Water / Sewer Rates

Water Rates for 2015: Water rates drop in increments as the consumer uses more water. This is known as a declining block rate structure. According to the Water Rate Ordinance the following charges are in effect for 2015. A 3% increase in the current water rates will go into effect in January 2016 and again in January of 2017.
  • First 5,000 gallons of water used costs $3.11 per thousand 
  • The next 10,000 gallons used cost $2.85 per thousand 
  • The next 35,000 gallons used cost $2.67 per thousand 
  • The next 50,000 gallons used cost $2.21 per thousand 
  • All usage over 100,000 gallons is billed at $1.71 per thousand

Sewer Rates for 2015:
The sewer rates are $4.74 per thousand, plus a base charge of $3.65. These are the fees for the smallest residential size meter. See Sewer Rate Ordinance.


Inquiries about your current bill can be answered at the Utility Billing Office at 801 Michigan Avenue.
The phone number for the office is 219-362-3175.