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Rates

The Eagle River Water & Sanitation District and the Upper Eagle Regional Water Authority bill monthly, for all water and wastewater accounts.

Monthly water and wastewater service rates have increased 10.9% for a typical customer primarily due to ongoing regulatory mandates, aging infrastructure, and improving system resiliency. 

We have updated water use rates to be more equitable as our previous tiered rate structure resulted in larger homes paying less per 1,000 gallons than smaller homes for the same amount of water use.

Water use rate structures have changed for two account types:

  • Individually metered residential: All residential customers with an individual meter will pay the same per volume of use. The amount of water in each usage tier will be the same regardless of home size.
  • Irrigation-only: All accounts will be billed based on their irrigated area.

Commercial, Multi-Family, Municipal, and Mixed-Use account types will be updated in 2025.
Use our online bill forecasting tool to modify your water use to see how your bill would change. 

For questions or more information, contact Customer Service at 970.477.5451

 

2024 RATES & CHARGES

 

Wastewater Charges - Every customer pays the same wastewater service charge per SFE which is detailed below. 

WASTEWATER BASE SERVICE CHARGE / SFE / MONTH
Wastewater Service Charge$36.72
Additional Charge Average Winter Use Greater than 5 Kgals (per kgal)$7.34
Capital Replacement Charge$5.47
Debt Service Bond Charge$19.85
Wastewater Service Charge per SFE$62.04

 

Eagle River Water & Sanitation District (ERWSD) Rates & Charges

The rates & charges below impact customers in the Vail water subdistrict boundaries (East Vail through West Vail). 

VAIL WATER BASE SERVICE CHARGE / SFE / MONTH
Water Service Charge$22.76
Debt Service Bond Charge$8.65
Capital Replacement Charge$7.70
Water Service Charges (per SFE)$39.11

    

 

 

 

 

ERWSD Water Use Rate Structures

INDIVIDUALLY METERED RESIDENTIAL / Kgal / MONTH
TIER 1 (0 - 6 kgals) $3.70
TIER 2 (6 - 12 kgals)$6.72
TIER 3 (12 - 18 kgals) $13.28
TIER 4 (18 - 30 kgals) $20.15
TIER 5 (Greater than 30 kgals) $28.21
COMMERCIAL, MIXED, MULTI-FAMILY, MUNI / SFE / MONTH
TIER 1 (0 - 6 kgals) $3.70
TIER 2 (6 - 12 kgals) $6.72
TIER 3 (12 - 18 kgals) $13.28
TIER 4 (18 - 24 kgals) $27.67
TIER 5 (Greater than 24 kgals) $41.51

 

 

 

 

 

   

COVERAGE BASED IRRIGATION / ACRE / MONTH 
Water Service Charge (per acre) $12.77
  
Water Use Rates
TIER 1 (0 - 85 kgals) $7.39
TIER 2 (85 - 142 kgals) $11.58
TIER 3 (142 - 170 kgals) $14.58
TIER 4 (170 - 190 kgals) $17.09
TIER 5 (Greater than 190 kgals) $20.92
TEMPORARY / SUSPENDED SERVICE RATES / SFE / MONTH
Water Service Charge$34.87
Wastewater Service Charge$42.19
Water Use Rates
TIER 1 (0 - 6 kgals)$7.39
TIER 2 (6 - 12 kgals)$11.58
TIER 3 (12 - 18 kgals)$14,58
TIER 4 (18 -24 kgals)$17.09
TIER 5 (Greater than 24 kgals) $20.92

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEASONAL FIRE HYDRANT USE
Hydrant & Meter Damage Deposit$4,000
Meter Install / Removal Fee$200
Weekly Meter Rental Fee$175
Water Use Rates
TIER 1 (0 - 9 kgals)$7.39
TIER 2 (9 - 18 kgals)$11.58
TIER 3 (18 - 36 kgals)$14.58
TIER 4 (36 - 72 kgals)$17.09
TIER 5 (Greater than 72 kgals) $20.92
Only available April 15 through October 15 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ERWSD Impact Fees

SYSTEM IMPACT FEES
 ResidentialCommercial - Based on Meter Size

 

Service Rate Per Sq. Ft.3/4"1"1 1/2"2"3"4"6"
  1.5 SFE2.6 SFE5.8 SFE10.3 SFE23.0 SFE40.9 SFE92.1 SFE
Wastewater$5.46$18,714$32,438$72,361$128,504$286,950$510,272$1,149,049
Vail Water$6.29$20,210$35,030$78,144$138,774$309,883$551,053$1,240,880
The following impact fee assessment may also apply: 
Irrigation Water System$1.50Applies to new multi-family, irrigation only accounts, open space areas, new parks, and commercial irrigated areas. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Upper Eagle Regional Water Authority (UERWA) Rates & Charges

The rates & charges below impact customers in Arrowhead Metropolitan District, Bachelor Gulch Metropolitan District, Beaver Creek Metropolitan District, Berry Creek Metropolitan District (Singletree), Cordillera Metropolitan District, Eagle-Vail Metropolitan District, Edwards Metropolitan District, Traer Creek Metropolitan District, and the Town of Avon. 

