Water & Wastewater Rate Changes 2019-2023

The Pismo Beach City Council held a Public Hearing on the proposed increases to water and wastewater rates, and changes to the proposed water rate structure. The Public Hearing was held on:


Date:   Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Time:   6:00 p.m.

Place:  City of Pismo Beach, City Hall Council Chamber
760 Mattie Road
Pismo Beach, CA 93449


The Public Hearing covered the proposed rate increases (June 2019 through January 2023) for water and wastewater/sewer services, and the proposed water rate structure change. This notice was provided to all property owners and customers who currently receive either of these services provided by the City of Pismo Beach. The adopted rate increases and the new water rate structure was effective June 5, 2019 and is reflected on the July and August 2019 bills. 

What is the impact on a typical residential customer?

Your utility bill is determined by the type of residence or business you have, the water meter size at your address, and your water consumption. The average Single-Family Residential (SFR) home consumes 14 hundred cubic feet (HCF) of water over the two-month billing cycle. The following table illustrates the impact on the typical SFR bi-monthly utility bill.  

For other sample bills, read on...

Water and WW Typical SFR Annual Bills next 5 Years

How Do the Rates Compare to Other Communities?

The rates remain in the middle of the range comparing water and wastewater bi-monthly bills to other communities surrounding Pismo Beach. This table uses rates in effect October 2018. The Pismo Beach May 2, 2019  rates reflect the rate structure and rates that, if approved, would be reflected on the July and August 2019 bill.  Note: Pismo Beach rates include the State water parcel tax. 

Comparison Graph of utility bill 1-15-2019

How does the cost per gallon of Pismo Beach water compare to other beverages?

Pismo Beach water is less than $0.01 per gallon.

1 Gallon of Water Comparison

What Does My Utility Bill Pay For?

  • Clean, Safe, and Reliable Drinking Water
  • Protecting Public Health and the Environment with City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • New Drought-Resistant Water Supply: Central Coast Blue Project for Water Sustainability
  • Maintaining Sustainable Water and Wastewater Systems

For more information, read on...

Proposed Water Rates

Proposed Water Rates  1-15-2019

Proposed Wastewater Rates

Proposed WW Rates  1-15-2019