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Water Authority charges

In addition to addressing our region's unique water needs, the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) treats and delivers the wholesale water supply to municipal water providers. Costs related to water treatment, water resources, and the Water Authority distribution network are covered by several surcharges.

The SNWA is not a water service provider. For questions or information related to your property's water service or to pay your bill, please contact your water service provider.

Reliability Surcharge

This charge is based on the premise that customers have varying levels of need for water and should pay accordingly.

The surcharge, which is applied against the total water bill with a few line-item exceptions, is 0.25 percent for residential customers and 2.5 percent for others.

Commodity Charge

The commodity charge on each water bill pays for water quality improvements and enhancements to the reliability of the regional water system.

Infrastructure Charge

The SNWA's Infrastructure Charge contributes toward funding the regional water infrastructure necessary to deliver high-quality drinking water throughout the valley.

The SNWA Infrastructure Charge varies based on meter size and is calculated daily.

Rate increases

In a public process from 2019 to 2021, the citizens' advisory committee recommended a rate increase to help fund water supply projects, water infrastructure improvements, and conservation projects in Southern Nevada.

In late 2021, rising inflation rates required the Water Authority to evaluate the need for additional rate increases to ensure sufficient funding would be available to complete the projects recommended by the advisory committee. The Southern Nevada Water Authority Board approved an inflation-related increase to the SNWA’s Infrastructure Charge and Commodity Charge that took effect in March 2022.

View a complete list of current SNWA charges and charges that were implemented on March 1, 2022.