Rate Schedule and Forms (applications, ACH)

Effective January 1, 2024

Water Rates

Base Service Rate: Each EQR (single family residential equivalent, 3 bedrooms or less) is assessed a based service rate of $91.32 per quarter. No additional charge is assessed, if the water usage per quarter per EQR is less than 15,000 gallons.

Usage Rates (excluding irrigation meters): In an effort to promote conservation of the District's water, the following two-tiered usage rate has been adopted for usage that exceeds 15,000 per EQR per quarter.

Water Used per Quarter per EQR - 15,000 to 35,000 gallonsRate Assessed $4.35 per 1,000 gallons
Water Used per Quarter per EQR - Over 35,000 gallonsRate Assessed $5.62 per 1,000 gallons

Usage Rates for Irrigation Taps and Meters: While no base rate applies, all water provided to irrigation taps and meters is assessed at a rate of $5.62 per 1,000 gallons.


Tap Fees

At the time a building permit is issued, the District assesses "Tap Fees" to compensate the District for all capital costs associated with expanding the District's water delivery system. Tap fees must be paid for all new building permits, any change of a structure's use and any remodeling of an existing structure. Appendix A of the District's Rules and Regulations provides detailed information on how these Tap Fees are assessed.

The Tap Fee is $12,000 per EQR.


Forms for Administration

Contact our Financial Manager at financialmanager@snakeriverwater.com to request any of the following forms:

  • Authorization for Electronic Withdrawal
  • Single Family Tap and Connect Fee Estimate
  • Single Family Application for Permit and Water Service
  • Multi Family Application for Permit and Water Service
  • Restaurant Application for Permit and Water Service
  • Commercial Application for Permit and Water Service
  • Irrigation-Only Tap Application
  • Application – Temporary Water Service Permit
  • Property Profile & Owner Self-Reporting



EQR calculations assign a value for your property that reflects the size/impact on the water system. A higher EQR pays a higher quarterly water bill and a higher tap fee. 

Appendix A of the District Rules and Regulations outlines the rate schedule for various Uses. Below is a brief summary of residential characteristics that increase EQR. Please contact the office for questions or for commercial properties.

Residential UseFactor/EQR
3 bedrooms or less    1.00
# of additional bedrooms    0.10
# of outdoor hot tubs/jetted/bubble                     0.20
# of indoor hot tubs/jetted/bubble    0.10
# of kitchenettes or wet bars    0.15
# of studios    0.80
# of laundry facilities (W/D=1)    0.15


Example:  4 bedroom house (1.10 EQR), with wet bar (0.15 EQR), and outdoor hot tub (0.20 EQR) which totals 1.45 EQR for the property. The quarterly water base service rate would be $132.41 and the tap fee would be $17,400.