Proudly serving the Olympic Valley since 1950 –
previously named Squaw Valley Mutual Water Company

Pay Your Bill

OVMWC’s 280 members (property lot owners) receive bills twice a year in July and January even for unbuilt lots. Owners of multiple lots have one membership per lot and therefore receive one bill per lot. More about memberships here.

Bills are sent to each member’s email address on OVMWC’s records, or by postal mail when the member has not provided an email address. There is a $20 fee for sending a bill by postal mail.

How to pay your bill

You may pay by check or online as indicated on your bill, or by using this form.

Online payments can be done using a bank account, debit card or credit card, all without incurring payment service fees.

OVMWC Account Number:
OVMWC Service Address:

Understanding Your Bill

The annual budget, billing rates and assessments for the fiscal year 2024-2025 were adopted by the OVMWC’s board of directors on June 13, 2024. Find here an explanation of the line items in your bill. 

Each semiannual bill (July and January) includes base and usage service fees calculated so the total collected from all members equals half the company’s annual operating budget. That is, there is no allowance for profit. For this reason, the fees may change for the January bill if it is estimated that actual expenses for the full year will exceed the budget. 

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Half of the fixed annual fee of $780 charged equally to all lots.

Base Fee

Half of the fixed annual fee of $820 charged equally to all lots.

Water Usage Fee

Fee based on water usage for the previous 12 months (July 1 to June 30 for the July semiannual bill; January 1 to December 31 for the January semiannual bill). The rate per gallon varies by usage: the first tier is charged at $0.01 per gallon for usage of up to 100,000 gallons during the previous 12 months divided by two; the second tier is $0.02 per gallon for usage in excess of 100,000 gallons during the previous 12 months divided by two. Water usage reports here.

Capital accounts (operating and capital reserves)

Each seminnual bill includes half of the property’s annual contribution to the company’s reserve funds to pay for both planned and unplanned capital expenses. Prorated equally among all lots.


Covers half the annual payments and reserves for the three 40-year loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that have funded OVMWC’s water system infrastructure replacement. Prorated equally among all lots.

Other Fees, Assessments & Penalties
  • Special assessments. Assessments to cover unplanned or emergency expenses.
  • Late payment fee. Payment not received in full within 30 days of bill date is due and delinquent and subject to an immediate late-payment fee of $50, and an additional $75 fee for every additional 30 days or portion thereof of delinquency.
  • Paper billing: $20 per bill or account statement.
  • Non-sufficient funds fee (bounced check): $35.
  • Service shut-off & reconnection fee: $750.
  • Fee to shut off at lot’s water meter due to issues within a home: Time and materials billed to OVMWC by its contractors.
  • Fee to transfer and establish water service upon sale of property: $850. Includes installation of a mobile water meter.
  • Permitting fee: $750. Includes installation of a mobile water meter.

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