Water Rate Structure

Budget-Based Water Rates

The City of Chino has moved to a budget-based rate structure tailored to meet the needs of each customer. The new rate structure assigns an individualized budget for indoor and outdoor water use. Each budget is calculated by using a formula that considers the number of residents in a home, the amount of irrigated landscape, weather, and other factors. Rates are based on a three-tier pricing system with the highest tier applied when customers go over budget.

With water budgets we can ensure customers receive all the water they need when it is used efficiently. Those who stay within their budget will see savings on their water use - and on their utility bill.

Customers will see the new rates reflected in their December 2019 water bills.

Prop 218 Documents Available

On Tuesday, May 1, 2018, the Chino City Council authorized staff to initiate a proposition 218 notification with proposed water rate structure changes. The change is from traditional rate structures based on usage to a budget-based water allocation rate structure.

A budget-based water allocation rate structure is a customized approach that gives families and businesses an allocation of water based upon their unique indoor and outdoor water needs while encouraging conservation.

We encourage all water customers of the City of Chino to be aware, review the information and learn how this rate structure benefits you and our resources.  

City Council Staff Report-Utility Rates Structure

Prop. 218 Water Rate Brochure

Prop. 218 Water Rate Brochure-Chinese

Prop. 218 Water Rate Brochure-Spanish

Prop. 218 Refuse and Recycling Notice