 

UERWA Water Service Charges

WATER BASE SERVICE CHARGE / SFE / MONTH
Water Service Charge$24.47
Debt Service Bond Charge$13.15
Capital Replacement Charge$5.23
Water Service Charges (per SFE)$42.85
TOWN / METRO SERVICE CHARGE / PER SFE / MONTH
Avon Water Surcharge$3.25
Village at Avon Water Surcharge$3.25

 

 

 

 

 

UERWA Water Use Rate Structures

INDIVIDUALLY METERED RESIDENTIAL / Kgal / MONTH
TIER 1 (0 - 6 kgals) $4.94
TIER 2 (6 - 12 kgals)$7.69
TIER 3 (12 - 18 kgals) $13.28
TIER 4 (18 - 30 kgals) $20.15
TIER 5 (Greater than 30 kgals) $28.21
COMMERCIAL, MIXED, MULTI-FAMILY, MUNI / SFE / MONTH
TIER 1 (0 - 6 kgals) $4.94
TIER 2 (6 - 12 kgals) $7.69
TIER 3 (12 - 18 kgals) $13.28
TIER 4 (18 - 24 kgals) $27.67
TIER 5 (Greater than 24 kgals) $41.51

 

 

 

 

 

 

COVERAGE BASED IRRIGATION / ACRE / MONTH 
Water Service Charge (per acre) $13.72
  
Water Use Rates
TIER 1 (0 - 85 kgals) $9.49
TIER 2 (85 - 142 kgals) $12.74
TIER 3 (142 - 170 kgals) $14.58
TIER 4 (170 - 190 kgals) $17.09
TIER 5 (Greater than 190 kgals) $20.92
TEMPORARY / SUSPENDED SERVICE RATES / SFE / MONTH
Water Service Charge$34.87
Wastewater Service Charge$42.19
Water Use Rates
TIER 1 (0 - 6 kgals)$9.49
TIER 2 (6 - 12 kgals)$12.74
TIER 3 (12 - 18 kgals)$14,58
TIER 4 (18 -24 kgals)$17.09
TIER 5 (Greater than 24 kgals) $20.92

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEASONAL FIRE HYDRANT USE
Hydrant & Meter Damage Deposit$4,000
Meter Install / Removal Fee$200
Weekly Meter Rental Fee$175
Water Use Rates
TIER 1 (0 - 9 kgals)$9.49
TIER 2 (9 - 18 kgals)$12.74
TIER 3 (18 - 36 kgals)$14.58
TIER 4 (36 - 72 kgals)$17.09
TIER 5 (Greater than 72 kgals) $20.92
Only available April 15 through October 15 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UERWA Impact Fees

SYSTEM IMPACT FEES
 ResidentialCommercial - Based on Meter Size

 

Service Rate Per Sq. Ft.3/4"1"1 1/2"2"3"4"6"
  1.5 SFE2.6 SFE5.8 SFE10.3 SFE23.0 SFE40.9 SFE92.1 SFE
UERWA WSIF$20,576$35,665$79,561$141,289$315,500$561,042$1,263,374
Tier 1 (0-2,500)$6.40
Tier 2 (2,501-3,500)$8.02
Tier 4 (3,501-5,000)$10.00
Tier 5 (5,000+)$12.52
Wastewater$5.46$18,714$32,438$72,361$128,504$286,950$510,272$1,149,049
The following impact fee assessment may also apply: 
Irrigation Water System$1.53Applies to new multi-family, irrigation only accounts, open space areas, new parks, and commercial irrigated areas. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Member District Impact Fees

 

MEMBER DISTRICT IMPACT SYSTEM FEES - RESIDENTIAL 
       
Districts Up toAddl. Sq. FtEfficiency Unit

Accommodation

 Unit

Swimming Pools per Sq. Ft

 BaseSq. Ft(.50 SFE)(.35 SFE)
Arrowhead Mountain Water$8,250600$3.00$4,125$2,888 
Cordillera Water$7,0002,500$2.00$2,500$1,750 
Plus, Cordillera Administrative Sewer Fee$1,500
Town of Avon Water$4,0003,000$2.00$2,000$1,400

$2.00

Plus Oversized Unit Surcharge (Applies to Units in Avon)$03,000$1.40   
Plus Oversized Unit Surcharge (Applies to Units in Mtn. Star)$07,500$1.40   
Traer Creek Water (Avon water)$4,0003,000$2.00$2,000$1,400

