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2012-2013 Water Charges & Retailers

The Santa Clara Valley Water District is a water wholesaler. The following charges reflect what water retailers and agricultural users pay for wholesale or well water.

The 2012 Water Utility Enterprise Report: Protection and Augmentation of Water Supplies or PAWS 2012 Report, listed on the right, presents the financial and water supply information that forms the basis for the fiscal year 2012-2013 wholesale water charges.

Questions about retail water charges should be addressed to the appropriate retail water agency.

Water charges for Fiscal Year 2012 - 2013 (effective July 1, 2012)

Type of Charge
Agricultural Water (AF)

Non-Agricultural Water (AF)



    Zone W-2


    Zone W-5


        (See a zone map)

Surface Water 1

    Zone W-2 Deliveries 2


    Zone W-5 Deliveries 3


    Minimum Charge--Zone W-2 4


    Minimum Charge--Zone W-5 5

Treated Water

    Contract 6


    Non-contract 7


Recycled water





1 Surface water charge is the sum of the basic user charge plus the water master charge.

2 Other Zone W-5 Deliveries = Basic User (AG or M&I @ $17.70/AF or $295/AF) + Water Master ($12.60/AF).

3 Other Zone W-2 Deliveries = Basic User (AG or M&I @ $17.70/AF or $622/AF) + Water Master ($12.60/AF).

4 Minimum Charge W-5 = 0.75 X Basic User W-5 (M&I @ $295/AF, Ag @ 17.70/AF).

5 Minimum Charge W-2 = 0.75 X Basic User W-2 (M&I @ $622/AF, Ag @ 17.70/AF).

6 Treated Water Charge is the sum of Basic User ($622/AF) and Treated Water Surcharge ($100/AF).

7 The charge for non-contract deliveries is the sum of the basic user charge ($622/AF) and the treated water surcharge for non-contract water ($50/AF). 

AF = acre feet

Ag = agricultural

Non-Ag = municipal and industrial