Pinole's Rates


The City of Pinole’s Wastewater Department is constituted as an enterprise fund. Enterprise funds are governmental activities that provide specifically defined services and that are self-funded through user fees. The City of Pinole’s Wastewater Department provides for collection and treatment of sanitary sewage within the city limits of Pinole. The Wastewater Department is funded by fees charged to customers. The Wastewater Department does not receive any revenue from property taxes or from sales taxes.

Operating Costs

The Wastewater Department has to recover all its operating costs through user fees. The assessment for wastewater service, which is reflected in your property tax statement, pays for electricity to operate pumps, fuel to operate maintenance vehicles, chemicals used in wastewater treatment, fees paid to regulatory agencies for permits and inspection programs, salaries and other costs related to processing the watewater.


The City of Pinole has entered into a Joint Powers Agreement with the City of Hercules for processing their wastewater.