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Since 2014, the EFC has surveyed nearly all of the rate-charging water and wastewater utilities in Arizona. Utilities are invited to provide their current water and wastewater rates. The EFC compiles the rates data with information on utilities’ key financial performance indictors, system characteristics, community socioeconomics, and other data. The Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of Arizona funds this work to provide utilities across the state with the most comprehensive resources that can be used for benchmarking, rate-setting, financial decision-making, and communication. Partners include the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association, League of Arizona Cities and Towns, Northern Arizona Municipal Water Users Association, and Water Resources Research Center at the University of Arizona. The information is compiled in the AZ Water and Wastewater Rates Dashboard, downloadable spreadsheets, and a summary report.

Surveys included rates data in 2014 (373 utilities), 2015 (354 utilities), 2017 (421 utilities), and 2019 (411 utilities).

Report on Rates Across the State

Water and wastewater rate setting is one of local government’s most important environmental and public health responsibilities. This report aims to provide utility professionals and public officials with an up-to-date summary of current statewide rate structures and trends. This report answers frequently asked questions about what utilities are charging, rate structure designs, increases to rates, affordability, and more. The latest version, summarizing water and wastewater rates in January 2019, includes rates information from 411 rate-charging utilities in Arizona, serving 94% of utility customers in the state. All reports are in PDF format.

Forthcoming report: 2021 (survey is currently in progress)

Previous years’ reports: 2019  2017  2015  2014

Tables of Rates Data

Spreadsheets of data are available to download. The data tables list each utility’s residential and non-residential water, wastewater, and residential irrigation rate structure details, inside and outside town limits, as well as the monthly-equivalent bills computed at different consumption levels. All rates data displayed on the AZ Water and Wastewater Rates Dashboard are available in these downloadable Microsoft Excel files.

Forthcoming rates tables: 2021 (survey is currently in progress)

Previous years’ rates tables: 2019  2017  2015  2014

View a Utility’s Rate Sheet (Available Now)

To view a utility’s rate sheet for rates effective on July 1, 2021, view the AZ Utility Rate Sheet interactive display and select the utility at the top. Please email efc@sog.unc.edu if the information displayed is incorrect.

Dashboard

View the interactive AZ Water and Wastewater Rates Dashboard.

Download Full Report for Arizona Water And Wastewater Rates Information Download Spreadsheet View The Dashboard

Accessibility Statement

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill believes everyone in our community deserves equal access to information. Arizona Water And Wastewater Rates Information is available to provide data to make decisions for public policy. We are committed to creating an inclusive digital experience. If you are unable to access this information, please contact the Environmental Finance Center for more options.

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