Culinary Water System

Notice of Intent

Richmond intends to commence the preparation of comprehensive impact fees facilites plans and impact fee analysis for culinary water and sewer. Read the full notice here.

Culinary Water Rates

The base rate of $59.00 per month (effective July 1, 2019) covers the first 10,000 gallons of water. For water use over 10,000 gallons, the following surcharges will apply:

10,001 to 100,000 gallons: $1.00/1000 gallons for metered water
100,001 gallons and over: $2.00/1000 gallons

At the start of each new fiscal year (July 1st), the base rate increases $1 per month. This rate increase helps us to keep up with the rising costs of delivery and infrastructure maintenance of the culinary water system.

New users of culinary water pay an impact fee and a hook-up fee in addition to the water rates.

Copper in Drinking Water

Read this important information about copper in drinking water.

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

Richmond City publishes a drinking water quality report each year to provide you with information about your drinking water and the efforts to provide safe drinking water. Please click here for the most recent report (2018 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report).

Water Conservation Plan

The city council adopted the updated Water Conservation Plan during the October 2014 meeting. Goals set in the previous plan (from 2009) were met but there is still room for improvement. Remember to Slow the Flow year round, not just in the summer.

Water & Wastewater Impact Fee Analyses

Richmond City has updated the impact and hook-up fees for culinary water and wastewater (sewer) for the time period of 2014 through 2019. As required by state law, a copy of our final water and wastewater impact fee analyses prepared by a certified authority is available for examination at the Richmond City office (6 West Main). A digital copy may be viewed here (you will need Acrobat Reader to view the document).

Please note that these updates will only apply to future new hook-ups to culinary water and wastewater and DO NOT AFFECT current water and wastewater connections in any manner whatsoever.

Call 811 Before Digging

Please be sure to call Blue Stakes (811) 48 hours before digging to have utilities such as natural gas pipelines marked. Click here for more information.

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