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In the menus below you'll find the most common rate schedules and fee information requested by customers.  If you'd like to see all of our rates and fees, please download them from the document library below or visit the County's Code of Ordinances. 

Chapter 40: Utilities, Article III: Rates & Charges


As of October 1, 2021

RESIDENTIAL

ELECTRIC

$0.1152 per Kilowatt-hour (variable commodity charge)

Fixed Service Charge = $12.00


LA GREEN Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) Program

Subscriptions (an additional charge on top of existing electric charges):

$0.50 for one block (100 kilowatt-hours) per month. Customers can purchase one or more blocks as long as it does not exceed 90 percent of the minimum monthly usage from the previous 12 months.

                        or

$0.005 (half a cent) per kilowatt-hour for 90 percent
of the monthly electric consumption.   

For more information on the LA GREEN program visit the Conserve & Reduce page.


GAS

The cost of gas is calculated on a monthly basis and is effective the 8th of each month. If you need assistance calculating your bill, please contact the Customer Care Center for assistance. 

Download the Monthly Rate Schedule

Download the Detailed Gas Rate Calculation Worksheet

Factors that Affect Natural Gas Measurement and Conversion to Therms 
Visit this page to learn how DPU converts your gas usage into therms. 


WATER

Fixed Service Charge <= 1 1/4 meter $11.40

Non-peak (Oct-Apr)
$6.02 per 1000 gallons

Peak (May-Sep)

  • Residential
  • < = 9,000 Gallons $6.02 per 1000 gallons
  • >9,000-15,000 Gallons $6.40 per 1000 gallons
  • >15,000 Gallons $7.65 per 1000 gallons
  • Multi-Family
  • <  = 9,000 Gallons $6.02 per 1000 gallons
  • >9,000-15,000 Gallons $6.33 per 1000 gallons
  • >15,000 Gallons $6.47 per 1000 gallons


SEWER

Individually Metered Residential
Fixed service charge = $12.35

$44.72 (fixed monthly charge per dwelling unit)

Non-individually Metered Residential
Fixed service charge = $12.35 per account

$37.25 (fixed monthly charge per dwelling unit)

COMMERCIAL

ELECTRIC

 Customer Description

Schedule

Commodity Charge Per kWh

Demand Rate

Service Charge

Small Commercial 
(50 kW per month)
6G $0.1111  

$22.00

Large Commercial
(>=50 kW per month)
6K $0.0821 $11.00 $22.00
Small County
(< 50kW per month)
6L $0.1142   $22.00
Large County
(>= 50kW per month)
6M $0.0834 $10.50 $22.00
Small Public School
(<50kW per month)
6N $0.1089   $22.00
Large Public School
(>=50 kW per month)
6R $0.0763 $10.50 $22.00
Area Lighting Service
(All customers for private area metered lighting service)
6Q     $1.20/light
Special Electric Service
(Large power user w/ annual load factor < 20% and connected load > 50 kW)
6S $0.0821  $11.00 $65.00


LA GREEN Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) Program

Subscriptions (an additional charge on top of existing electric charges):

$0.005 (half a cent) per kilowatt-hour for a percentage of the monthly electric consumption.

Percentage level choices are 1 percent, 2 percent, 3 percent, 5 percent, 10 percent, 50 percent or 90 percent.  

For more information on the LA GREEN program visit the Conserve & Reduce page.


GAS

The cost of gas is calculated on a monthly basis and is effective the 8th of each month. If you need assistance calculating your bill, please contact the Customer Care Center for assistance. 

Download the Monthly Rate Schedule

Download the Detailed Gas Rate Calculation Worksheet

Factors that Affect Natural Gas Measurement and Conversion to Therms 
Visit this page to learn how DPU converts your gas usage into therms. 


POTABLE WATER

 Water Meter Size

Schedule

Commodity Charge per 1000 gallons

Service Charge Per Meter

1 1/4-inch and under 8A $6.02 $11.40
1 1/2-inch 8A $6.02 $36.10
2-inch 8A $6.02 $53.88
2 ½-inch, 3-inch 8A $6.02 $106.33
4-inch 8A $6.02 $181.06
6-inch 8A $6.02 $382.23
8-inch 8A $6.02 $631.54


SEWER

 Water Meter Size

 Schedule

Commodity Charge Per 1000 Gallons

Service Charge per Meter

 2-inch - 6-inch 6K $21.04 (2000 Gallon Minimum) $12.35

Each month's sewer charge is composed of the fixed service charge plus the variable commodity charge times the lesser of the following two usage computations:

1) Winter Average - If water consumption for any current month is higher than the winter average, sewer usage is determined by the winter average plus 8%. The winter measuring period is defined as the three consecutive billing periods beginning with the billing period with a billing date in the month of December.

OR

2) Actual Water Consumption - If water consumption for any current month is lower than the winter average, sewer usage is determined by actual water consumption plus 8%. Minimum water consumption is set at 2,000 gallons.



ADDITIONAL FEES & CHARGES

SERVICE CHARGES

Service charges (as listed on the residential and commercial rates pages) appear on the statement as "Customer Charges." These are applied each month on active services. Customer charges are pro-rated on the first and final billings. Monthly Customer Charges are billed even if there is no usage on the meter.


TAXES

Applicable taxes are applied as follows:
Electric 7.3125% gross receipts tax
Gas 7.3125% gross receipts tax
Water 5.00% governmental gross receipts tax
Sewer 5.00% governmental gross receipts tax
Refuse 5.00% governmental gross receipts tax


TRANSFER FEE

A $10.00 fee will be charged when a new account is requested.


DEPOSIT ON METERS

Commercial Customers Only - Commercial customers, without exception are required to pay a deposit based on the two highest bills at the current location.

REFUSE

DPU provides billing services for Los Alamos County's Environmental Services but does not fund or participate in Environmental Services operations.  Rates for weekly trash and recycling collection, as well as many other residential and commercial collection services and fees are determined by Environmental Services. Please visit their website for more information.

Environmental Services Fees

FEE SCHEDULE, COMPLETE RATE SHEET & ORDINANCES