Water rates comparison in San Diego County
Posted by George J Janczyn on June 19, 2010
One unit = 100 cubic feet (HCF) = 748 gallons.
Chart is from the Helix Water District Water Rate Study published June 2010.
28 units or HCF is considered average domestic home usage for a 2-month billing period. Helix Water District bills per unit, San Diego Water Department bills per HCF. Both measures represent the same amount.
In communities served by the San Diego Water Department, the first 14 HCF used costs $3.293 per HCF; the second 14 HCF is $3.571; and above 28 HCF is $4.009 (current rate will increase in the near future).
In communities served by the Helix Water District, the first 10 units used costs $2.10 per unit, 11-30 units is $2.92; 31 units and above is $3.88 (based on the proposed rate increase).