Rates & Billing Information

Click here for Water Conservation Information.
Click here for Adopted 2016 Water Rate Study.

You will receive a monthly bill for water, sewer and garbage services. Monthly billings will be distributed according to the chart below. To find the zone that your property is located in refer to the Cycle Map.

Cycle Approximate Date
Bills are Mailed
Payment is Due Penalty is Applied Payments Applied
for Drafts & Credit Card
1 26th day 21st of following month 22nd 17th
2 19th day 14th of following month 15th 10th
3 12th day 7th of following month 8th 4th
4 5th day Last day of month 1st of following month  26th

A delinquency penalty of five percent (5%) will be applied if your payment is not received by your due date. If payment is not received within forty (40) days after the billing, water service will be subject to disconnection.

Your monthly bill will reflect the charges below: All fees are effective as of July 1, 2017. For questions regarding commercial and multi-family rates, please call Utility Billing at (925) 516-5415.

Residential Service:
Water - meters are read monthly. One unit = 1,000 gallons.

Water Usage Fee 1 - 5 Units = $2.72/unit
‚Äč6 - 14 Units = $5.41/unit
15 - 20 Units = $6.47/unit
21 - Over = $7.11/unit
Drought Surcharge
* Imposed during times of declared drought by City Council             
Stage 1 - no mandated conservation = $0.00/unit
Stage 2 - up to 20% mandated conservation = $1.50/unit
Stage 3 - up to 35% mandated conservation = $2.53/unit
Stage 4 - up to 50% mandated conservation = $4.20/unit
Water Base Fee $23.56 Meter charge, based on the size of the meter (5/8" or 3/4")
$32.52 Meter charge, based on size of the meter (1"
Sewer Lateral Maintenance Fee $1.97
Sewer Usage Fee $15.97 - $56.86 maximum.  For new residential customers in new construction, charges will be based on the citywide residential average wastewater usage due to lack of actual usage history.  New residential customers in an existing dwelling will be charged the lesser of (1) citywide average or (2) previous wastewater usage history at the service address.

Sewer charges on existing accounts are recalculated each July and are based on average winter metered water use.

Garbage is serviced weekly. Recycling and yard waste are serviced on alternate weeks. Refer to the Brentwood Solid Waste Garbage, Recycling & Yard Waste Service Guide for further information.

Your garbage price is based on the size of the brown household trash cart that you select.  There are three sizes.  Regardless of the size of your brown cart, you can choose any of the three sizes for your blue recycling cart and your green yard waste cart. 

For questions regarding garbage service, please call Solid Waste at (925) 516-6090.

A $26.08 B $38.75 C $46.51
Brown 32 gal garbage 64 gal garbage 96 gal garbage
Blue 32, 64 or 96 recycle 32, 64 or 96 recycle 32, 64 or 96 recycle
Green 32, 64 or 96 yard waste 32, 64 or 96 yard waste 32, 64 or 96 yard waste

In addition, new customers will be charged a one-time, non refundable application fee of $39.03 which will appear on your first utility bill.