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Sewer Service Charge Information

    The Sewer Service Charge (SSC) is on your Department of Water and Power (DWP) bill, if you are currently billed for the service.  Generally, the charge is based on metered water use and generates funds for constructing and maintaining wastewater facilities such as sewers and sewage treatment plants, and for treating the sewage that is discharged into the sewer system.  The current SSC rate is $3.97 per 748 gallons or one (1) HCF (hundred cubic feet) of sewage volume.  For this fiscal year, the DWCF is 0.80 and the RSRP was from September 16, 2013 to May 31, 2014.  Please note that the low income surcharge (LIS) has dropped to 0.0070 of your SSC amount and for commercial customers, the default percentage discharge has changed to 93%. Click to see the latest SSC Brochure.
   

For more information on the SSC, click on the links below.


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Brochure: '14, '13, '12, '11, '10, '09, '08, '07, '06, '05
Spanish: '07, '06, '05
Clean Water (Wastewater) Program Status Report (2011)
Fact Sheet
SSC Presentation

Comparative Costs: '11, '07, '06, '05, '04
State-wide info: 06/07, 05/06
FAQs, Myths & Facts
DWP Site - Customer Services
Public Works FAQs

General SSC Information  
Hotline - SSC - 1 800 540-0952
or 213 473-4181
LAMC Definition of terms
Low Income Discount & other programs
Low-Strength Discharge Information
Definition
Rate
Odors & Spills from sewers - Online form

Private Sewers & Septic Systems
Guides to septic systems: City of LA - EPA
What homeowners must know!

Private Water Sub-meter
Cost  & Installation Summary
Residential   or   Commercial
Reading Your Water Meter
Prohibited Water Uses
Rainy Season Review Period
Scam Alerts
Sewer Surcharge Penalty/Ordinance Surcharge
   Call DWP at 1 888 284-6130.
  The DWP
Certificate of Compliance Hotline
investigates
these fees.
SSC Rate = $3.97/hcf ($2.588/hcf for Low-Strength)
SSC Rate Chart
Water Conservation / SSC Reduction Tips
Winter Water Use
Reading Your DWP Bill
     Residential Customer Services
        Save Money
     Commercial Customer Services
Zero-Based Quality Surcharge & Billing
      Industrial Waste Control Ordinance


REQUESTS FOR ADJUSTMENTS must be submitted in writing to the
Bureau of Sanitation, Attention:
Residential SSC, PO Box 79083, Los Angeles, CA  90079-0083  
or
Commercial SSC, PO Box 79112, Los Angeles, CA  90079-0112.

SSC Rates per Ord. 182,076

Effective Date Prior rate
4/6/12
7/1/12
7/1/13
7/1/14
7/1/15
7/1/16
7/1/17
7/1/18
7/1/19
7/1/20
New Rate ($/HCF)
3.27
3.42
3.57
3.73
3.97
4.23
4.51
4.80
5.11
5.44
5.80
Supl. SSC ($/hcf)  
0.15
0.30
0.46
0.70
0.96
1.24
1.53
1.84
2.17
2.53
% Increase
--
4.5    4.5
4.5    6.5    6.5    6.5    6.5    6.5    6.5    6.5   
Increase
($/HCF)
-- 0.15   0.15
0.16   0.24   0.26   0.28   0.29   0.31   0.33   0.36  
Typical Monthly
Single Family
Residential SSC ($)
29.88 31.22  32.63
34.10
36.31   38.67  41.19  43.87 

46.72  

49.75  52.99 
 
Low Income Surcharge (LIS): 7/1/14   0.0070

7/1/13        0.0074

7/1/12      0.0077
  4/6/12      0.00803

CONTACTS

 

CITY OF LOS ANGELES
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CITYWIDE SERVICES
L.A. Sanitation
General Sanitation Information
Service Request Hotline:
1 800 773-CITY (2489)
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