The proposed new water and sewer rates are recommended following an in-depth cost of service study based on industry standards and best practices and are designed to…
- Be Equitable – you pay for what it costs us to provide you service without subsidizing other customers
- Be Affordable – water needed for life is still provided at a low rate
- Encourage Wise Water Use – excessive water use is charged at a higher rate to encourage customers to conserve water
The proposal includes multi-year rate increases from 2020-2024 to secure funding for critical water and sewer projects that need to move forward now. Starting in 2025, customers will see a small increase in water and sewer rates each year to ensure future funding.
We anticipate that the rate and fee adjustments will be effective January 1, 2020 upon approval by Metro Council.
Proposed Rate Increases for 2020
For both water service and sewer service, customers’ bills will include a fixed charge, a volumetric rate, and an Infrastructure Replacement fee.
Fixed Meter Charges
Fixed meter charges for both water and sewer service are determined by the size of your water meter. Fixed meter charges cover costs for readiness to serve and are the same for both residential and commercial customers.
Water and Sewer Rates by Meter Size
|8 and 10-inch
Volumetric (or usage) Rate
The volumetric rate for both water and sewer service is determined by how much water you use. Volumetric rates are different for residential and commercial customers.
Residential Water and Sewer Rates by Volume
|Residential Volumetric Rate
Commercial Water and Sewer Rates by Volume
|Commercial Volumetric Rate
Infrastructure Replacement Fees
The Water and Sewer Infrastructure Replacement fees create dedicated funding for replacing old infrastructure.
Water Infrastructure Replacement fee – will equal 10% of your water service charges (fixed charge plus usage).
Sewer Infrastructure Replacement fee – will equal 10% of your sewer service charges (fixed charge plus usage).