About Water Rates

The City of Dixon Water System is funded primarily by water rates (existing customers) and new connection fees (new customers joining the water system). 

Adequate revenue is needed to maintain the City’s complex water system consisting of five wells, four storage tanks and over 40 miles in length of transmission pipeline. The City completed a cost of service study in 2018, which resulted in a rate increase over a 5-year period. A copy of the report is located here. New water rates were adopted by City Council in January 2019 and went into effect starting April 1, 2019. For more about Water Rates, see Measure S tab. 

Watch this video about why the need for rate increases.

Many water customers want to know why City of Dixon water rates seem much higher than other surrounding areas. Take a look at the comparison to surrounding areas. Rate Comparison Charts

Click to view historical water rates data.