Serving the Greater

Escondido Valley Since 1954



We all want safe drinking water for every Californian, especially those living in disadvantaged communities. Rincon Water is committed to working with local and state leaders on this critical social issue. But SB 623 is not the answer. It would turn our agency into a taxation entity that sends money to Sacramento. It also has other flaws. Simply put, it is just not sound policy. For more information, and the contact emails for the Appropriations Committee Assembly members, please click on this link.  To see our letter to the Appropriations Committee click here.  

Write directly to the members of the Appropriations Committee today! Deadline is TOMORROW – 10:00 AM to have your voice heard!

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San Diego County Water Authority Pass-Through Rate Increase

Takes Effect for Rincon Water Customers


Escondido, CA – The water rate increase adopted by the San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA) has gone into effect as of January 1, 2017. As a result, the pass-through rate increase to Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District (Rincon Water) customers represents an increase of 34¢ per unit of potable water use. Based on the SDCWA’s increase and Drought Level 1 conditions, Rincon Water’s residential customers will now pay $6.09 for Tier 1 (1-5 units), $7.03 for Tier 2 (6-24 units), and $7.44 for Tier 3 (25 or more units) water use during each billing period (1 unit equals 1,000 gallons). Non-Residential customers will pay $6.60 for each unit of water used. These increases will begin appearing on customer bills starting with the statements to be delivered in early February.

According to the SDCWA, the approved rate increase is driven by higher costs from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California as well as operational costs associated with the drought-proof water supplies afforded by the Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant. The rates are also impacted by state-mandated reductions in water use that are expected to lower the SDCWA sales compared to previous projections.

One of the best way to minimize the impact of the rate increase is to become as efficient as possible with water use. Rincon customers are encouraged to register for WaterSmart, a free tool which allows access to hourly water use data, customized water conservation opportunities, rebate availability, and leak notification. Please visit for details. The new rate sheet, effective January 1, 2017 is also available by clicking here.

June 2016

Rincon Water's Board of Directors rescinded the Level 2 - Drought Alert and returned to Level 1 - Drought Watch on 06/28/16, after meeting the State Water Resources Control Board's (State Board) stress test requirements for drought conditions. As part of our commitment to transparency, the documents submitted to the State Board can be viewed by clicking here.

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