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Water & Sewer Utility Rates as of October 1, 2019

  1. Residential
  2. Commercial

Residential Water Rates

Type of Rate / Charge / FeeRate / Charge / Fee Amount
First 6,000 Gallons$3.05 per 1,000 gallons
7,000 to 15,000 Gallons$5.20 per 1,000 gallons
Over 15,000 Gallons$7.20 per 1,000 gallons
Customer Service ChargeBased on meter size (listed in "Monthly Fees" section)
O.H. Ivie Charge60 cents per 1,000 gallons


Residential Sewer Rates

Type of Rate / Charge / FeeRate / Charge / Fee Amount
First 10,000 Gallons$1.70 per 1,000 gallons
Over 10,000 GallonsNo charge
Customer Service Charge$12.50 minimum


Monthly Residential Fees

Type of FeeFee Amount
Environmental Fees$2.85 - Supports stormwater services ($1.05) and Solid Waste Environmental Program ($1.80)
Multiple Housing Units$2.85 for each additional living or business unit
Fire Line Sprinkler System$2.00 per inch in diameter of the service connection


Meter Size Charges (Per Month)

Meter Size (Inches)Fee Amount
5/8 or 3/4$15.25
1$23.00
1 1/4$42.75
2$71.00
3$134.00
4$201.25
6$373.75
8$606.75
10$818.25


How the Residential Tier System Works

Water charges are calculated by how much water (in gallons) you use, and is charged based on what tiers your water usage "passes through."

  • Example: If you use 4,000 gallons in one month, you are charged for those 4,000 gallons in Tier 1 at the $3.05 rate. 
  • Example: If you use 8,000 gallons in one month, you are charged for the first 6,000 gallons in Tier 1 at the $3.05 rate, plus the 2,000 gallons in Tier 2 at the $5.20 rate.
  • Example: If you use 16,000 gallons in one month, you are charged for the first 6,000 gallons in Tier 1 at the $3.05 rate, plus the 8,000 gallons in Tier 2 at the $5.20 rate, plus 2,000 gallons in Tier 3 at the $7.20 rate.

How the Residential Tier System Works

All Rates

View the City of Abilene Fee Schedule.