Rates go toward maintaining reliable, high-quality services. this is achieved through maintaining the District's infrastructure, Capital Improvement Projects, and other goals outlined in Padre Dam's Five Year Business Plan. 

Did you know? Public water agencies do not make a profit. Every dollar from a customer’s water bill is invested back into the operation, maintenance and water delivery to help ensure reliable water. Padre Dam works 365 days a year on behalf of our community to keep safe, high quality water flowing. When you pay your water bill you are doing more than just purchasing water, you are investing in projects and programs to meet the community’s needs today and into the future.

Pass-through Rate Increases - July 1, 2023
Water, sewer and pumping rates for bills mailed on or after July 1, 2023 include cost increases from the San Diego County Water Authority, City of San Diego Metro Wastewater System and San Diego Gas & Electric. More information available here.

Graphic depicting how water rates are used


Padre Dam’s Board of Directors approved the District’s five year rate proposal for Fiscal Years 2023-2027 as part of the District's Five Year Strategic Business Plan. 

The District cannot make a profit from the services it provides and only charges the actual costs associated with providing service to our customers. A Cost of Service Study, completed by an independent consultant, is the basis for the approved rates and charges.