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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.

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.

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.

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