Water, Sewer and Stormwater Utility Billing

Overview

Water

The City of Lakewood Drinking Water Utility provides water service to a small area in the northeast section of the city. The balance of the city is serviced by a number of other water service providers. Input your address into the My Neighborhood portal to find your provider. 

Sewer

The City of Lakewood Sanitary Sewer Utility provides sanitary sewer service to an area in the north section of the city. The balance of the city is serviced by a number of other sewer service providers.  Input your address into the My Neighborhood portal to find your provider. 

Stormwater

The City of Lakewood Stormwater Management Utility maintains the public stormwater drainage system consisting of many storm drains or inlets, underground storm lines, culverts, gulches and open channels throughout Lakewood.

Helpful Links

Pay Your Bill

Online

Pay your utility bills online by registering your account:

Lakewood Utilities Online

If you are paying online for the first time, please call 303-987-7615 to retrieve your new account and customer number. Thank you!

Make a one-time payment or register your account for automatic payments by credit card (VISA, MasterCard, or Discover) or pay by e-check. Registering also allows you to view your account history and sign up for paperless billing.  

By Mail

City of Lakewood Utilities
PO BOX 17505
Denver, CO 80217

Please make checks payable to the city of Lakewood. 

In Person

You may make a payment in person at our office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Water/Sewer/Stormwater Billing
480 S. Allison Parkway
Civic Center South Building, First Floor
Lakewood, CO 80226-3127

Transfer Your Service

To transfer service on a city of Lakewood water, sewer, or stormwater utility account, the title company should fill out and email the below form, 48 hours prior to the closing date. A final bill will be ordered for the property which will reflect the amount to collect and prorate between the buyer and seller at the time of closing.

Complete the transfer service form(PDF, 127KB) and email it to: utilitybilling@lakewood.org

On the form, please ensure the following information is listed:

  • Property Address
  • Seller’s Name
  • Buyer’s Name (and billing address if different than property)
  • Closing Date
  • Return Call Information 

To research services provided, or to search a property, input your address into the My Neighborhood portal to find your provider.

**Please note we do not provide statuses.**

The city of Lakewood water, sewer, and stormwater utilities are lienable against the properties. Liens are filed once a year with the Jefferson County Assessor's Office and are attached to the property taxes as a special assessment. Balances are tied to the properties and are normally collected after receiving final bills which the title companies collect at the time of closing.

Notice to Lien

The city of Lakewood Water/Sewer/Stormwater Utility Billing has a process to ensure fee collection from all property owners including, if necessary, placing a lien on the property. Liens are filed once a year with the Jefferson County Assessor's Office and are attached to the property taxes as a special assessment.

The lien process is started in September with past due accounts receiving a “notice to lien” letter. In order to avoid a property lien, payments must be made by the October date stated in the letter. Final liens are filed with Jefferson County on November 1, and a $50 lien charge is added to the accounts past due amount.

Once a utility lien has been filed with Jefferson County, collection of the lien is handled by the Jefferson County Treasurer’s Office:

Jefferson County Treasurer’s Office
100 Jefferson County Parkway
Golden, CO 80419
303-271-8330

The city of Lakewood Water/Sewer/Stormwater Utility Billing prepares a blanket release for liens in July of the following year. An early release of lien can be issued by sending a copy of the certified tax certificate from Jefferson County showing the lien has been paid, along with a check for $25 made payable to the city of Lakewood:

City of Lakewood
Water/Sewer/Stormwater Billing
480 S. Allison Parkway
Lakewood, CO 80226-3127

Water Utility Rates and Charges

The water utility rates for customers of the city of Lakewood water and sewer systems are adopted by resolution of the City Council.

Water customers pay a standard bimonthly service charged based upon meter size:

Meter Size

5/8"

3/4"

1"

1-1/2"

2"

3"

4"

6"

Bimonthly Service Charge

$21.95

$25.00

$31.15

$48.55

$70.70

$218.40

$261.65

$411.45

Additionally, customers pay a variable volume charge based on the amount of water used:

Single Family Customers

Single Family First 22,000 gallons are billed at $5.20 per 1,000 gallons used  Next 38,000 gallons are billed at $6.23 per 1,000 gallons used  Usage over 60,000 gallons is billed at $7.79 per 1,000 gallons used

