Proposed Rates & Charges

To keep pace with rising costs, Western's Board of Directors will consider a proposed rate adjustment that, if approved, will affect your water and sewer rates and system charges for the next four years, effective with all water use and sewer service charges appearing on billing statements issued on or after July 1, 2021.

Public Hearing

On Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 6 p.m., the Western Board of Directors will host a Public Hearing to consider the proposed water and sewer rate increases that reflect the increased costs of imported water and energy, rising maintenance and environmental regulatory compliance costs, and investments in technology and infrastructure.

View Public Hearing Agenda and presentation materials (Publishing on Friday, May 28)

Join the Public Hearing via Zoom

Submit a public comment

Anyone may offer public comment in-person via Zoom or in-person at Western's headquarters for this Public Hearing. Members of the public who wish to comment on any item within Western’s jurisdiction, or any item on the agenda, may submit comments by completing the online form linked below on or before 4:30 p.m. on the Tuesday immediately preceding each Board Meeting. Comments received by the deadline will become part of the Board Meeting record.

Submit a Public Comment

Submit a formal letter of support or protest of the proposed rates

Any customer or property owner may appear at the hearing to make comments regarding the proposed changes. To submit a formal written letter of support or protest of the proposed rates and charges, customers and property owners who are directly liable to pay water and sewer bills may use any one of the following methods and must meet all criteria below to be considered valid.

  • Include customer name, parcel number and/or service address.
  • Indicate that the letter of support or protest is in response to the proposed water or sewer rates, or both.
  • Hand-signed (if mailed or dropped off) or include an image of the protestor’s signature (if emailed).
  • Received prior to the conclusion of the Public Hearing on June 2, 2021.


Western Municipal Water District
Attention: 2021 Proposed Rates
14205 Meridian Parkway
Riverside, CA 92518

Note: Protests submitted by electronic means other than the email noted above will not count as formal written protests.

In person

Outdoor drop box at:
14205 Meridian Parkway, Riverside, CA 92518

The following information summarizes the proposed changes to rates and charges for 2021 to 2024, when compared to 2020 rates and fees.

  1. Riverside service area
  2. Murrieta service area
  3. Rainbow service area