Servicing the Cities of
Azusa, Baldwin Park, Irwindale and
West Covina in Southern California
Affordable Rate Program

Valley County Water District (District) is pleased to offer an Affordable Rate Program to customers who meet certain income requirements.  Residential customers who qualify for a reduced rate through the Southern California Edison or Southern California Gas Company California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) program may qualify for a discount of $10.00 off fixed charges per billing period on their water bill.

For your household to be considered for eligibility, submit your completed application with required documentation to the District. Applications will be considered on a first come first serve basis contingent on availability of funds.

  • If the application IS approved, the discount will take effect within (60) sixty days after the date of approval.

  • If the application is NOT approved, you will receive a letter from the District clarifying the decision of ineligibility.

  Participants must reapply on an annual basis.

What Counts as Income?

Total gross income is all revenues, from all household members from whatever sources derived, including but not limited to: wages, salaries and other employment-related compensation, interest, dividends, spousal and child support payments, public assistance payments, social security and pensions, rental income, income for self-employment and all employment-related non-cash income.

Income Requirements Chart

(Effective June 1, 2017 to May 31, 2018)

Source: California PUC Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) Program

Number of persons living in the household

Maximum total “Gross Household Income“

from ALL sources

1 to 2










Each additional person add $8,360


What are the Qualifications?

  • Must be applicant’s primary residence.
  • Must qualify for Southern California Edison’s or Southern California Gas Company’s CARE program.
  • Total gross household income cannot exceed the amounts shown on the “Income Requirements Chart” above.  These amounts will be updated annually, based upon the approved limits set by the California Public Utilities Commission for the CARE program.
  • Must be a District residential customer and receive water through a 5/8”or a 3/4” water meter.
  • Must provide verification of household income if requested
  • May not be claimed as a dependent on another person’s federal or state income tax return.
  • Must reapply each time you change residence.
  • Must notify the District within (30) thirty days if you become ineligible.
  • The discount is NOT transferable to another resident or property.

Click here for a printable version of the program information

Click here for the program application

If you would like more information or assistance with the application process, please contact the District office. 

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