Multi-Family Customers

Multi-Family (2 units) First 30,000 gallons are billed at $5.20 per 1,000 gallons used  Usage over 30,000 gallons is billed at $6.23 per 1,000 gallons used 
Multi-Family (3 units) First 42,000 gallons are billed at $5.20 per 1,000 gallons used Usage over 42,000 gallons is billed at $6.23 per 1,000 gallons used
Multi-Family (4 units) First 54,000 gallons are billed at $5.20 per 1,000 gallons used Usage over 54,000 gallons is billed at $6.23 per 1,000 gallons used 
Multi-Family (5 units) First 66,000 gallons are billed at $6.20 per 1,000 gallons used  Usage over 54,000 gallons is billed at $6.23 per 1,000 gallons used
All Other Customers Winter (Nov 16 - May 14) usage is billed at $5.20 per 1,000 gallons used  Summer (May 15 - Nov 15) usage is billed at $6.23 per 1,000 gallons used 

Customers who use the fire-protection service pay an additional bimonthly amount based upon the size of the service

Service Size Bimonthly Fire Protection Charge 
1 - 1/2" $15
2" $15
3" $25
4" $37.40
6" $81.35
8" $186.25

MISCELLANEOUS CHARGES

Delinquent Billing Fee 5% per month on the past due balance, not to exceed $15 per month
Returned Check Fee $18 per ACH 
Department-Furnished Materials, Equipment, Labor Fee City's actual cost 
Transfer Fee $10
Disconnection and Reconnection Fee $25 each
Lien Fee $50, plus collection charges
Construction Water Rate Current volume charge, plus $100 processing fee, plus refundable deposit that equals cost of furnished materials
Meter Reading Check Fee $25 per reading for all meter readings after first check during a billing period
Meter Removal Fee $40
Meter Accuracy Test Fee $60 if accurate
Inspection Fee $25 per inspection
Stub-in Fee No charge (included as inspection fee)
Special Permit Fee No charge (included as inspection fee)
Penalty for Unauthorized Connection  10% of Lakewood tap fee
Penalty for Unauthorized Use of Hydrant Water $500

Please be aware that fees change periodically. Please call 303-987-7615 to verify fee amounts.

Lakewood Water Tap Fee Schedule(PDF, 68KB)

Sewer Utility Rates and Charges

The sewer utility rates for customers of the city of Lakewood water and sewer systems are adopted by resolution of the City Council. All sewer customers pay a standard $8 bimonthly service charge. Additionally, customers pay a volume charge of $4.39 per 1,000 gallons.  

MISCELLANEOUS CHARGES:

Delinquent Billing Fee 5% per month on the past due balance, not to exceed $15 per month
Returned Check Fee $18 per check
Returned ACH Direct Payment Fee $18 per ACH
Department-Furnished Materials, Equipment, Labor Fee City's actual cost
Discharge from Swimming Pool Existing sewer rates
Transfer Fee $10
Lien Fee $50, plus collection charges
Penalty for Unauthorized Connection 10% of Lakewood tap fee

Please be aware that fees change periodically. Please call 303-987-7615 to verify fee amounts.

Lakewood Sewer Tap Fee Schedule(PDF, 74KB)

Stormwater Utility Rates and Charges

The stormwater utility fee amounts for all real property owners within the city of Lakewood are adopted by resolution of the City Council.

SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES AND DUPLEXES

All single-family homes and duplexes pay $3.97 per month, or $47.64 per year, billed annually.

ALL OTHER PROPERTIES

For properties other than single-family homes and duplexes, the fee is proportional to the amount of impervious area on each property where water cannot soak into the soil, such as driveways, parking lots, rooftops, sidewalks and patios. The fee is $3.85 per month for every 2,250 square feet of impervious area.

MISCELLANEOUS CHARGES

Delinquent Billing Fee 5% per month on the past due balance, not to exceed $15 per month
Returned Check Fee $18 per check
Transfer Fee $10
Lien Fee $50, plus collection charges

Please be aware that fees change periodically.  Please call 303-987-7615 to verify fee amounts.

Contact Us

Have a question about your water, sewer or stormwater bill or account?  

Send Us an Email

You may send an email to us at utilitybilling@lakewood.org

Create and View Your Online Account

Lakewood Utilities Online

Call Us

You may call us at 303-987-7615. Our regular business hours are 8 a.m-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.