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Water Department

Current Color Code

Water provided by Blanding City is a finite, precious resource in our region and must be managed proactively. Blanding City has developed a color-coded designation to promote water use that aligns with water availability. Each spring, water availability will be forecasted according to snowpack. The estimated runoff plus the carryover reservoir storage determines a color code for the coming year.

The Color Codes

Each color code is associated with a water volume for each residential connection each month. A tiered rate structure has been developed to incentivize appropriate water use based on the projected water availability.

Water allotments are calculated by dividing the total available volume for the given color code by the number of residences connected to the City's drinking water system.

Billing rates then follow a tiered rate structure according to the percentage of the allotment that was used for the month. If more water is used than was allotted, the excess water is charged at a higher rate.

Summer Water Rates

Tier Percentage Rate Red Rate¹ Orange Rate¹ Yellow Rate¹ Green Rate¹
Tier 1 0% to 75% of allotment $2.72 $1.52 $1.03 $1.03
Tier 2 75% to 100% of allotment $3.40 $1.90 $1.29 $1.29
Tier 3 100% to 150% of allotment $3.50 $2.00 $1.67 $1.54
Tier 4 150% to 200% of allotment $3.70 $2.40 $2.23 $2.06
Tier 5 200% to 250% of allotment $4.00 $2.96 $2.70 $2.44
Tier 6 above 250% of allotment $4.25 $3.50 $3.43 $2.89

¹Rates listed per 1,000 gallons.
**Summer Season is June, July & August**

Residential Water Allotments

Season Red Orange Yellow Green
Summer 8 23 31 36
Shoulder 7 14 20 24
Winter 6 6 6 6

**Allocations in 1,000 gallons per month.**
**Summer is June - August**
**Shoulder is April - May & September - October**
**Winter is Nov - March**

Residential Water Bill Calculator


Monthly Water Bill: $0.00

**Estimated water bill based on usage of 0 gallons per month.**


Outdoor Watering Guide