Coronado Water Rates Among Lowest in San Diego County

Coronado ranks third lowest in a survey of water rates throughout San Diego County, according to The Watchdog Institute.

The survey, conducted early this year, found that Coronado and Imperial Beach residents pay $53.99 for 10,500 gallons of water, the average residential monthly use, while Ramona residents pay the highest in San Diego County, $85.54.

The following are typical rates in each jurisdiction, and include rate increases approved for the coming months:

    •    Ramona $85.54
    •    Rainbow $82.45
    •    Padre Dam $77.87
    •    Vista $76.09
    •    Sweetwater $74.24
    •    Del Mar $73.84
    •    San Diego $72.03
    •    Fallbrook $69.56
    •    Vallecitos $69.09
    •    Valley Center $68.85
    •    Poway $67.62
    •    Santa Fe $66.33
    •    Oceanside $65.85
    •    Rincon $65.44
    •    San Dieguito $65.43
    •    Olivenhain $65.08
    •    Escondido $62.25
    •    Carlsbad $62.06
    •    Otay $61.50
    •    Helix $61.37
    •    Cal-Am (Imperial Beach/Coronado) $53.99
    •    Lakeside $50.66
    •    Yuima $49.93

Rates do not include additional pumping charges in some areas for high-elevation zones, and are based on a 3/4-inch residential connection, except in Sweetwater, Rincon and Yuima, which use 5/8-inch piping.