Water Rates & Fees

Water Rate Change
Town of Monument water customers will be billed based on the rate structure outlined in the tables below. Water bills will include a base rate plus a usage rate (excluding bulk fill customers). This water rate change is a multi-step process that will bring rate changes annually through 2024. 
Monthly Base Rates
Tap Size
Previous 2022 Rates
Effective 01/01/23 Rates
Monthly Usage Rates (per gallon)
Gallons UsedPrevious 2022 Rates Effective 01/01/23 Rates
0 - 3,000$0.011$0.012
3,001 - 6,000$0.012
6,001 - 12,000$0.013$0.014
12,001 - 24,000$0.014$0.015
> 24,000$0.015$0.016
Bulk Fill Rates (per gallon) 
Gallons Used
Commercial, Government & Contractor RatesResidential & Non-Residential Rates
0 - 3,000$0.028$0.015
3,001 - 6,000$0.030$0.021
6,001 - 12,000$0.032$0.023
12,001 - 24,000$0.034$0.025
> 24,000$0.036$0.027

Water Rate Increases for the Town of Monument

The Town of Monument Board of Trustees adopted changes to the water rate structure on June 17, 2019. The changes are covering the increased cost of operations and continued maintenance of our water system. 

The goal of the Town of Monument Water Department is to ensure that we have a safe drinking water supply for the future of our residents. The changes in rates increased the total cost of water supplied by the Town of Monument by an average of 10%. One of the changes our customers will notice is the new rate structure is built using a volume or usage charge in pennies per gallon instead of dollars per thousand gallons. The table included with this release depicts how the increase may affect you individually. These increases amount to approximately $300,000 annually and are being used for continued maintenance of our system. Assuming a typical or average residential monthly usage is approximately 3,000 gallons, this increase will amount to $4.25 per month.

The water rate increases were publicly presented and discussed by Town staff at previous meetings of the Board of Trustees. Town staff recommended the Board of Trustees adopt a tiered rate structure to assist minimum or low-use customers, more accurately charge high-use customers for the added capacity required of the system, adopt an overall rate structure generating sufficient revenue to fund capital projects needed to restore and maintain water infrastructure, and encourage conservation of discretionary water usage.

For questions or additional information about these changes, please contact Tom Tharnish 719-481-2954.

Fixed Rate/SFE/Month201920202021202220232024Original 5 yr Plan
Volumetric Rates (per gallon)
Gallons201920202021202220232024Original 5 yr Plan
0 - 3,000 $0.008$0.009$0.01$0.011$0.012$0.013$0.00788
3,001 - 6,000 $0.009$0.01$0.011$0.012$0.013$0.014$0.00788
6,001 - 12,000$0.01$0.011$0.012$0.013$0.014$0.015$0.01182
12,001 - 24,000$0.011$0.012$0.013$0.014$0.015$0.016$0.01444
> 24,000$0.012$0.013$0.014$0.015$0.016$0.017$0.01608

New water tap and associated fees can be found under Section II. Water Department in the Town of Monument revised Fee Schedule of 2019 (current).