$2.00

Plus, Incremental Sewer  $1.16   
Plus, Water Development FeeTier 10-600$2.50Min $1,500 

$2.00

 Tier 2>601$2.00   
MEMBER DISTRICT IMPACT SYSTEM FEES - COMMERCIAL - BASED ON METER SIZE
        
Districts3/4"1"1 1/2"2"3"4"6"
 1.5 SFE2.6 SFE5.8 SFE10.3 SFE23.0 SFE40.9 SFE92.1 SFE
Arrowhead Mountain Water$7,500$13,000$29,000$51,500$115,000$204,500$460,500
Cordillera WaterN/A$13,000$29,000$51,500$115,000$204,500$460,500
Plus, Cordillera Administrative Sewer Fee$1,500
Town of Avon Water$6,000$10,400$23,200$41,200$92,000$163,000$368,000
Plus Oversized Unit Surcharge (Applies to Units in Avon)Up to $4,200 per SFE
Plus Oversized Unit Surcharge (Applies to Units in Mtn. Star)Up to $4,200 per SFE
Traer Creek Water (Avon water)$6,000$10,400$23,200$41,200$92,000$163,000$368,000
Plus, Incremental Sewer$3,959$6,862$15,307$27,184$60,701$107,942$243,068
Plus, Water Development Fee$3,000$5,200$11,600$20,600$46,000$81,500$184,000

 

ERWSD & UERWA Fine & Fees

Development, Inclusion & Dedication Fees

DEVELOPMENT, INCLUSION, & WATER RIGHTS DEDICTION FEES 
 Residential & Commercial 
Inclusion Fee$1,182
Treated Water Storage Dedication (New Tank) Where no existing regional water storage is sufficient to serve the proposed development, an applicant will be required to construct and dedicate water storage sufficient to serve the needs of the development. See Treated Water Storage Dedication policy.
Water Rights Dedication Review Deposit$1,773
Water Rights Dedication Review Cash-in-lieu$70,985 per consumptive acre-foot of water 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Fines & Fees

OTHER FINES & FEES 
Backflow Program Non-Compliance Fine$500 per violation per month 
Fire Hydrant Meter Relocation Fee$200
Non-Compliance Fee$150 per SFE per month
Recording FeeActual Cost
Meter Inspection & Reinspection Fee$200
Returned Check or ACH Fee$50
Service & Inspection Call Outs$200
Service Disconnection Fee for unpaid charges, remodels, or construction$175
Tampering & Unauthorized Use Fine$5,000 per violation
Transfer of Service Fee$165
Account Reactivation Fee$125
New Connection Application Fee$175
Easement Encroachment Review Fee$475
Variance Review Fee$475
Development Approval Process Fee$1,750
Infrastructure Acceptance Process Fee$2,000
Delinquent Charges on Past Due Accounts (CRS 29-1-1102) 5% on past due amount 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Town of Minturn Rates & Charges

The rates & charges below impact customers in the Town of Minturn boundaries. 

WASTEWATER BASE SERVICE CHARGE / SFE
Wastewater Service Charge$36.72
Additional Charge Average Winter Use Greater than 5 Kgals (per kgal)$7.34
Capital Replacement Charge$5.47
Debt Service Bond Charge$19.85
Wastewater Portion of Bill per SFE$62.04
WATER USE RATES (per kgal) 
Per 1,000 gallons (Residential & Commercial) $8.82

 

 

 

 

 

 

WATER SERVICE CHARGE / SFE
Residential Rate$116.77
Commercial Rate$116.77
Senior Citizen Rate$87.58
Out-of-town Residential Rate$175.16
Out-of-town Commercial Rate$204.35
Debt Service Rate$17.37
 
Water Service Portion of Bill per SFE$134.14
Water Service Portion of Bill per SFE (Seniors) $104.95
TRASH SERVICE
Residential Trash (Includes 1 can) $34.98
Senior Trash$26.24
Additional Trash Can (+1) $10.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUTDOOR WATER USE

IRRIGATION / SPRINKLER USE RATES (No Structure) 
SFE based on meter size / kgal
TIER 1 (0 - 8 kgals) $13.24
TIER 2 (8 - 16 kgals)$19.86
TIER 3 (16 - 24 kgals) $29.79
TIER 4 (24 - 32 kgals) $44.72
TIER 5 (more than 32 kgals)$67.08
SPRINKLER ACCOUNT IRRIGATION USE RATES (per SIR) 
SFE based on associated structure / kgal
TIER 1 (0 - 20 kgals)$13.24
TIER 2 (21 - 30 kgals)$19.86
TIER 3 (31 - 40 kgals) $29.79
TIER 4 (more than 40 kgals) $44.72