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Billing Rates 2017-11-07T13:34:18+00:00

Water and Sewer Rates

Water rates have not been changed since September 15, 1992 and wastewater rates have not been modified since June 1, 2009
Monthly UsageWater
(rate per 1,000 gallons)
Sewer
(rate per 1,000 gallons)
First 10,000 gallons$1.61$6.67
Next 40,000 gallons$1.34$5.97
Next 250,000 gallons$1.11$4.77
Next 700,000 gallons$1.03$3.63
Over 1,000,000 gallons$0.88$2.81
Monthly charge per bill$0.74$4.42

Monthly Meter Rates

Water Meter SizeMonthly Meter ChargeMonthly Fire Protection Charge
5/8" or 3/4"$2.64$1.65
1"$3.68$4.22
1.5"$4.41$9.50
2"$7.35$16.90
3"$29.41$38.02
4"$36.76$67.58
6"$55.87$152.06
8"$77.93$270.34
10"$107.33$422.40

Wholesale Rates

Wholesale rates have not changed since May 12, 1994.
Eastern Bartholomew Water Corp. contract rate: $1.547 per 1,000 Gallons
Monthly Wholesale: $0.843 per 1,000 Gallons
Unmetered Residential Sewer: $35.37 per household per month.
Annual Hydrant Charge $289.65 per hydrant

Annual Fire Line Charge

Fire Line SizeMonthly Charge
2" Line$2.45
3" Line$6.00
4" Line$10.91
6" Line$24.14
8" Line$43.01
10" Line$66.90
12" Line$96.33

Extra Strength Surcharge

 Per Pound
Suspended Solids > 250 mg/l$0.080
Biochemical Oxygen Demand > 250 mg/l$0.187
Phosphorus > 6 mg/l$0.933
Ammonia Nitrogen > 18 mg/l$1.450

Other Fees and Charges

Trash
For information on trash fees visit:
www.columbus.in.gov/public-works/sanitation-and-trash/

Penalties
Penalty Charges per City Ordinance
If your bill is past due, the day after the due date the following will be assessed:

  • Water balance – 10% of first $3.00 + 3% over $3.00 of total past due water charge
  • Sewer balance – 10% of total past due sewer charge
  • Trash balance – 10% of total past due trash charge

Other Fees
Returned Checks/ACH Fee – $30.00
Temporary On/Off Fee – $30.00
Non-Payment Fee – $40.00
After Hours (5:00 pm) Service Request Fee – $85.00

Deposits
Residential Sewer Deposit – $75.00
Residential Water Deposit – $30.00