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Wastewater (Sewer) Blocks and Rates


Wastewater (Sewer) Blocks and Rates

Wastewater (Sewer) Rates

Information on Approved Rates and Fees for 2020 and 2021.

Rates effective for bills dated on or after January 1.

Daily Rate, per equivalent dwelling unit (EDU)
Area Effective 2020 Effective 2021 Block Sewer Rate Structure
Area 1
Includes areas in and around Hemet and San Jacinto (PDF)
$0.93 $0.97

EMWD has a block sewer rate structure based on household size. This rate structure applies only to customers that are on water-budget based tiered rates and directly billed for sewer by EMWD.


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Area 2
Includes areas in and around Moreno Valley (PDF)
$0.95 $0.99
Area 3
Includes areas in and around the City of Menifee (PDF)
$0.97 $1.01
Area 4
Includes areas in and around Temecula, Murrieta and French Valley (PDF)
$1.10 $1.14
Area 5
Includes areas in and around Perris, Romoland, Homeland, and northern portions of Menifee (PDF)
$1.27 $1.32
Canyon Lake
(this area is served by Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District and billed by EMWD)
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*Amount will be prorated based on billing cycle

Sewer Blocks

Each block is designed around a specific household size to be more representative of the amount contributed to the sewer system. Block sewer rates are designed to be more fair and equitable to customers and revenue neutral to the District. Block sewer rates apply only to customers that are on water-budget based tiered rates and directly billed for sewer by EMWD.

Sewer Block Number of People in Household Sewer Rate Calculation as of 1/1/18
1 1-2 60% of current sewer rate
2 3-4 100% of current sewer rate
3 5-6 125% of current sewer rate
4 7 or more 170% of current sewer rate

For more information, please click on the following link: PDF
Environmental Costs of Water & Wastewater Services


Approved Rates and Fees for 2022 and 2023

EMWD is a government agency that provides services based on the actual cost of operation and maintenance. The EMWD Board of Directors adopts a biennial operating budget that goes into effect on July 1, each year. Part of that process is setting rates. One of EMWD’s critical business objectives is to keep costs, and therefore rates, as low as possible for all customers. When compared with other agencies providing similar services in the surrounding area, EMWD’s rates are consistently among the lowest.

EMWD's  rates compared to other inland agencies


Charges and Deposits

Fee Description 2021 Fee
Water Financial Participation Charge $5,584/EMS*
Sewer Financial Participation Charge $2,958/EDU**
Sewer Treatment Plant Capacity Charge $6,027/EDU**
Water Supply Development Fee $300/EDU**
Landscape Water Financial Participation Charge $5,069/EMS*

About Block Sewer Rates

While the majority of the sewer rate applies to fixed costs that are required to maintain EMWD’s extensive sewer collection and treatment system as a whole, a flat rate structure does not consider how much each household contributes to the system. For example, smaller households generally contribute less to the sewer system than larger households.