Utility RATE Information

The Water, Wastewater, and Solid Waste Utilities are Enterprise Funds, which means they are non-General Fund supported services provided to the City’s residents and businesses. Enterprise Funds are intended to be self-sustaining through rates that pay for the cost of providing the service.

As the cost of providing utilities increases, a correlating rate increase is necessary to continue to provide services. In 2009, the Port Hueneme City Council conducted two Proposition 218 elections (per Article XIII D of the California Constitution), in which ratepayers and property owners had the opportunity to submit a ballot protesting increases in rates for Water, Wastewater, and Solid Waste. A majority of the ballots protesting the rate increases was not received; therefore, the City Council approved the new rates.

The current Water rates took effect February 18, 2020. The current Wastewater and Solid Waste rates took effect January 1, 2013.


city care discount

The City of Port Hueneme offers "CityCARE", a program for income-eligible residents to receive a discount off their water, wastewater, and solid waste bill based on Southern California Edison's (SCE) CARE program guidelines. If you participate in SCE's CARE program, you automatically qualify for CityCARE and are eligible to receive a 7.5% discount on your City utility bill. To enroll, a copy of your SoCAL Gas or Edison bill showing your CARE rate must be brought/mailed to the Finance department at City Hall. In order to receive the discount, the name on the Gas/Edison bill must match the name established on your water account.

 For full information, view our CityCARE Brochure (PDF).


To apply for the Southern California Edison CARE program, please visit the SCE CARE/FERA Program Websitefor an online application. If you prefer, a printable application click here printable application (PDF).