Your water bill is going up again in 2023

The average single-family home will see an increase of $1 to $4 per bill over the course of the year.
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Pipes ready for use by Denver Water. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denver water rates are going up starting Jan. 1, 2023 after the Denver Board of Water commissioners adopted a rate change.

The average single-family home -- if they use the same amount of water they used in 2022 -- will see its monthly bill increase by $1 to $4 over the course of the year, according to a statement from Denver Water.

How much your bill may increase will depend on where you live. You can read more about how the utility provider charges for water use here.

The same statement says that the utility provider's operating costs have been affected by rising inflation and supply chain issues. The board of commissioners also approved a rate increase last year.

Rate increases will also help pay for Denver Waters' infrastructure improvements, which include its ongoing effort to rid the city of lead pipes. That 15-year plan launched in 2020.

And since we have opened that can of worms for you, here's a map that will help you check if you have lead pipes and a form to request a lead test from the city.

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