Current Water & Sewer Rates

  1. About Tiered water Rates
  2. Deposit & Disconnection Fees
  3. Bill Calculator (FY 2021)

Tiered rates are designed to reward customers who use less water by charging the lower rates for water used in the lower tiers. The more water a customer uses, usage moves into the higher tier(s) resulting in higher charges for water use. Sewer charges are billed at a flat rate for all customers. Learn more about our tiered rate structure.

Please note that for customers outside city limits, rates and service charges are doubled. Volume and service charges for certain customers served by Durham County’s Triangle Wastewater Treatment Plant may vary from this schedule. Call 919-560-1200 or e-mail CBSbilling for details if your bill is not calculated per the rates below.

Monthly Water Rates


Tier (per 100 cubic feet - ccf) FY 18
Rates
FY 19 Rates  FY 20 Rates  FY 21 Rates*
Tier 1 (0 - 2 ccf) $1.93 $1.95 $2.00  $2.03
Tier 2 (> 2 - 5 ccf) $2.91 $2.94 $3.01  $3.06
Tier 3 (> 5 - 8 ccf) $3.19 $3.22 $3.30  $3.35
Tier 4 (> 8 - 15 ccf) $4.16 $4.21 $4.31  $4.38
Tier 5 (> 15 ccf) $6.23 $6.30 $6.46  $6.56


Monthly Sewer Rates


Volume Charge Per 100 Cubic Feet

  • FY 17: $4.07
  • FY 18: $4.16
  • FY 19: $4.20
  • FY 20: $4.33
  • FY 21: $4.39

Fixed Rates


Size FY 2018  FY 2019  FY 2020  FY 2021*
4 or more persons in household $37.44  $37.80  $38.97  $40.06
3 persons in household $29.12  $29.40  $30.31  $31.16
1 or 2 persons in household $20.80  $21.00  $21.65  $22.26

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 8/1/20.
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Service Charges


Meter Size
FY 18
Water Service
Charge
FY 18
Sewer Service
Charge
FY 19
Water Service Charge
FY 19
Sewer Service Charge
FY 20
Water Service Charge
FY 20
Sewer Service Charge
FY 21 
Water Service Charge**
 FY 21
Sewer Service Charge**
5/8 inches
$7.15
$7.91
$7.32 $8.09 $7.51 $8.29 $7.81 $8.65
1 inches
$15.37
$17.11
$15.54 $17.29 $15.73 $17.49 $16.30 $18.18
1 ½ inches
$29.07
$32.43
$29.24 $32.61 $29.43 $32.81 $30.45 $34.05
2 inches
$45.51
$50.82
$45.68 $51.00 $45.87 $51.20 $47.43 $53.10 
3 inches
$98.03
$110.19
$98.53 $110.75 $99.03 $111.31  $99.53 $111.87 
4 inches
$167.53
$188.25
$168.37 $189.20 $169.22  $190.15  $170.07 $191.11
6 inches
$348.23
$391.48
$349.98 $393.44 $351.73 $395.41 $353.49  $397.39
8 inches
$501.12
$563.46
$503.63 $566.28 $506.15 $569.12 $508.69  $571.97 
Greater than 8 inches
$796.27
$890.63
$796.44 $890.81 $796.63 $891.01 $822.85 $923.05

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 8/1/20.


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.