Current Water & Sewer Rates

Please note that for customers outside city limits, rates and service charges are doubled.

Monthly Water Rates


Services FY 14 Rates FY 15 Rates FY 16 Rates  FY 17 Rates*
Service Charge (5/8 inches Meter) $6.15 $6.36 $6.72  $6.92
Volume Charge


 
Tiered Rates
(per 100 cubic feet - ccf)

     
Tier 1 (0 - 2 ccf) $1.75 $1.77 $1.82  $1.88
Tier 2 (> 2 - 5 ccf) $2.63 $2.67 $2.74  $2.83
Tier 3 (> 5 - 8 ccf) $2.88 $2.92 $3.00  $3.10
Tier 4 (> 8 - 15 ccf) $3.76 $3.82 $3.91  $4.06
Tier 5 (> 15 ccf) $5.63 $5.72 $5.86  $6.07


Monthly Sewer Rates


Volume Charge Per 100 Cubic Feet


  • FY 14: $3.75
  • FY 15: $3.89
  • FY 16: $3.99
  • FY 17: $4.07*

Fixed Rates


Size FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016  FY 2017*
4 or more persons in household $33.75 $35.01 $35.91  $36.63
3 persons in household $26.25 $27.23 $27.93  $28.49
1 or 2 persons in household $18.75 $19.45 $19.95  $20.35

Durham County Sewer Customers rates are set annually by Durham County Commissioners. Visit the Durham County website for applicable rates.

*Effective for all bills issued on or after 8/1/16.
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Service Charges


Meter Size
FY 14 
Water
Service
Charge
FY 14  
Sewer
Service
Charge
FY 15 
Water
Service
Charge
FY 15 
Sewer
Service
Charge
FY 16 
Water
Service
Charge
FY 16 
Sewer
Service
Charge
FY 17 Water Service Charge** FY 17 Sewer Service Charge**
5/8 inches
$6.15
$7.02
$6.36
$7.26
$6.72
$7.49
$6.92 $7.69
1 inches
$14.33
$14.58
$14.58
$16.53
$14.94
$16.69
$15.14 $16.89
1 ½ inches
$27.95
$31.50
$28.28
$31.93
$28.64
$32.01
$28.84 $32.21
2 inches
$44.30
$49.86
$44.72
$50.41
$45.08
$50.55
$45.28 $50.60
3 inches
$96.08
$108.00
$96.56
$108.54
$97.05
$109.09
$97.54 $109.64
4 inches
$164.20
$184.51
$165.03
$185.44
$165.86
$186.37
$166.69 $187.31
6 inches
$341.33
$383.74
$343.04
$385.66
$344.76
$387.59
$346.49 $389.53
8 inches
$491.20
$552.31
$493.66
$555.08
$496.13
$557.86
$498.62 $560.66
Greater than 8 inches
$790.95
$889.46
$795.48
$894.33
$795.84
$895.21
$796.04 $895.41

Service charges recover the costs of meter reading, meter maintenance, billing for water and sewer and some associated indirect costs performed by other city departments such as personnel, finance and treasury (for printing of the bills and cashiering, etc) as they support these specific functions.

**Effective for all bills issued on or after 8/1/16.


For information on Engineering Development Fees (frontage charges, capital facility fees, meter and service charges, and other charges) please review Section 14 of the Public Works Reference Guide for Development.