Rate Structure Evaluation

One of the measures that must be evaluated is a rate structure that encourages water demand efficiency. Yakima County first implemented an inclining block rate structure in 1994 to encourage efficiency.

Current consumption rates:
  • Start out at $1.18 per 100 cubic feet for the 1st 1,000 cubic feet
  • Increase to $1.32 per 100 cubic feet for the 2nd 1,000 cubic feet
  • Increase to $1.45 per 100 cubic feet for all consumption over 2,000 cubic feet
The rate structure is the same for all customer classes.