directors, WIFA, consulting firms and technical assistance providers, researchers, and any other interested parties. This information allows for comparisons and benchmarking of current rates (and other financial data) and can assist officials and staff as they make decisions related to water and wastewater services during budget preparations.
Year (Rates Effective April/May of...)
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To view a utility's rate sheet for rates effective as of January 1, 2017, please select from the drop down menu. A pdf file of 2-11 pages will appear (requires Adobe Reader). Please note that some utilities may have more than one rate sheet. For example: some counties have one rate sheet per district.
Rates effective as of January 2017. Contact the utilities directly for the latest, most accurate information.
In August of 2015, the EFC published the 2015 Arizona Water and Wastewater Rates Dashboard; a compilation of rates data tables; and summary research report, Water and Wastewater Service Pricing in Arizona 2015. The report summarizes the current rates and rate structures across 392 utility rate structures in the state of Arizona. The Rates Dashboard provides an interactive visual display of each utility's rates and financial performance indicators. The Dashboard is a benchmarking tool that is designed to assist utility managers and local officials with analyzing residential water and wastewater rates against multiple characteristics, including utility finances, system characteristics, customer base socioeconomic conditions, and geography. All tools and publications are available for free to the public and are listed in the boxes to the left.
Arizona Rates Dashboard: An online, interactive visual benchmarking tool of each utility's rates and financial performance indicators. The dashboard is designed to assist utility managers and local officials with analyzing residential water and wastewater rates against multiple characteristics, including utility finances, system characteristics, customer base socioeconomic conditions, and geography.
2017 Arizona Water and Wastewater Rates Dashboard **NEW! As of September 15, 2017**
Summary Report: A report summarizing the rates, rate structures and trends currently in use across the State of Arizona. The report answers frequently asked questions about what utilities are charging, their rate structure designs, how rates have increased, affordability and financial sustainability of Arizona utilities.
Tables of Rates and Rate Structures: Data tables that list all utilities' residential and commercial (non-residential) drinking water and wastewater rate structure details as well as the monthly-equivalent bills computed at different volume levels. ***The 2017 and 2015 Tables also list Reclaimed Water Rates.***
In previous years, the EFC at UNC has offered free, interactive webinars to introduce users to the Arizona rates dashboards. Click the links in the Events tab to view recordings of these webinars.
In addition to the Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of Arizona, the EFC at UNC would also like to thank other partners that assisted in the project: