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Stirling Bluffs District

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Stirling Bluffs District customers please dial 530-717-2505

Attention Stirling Bluffs Customers:

Your December 26, 2018 bill will reflect a Readiness to Serve credit for the number of days you were unable to access your property while under mandatory evacuation due to the Camp Fire.

Stirling Bluffs District serves Stirling City and vicinity in Butte County, California.

2018 Meter Reading Schedule


2014-2016 DROUGHT INFORMATION (Click Here)

Please read the notice which was mailed with the July 27, 2016 bills. The complete list of restrictions can also be found in Rule 14.1. Alternate watering days and water prohibitions are in effect for ALL Districts.

There are no current projects active in Stirling Bluffs District.

The Treatment plant upgrades are complete!

Service Charges
The Service Charge is a Readiness to Serve Charge which is applicable to all metered water service and to which is added the charge for water used, computed at the Quantity Rate below.

New Service Advance Deposit $ 124.08
Meter Size Monthly Charge
5/8 by 3/4 inch (most homes have these) $ 10.34
3/4 inch $ 15.51
1 inch $ 25.85
1 1/2 inch $ 51.71
2 inch $ 82.74
3 inch $ 155.14
4 inch $ 258.56
Quantity Rate  
For all water used, per 100 cubic feet $ 2.991
Low-Income Rate Assistance (LIRA)  
Eligible (participating) customers only

50% of base service charge for 5/8"x3/4"

Ineligible (non-participating) customers only


Late Fee  
For monthly bills not paid by the due date $ 5.00

California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Reimbursement Surcharge
A 1.40% surcharge is required to be added to all customers' bills, which is calculated on all amounts due and is forwarded to the Commission throughout the year.

Other Services and Fees
Please see the back of your bill for additional information about other services and fees.

Special Conditions - Stirling Bluffs Annual General Metered Service
  1. The annual service charge applies to service during the 12 month period commencing January 1 and is due in advance. If a permanent resident of the area has been a customer of the utility for at least 12 months, the resident may elect, at the beginning of the calendar year, to pay prorated service charges in advance at intervals of less than one year in accordance with the utility's established billing periods.
  2. The established billing cycle for water used is monthly.
  3. The opening bill for meter service, except upon conversion from flat rate service, shall be established after the first day of any year, the portion of such annual charge applicable to the current year shall be determined by multiplying the annual charge by one three-hundred-sixty-fifth (1/365) of the number of days remaining in the calendar year. The balance of the payment of the initial annual charge shall be credited against the charges for the succeeding annual period. If service is not continued for at least one year after the date of initial service, no refund of the initial annual charges shall be due the customers.
  4. All bills are subject to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Reimbursement Fee set forth in Schedule No. UF.
  5. A late charge will be imposed per Schedule No. LC.
  6. In accordance with Section 2714 of the Public Utilities Code, if a tenant in a rental unit leaves owing the company, service to subsequent tenants in that unit will, at the company's option, be furnished on the account of the landlord or property owner.
  7. The CPUC granted and approved on May 24, 2017 for the Stirling Bluffs District an Interim Rate Increase, followed by Resolution No. W-5146 dated September 14, 2017, granting a General Rate Increase. With the approval of Advice Letter No. 490, DOWCSB is granted reimbursement of under-collected revenues in the amount of $5,140.16 as a one-time surcharge over approximately six (6) billing cycles at $5.35 per customer per month, or until the net shortfall is reimbursed. If over-collection of funds occurs, a credit will be issued to the customers.
  8. As authorized by the California Public Utilties Commission, all bills are subject to a one-time surcharge of $3.73 over approximately one (1) billing cycle to each customer's bill as approved by the CPUC in Advice Letter No. 500. This charge offsets the State Water Board's fees as billed to the Stirling Bluffs District for the fiscal years July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017 and July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.
Low-Income Rate Assistance (LIRA) Stirling Bluffs
Eligible (participating) customers only

50% of base service charge for 5/8"x3/4"

Ineligible (non-participating) customers only

Effective 6/1/18

  1. LIRA Household: A LIRA household is one for which the total gross income from all persons living in household is less than or equal to the maximum household income level for the CARE programs approved by the Commission. Pacific Gas & Electric Company’s (PG&E) CARE program will be applicable to customers residing within PG&E’s service area. In line with currently authorized water utility low-income assistance programs, the Commission adopted the income eligibility guidelines published annually by the Energy Division applicable to the CARE program (California Alternative Rate for Energy) available to energy customers. The income guidelines used in the CARE programs are based on 200% of the federal poverty income guidelines at different household sizes. Total gross income shall include income from sources, both taxable and non-taxable. The applicant must be who is named on the bill and must not be a person who is claimed as a dependent on another person’s income tax return.

    LIRA Income Qualification Guidelines (06/01/18 – 05/31/19)

    Household Size Total Gross Annual Income
    1-2 $32,920
    3 $41,560
    4 $50,200
    5 $58,840
    6 $67,480
    Each Additional $8,640
  2. Application and Eligibility Declaration: Proof of active participation in a CARE program or an Application and eligibility declaration on a form authorized by the Commission is required for each Request for service under this schedule. Renewal of a customer’s eligibility declaration may be required consistent with CARE program renewal requirements, but not more often than annually. Customers, excluding qualified non-profit group living facilities, qualified agricultural employee housing facilities, and migrant farm worker housing centers, are eligible to receive service under this rate schedule at no more than on residential location at any one time, and the rate applies only to the customer’s permanent primary residence.
  3. Commencement of Rate: LIRA rates become effective upon Commission approval. After LIRA rates are effective eligible customers shall be billed on this schedule commencing no later than one billing period after receipt and approval of the customer’s application by the Utility.
  4. Verification: Information provided by the applicant is subject to verification by the Utility. Refusal or failure of a customer to provide sufficient documentation of eligibility acceptable to the Utility, upon the request of the Utility, shall result in removal from this rate schedule. Failure to comply with any terms of the LIRA program shall result in removal from this rate schedule.
  5. Notice from Customer: It is the customer’s responsibility to notify the Utility within thirty (30) days if there is a change in the customer’s eligibility status.
  6. Customers may be re-billed for period of ineligibility under the applicable rate schedule.
  7. All bills are subject to the reimbursement fee set forth on Schedule No. UF.


 Downloadable Application          Schedule LIRA-SB

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