Apache Junction Water District is committed to providing safe and reliable drinking water to our customers. With this commitment comes the responsibility to ensure that our water system remains economically sustainable.
Our Water Rates consist of:
- Base Service Charge, which is based on water meter size, and
- Consumption Charge, which is based on the amount of water used.
AJWD uses a tiered water rate structure so the price for water increases as the volume used increases. This provides a financial incentive for customers to use water more efficiently because high volume consumption is charged at a higher rate.
Apache Junction Water District makes every effort to minimize the effect of rate adjustments. We care about our customers and the potential impact this adjustment may cause. The approach we take is reasonable, sensible, and responsible.
If you have any questions regarding our rates, please call the Apache Junction Water District’s office at (480) 982-6030.
Our current Water Rates are available online in PDF format here, or upon request.
As part of our annual budget and rate setting process, due to increased operating expenses and equipment replacement costs, it has become necessary to adjust our rates. The new rates became effective, and were included in billing cycles, as of October 1, 2016.
Water consumption rates will remain the same and there have been no changes to our general service charges.
The base service rate will increase by 5%. Most of our customers may see an increase of about five cents per day, or less than $2 a month.
Proposed changes for 2017-2018 Water Rates were presented to the District Board on May 2 and 16, 2017. The proposed rates can be viewed here.
A public hearing will be held on June 20, 2017. Citizens are encouraged and welcome to provide comments. More information about this meeting can be found here and here. If approved, these rates would go into effect on October 1, 2017.