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Single-family residential accounts are billed monthly based on the unmetered residential water and wastewater recurring service rates. Multi-family residential and commercial accounts are billed monthly based on the metered commercial water and wastewater recurring service rates. The Utility will provide metered service for accessory dwelling units, duplexes, or triplexes upon the request of the customer. The Utility does not provide metered service to residences with only one dwelling unit.

All customer classes are subject to the Regulatory Cost Charge (RCC) which is a surcharge applied to customer billings to pay AWWU’s share of the budget of the Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA).

For a complete list of all unmetered and metered tariff rates by customer class, fees, and special charges see Rule 13 in the AWU Tariff and ASU Tariff.

Here are a few of AWU and ASU rates:

Unmetered Residential

Building Rate Description Water Rate(1) Wastewater Rate(1)
Single-Family Residential Customer Charge $13.15 $8.52
Usage Charge $36.55 $36.07
RCC(2) $0.25 $0.22
Total Monthly Charges $49.95 $44.81

Metered Multi-Dwelling Unit

Building Rate Description Water Rate(1) Wastewater Rate(1)
Multi-Family Residential
(Buildings with two or more units)
Customer Charge $13.15 $8.52
Usage Charge
(per 1,000 gallons of metered water)
$5.08 $5.64
Meter Charge(3) Varies Varies
RCC(2) 0.495% 0.495%

Metered Commercial

Building Rate Description Water Rate(1) Wastewater Rate(1)
Commercial Accounts Customer Charge $13.15 $8.52
Usage Charge(4)
(per 1,000 gallons of metered water)
$5.05 $4.96 - Low
$6.59 - Medium
$7.69 - High
Meter Charge(3) Varies Varies
RCC(1) 0.495% 0.495%

(1) The Water Rates provided have been approved by the RCA and are effective June 5, 2016. The Wastewater Rates provided have been approved by the RCA and are effective January 3, 2017.

(2) The RCC rate provided has been approved by the RCA and is effective July 1, 2017. The RCC rate is updated annually by the RCA on July 1st.

(3) The Meter Charge is per meter by meter size. The meters are owned and maintained by AWWU, and are charged depending on the size of the meter installed. Meter sizes range from 5/8 inch up to 8 inches. For a complete list of the Meter Charges please see AWU Tariff Rule 13.2, Schedule B or ASU Tariff Rule 13.8.

(4) The Metered Commercial Wastewater Usage rate is based on the determined wastewater strength by customer. There are three classes of wastewater strength ASU charges for: low, medium, and high. The classes are based on concentration of wastewater product, not quantity.