Rates & Fees

Affordability


MWRD strives to keep our charges for water and wastewater under the federal EPA guidelines of 4% of federal low income levels.

Fairness


MWRD recently installed new meters for our entire 26,000+ customers. The new meters are more accurate in measuring water flow, therefore ensuring that each customer pays for the correct amount of water consumed and wastewater treated.

Service Charges


MWRD maintains 441 miles of water distribution lines and 650 miles of wastewater collections lines for its customers. We charge a fixed minimum fee based on meter size to cover a portion of the costs for facilities and infrastructure necessary to provide drinking water to and collect wastewater from our customers.

Rate Schedule and Sample Bill Amounts


Water and Wastewater Connection Fees


Basic connection fees remained unchanged at $1,200 and $2,550 per single family unit, respectively. Our latest Cost of Service Study calculated suggested water and wastewater connection fees of $1,700 and $3,300, respectively.

Wastewater Special Assessment Districts


MWRD has extended wastewater collection systems in several areas of the city in anticipation of growth. To recoup the costs of the expansions, MWRD charges a sewer SAD fee in addition to the standard connection fees. See the attached map and chart for assessment districts and related fees.