Utility Rate Changes

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Electric and Water

The Longmont City Council has begun to adopt an update to Longmont’s electric and water rates. The proposed rates will remain competitive with other Front Range communities and will also allow Longmont to:

  • Upgrade the City’s electric metering system to Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI).
  • Improve the Customer Information System (CIS) used for utility billing.
  • Adopt seasonal energy rates to encourage greater energy efficiency in the summer months.
  • Expand water treatment capacity to replace a retiring auxiliary treatment plant.
  • Replace water lines and infrastructure, pay wholesale electric costs, and otherwise cover needed maintenance, operational, and improvement costs for the utilities.

Information on the proposed rates was presented to the City Council at its Sept. 24 meeting. The ordinances to change the rates were approved on first reading by the Council at its Oct. 22 meeting and is scheduled to receive a final Council vote on Dec. 3. If adopted, the new rates will take effect in 2020. 

View 2020 Proposed Electric Rate Ordinance (PDF) >

View 2020 Proposed Water Rate Ordinance (PDF) >

View City Council agendas and minutes >

If you have questions or comments about the proposed rates, please contact your City Council representative.

Rebates and Savings

Longmont prides itself on providing quality utility service to its residents and businesses at a reasonable cost. The community also has a number of options available to help keep bills low, including:

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