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UTILITY RATES

Water & Sewer Charges - Effective February 1, 2014

Water and sewer charges are based on the amount of water used each month, measured by a meter on the residence or business.

Rates are based on a combination of minimum charges (which are assessed according to meter size), plus charges for additional water and sewer used beyond the minimum.

Most residential accounts are serviced by a 3/4" meter, which corresponds to the the minimum monthly usage of 3,000 gallons per month.

Minimum monthly water and sewer charges according to meter size:

 

Meter Size Minimum Usage Minimum Water Charge Minimum Sewer Charge
3/4" 3,000 gallons $9.15 $13.53
1" 6,000 gallons $18.30 $27.06
1 1/2" 10,000 gallons $30.50 $45.10
2" 20,000 gallons $61.00 $90.20
3" 45,000 gallons $137.25 $202.95
4" 80,000 gallons $244.00 $360.80
6" 180,000 gallons $549.00 $811.80
8" 240,000 gallons $732.00 $1,082.40

Water usage beyond the minimum is charged at $2.78 per thousand gallons.

Sewer usage beyond the minimum is charged at $4.51 per thousand gallons.
 

 

BILLING EXAMPLE

Assume that a residential customer uses 6,500 gallons per month. The sewer and water charges would be determined as follows:

Water

  • Subtract the minimum monthly use from the total usage:
    6,500 gallons - 3,000 gallons = 3,500 gallons

  • The first 3,000 gallons are charged at the minimum charge rate of $9.15. 
    The usage beyond the minimum (3,500 gallons) is charged at $2.78 per thousand gallons:
    First 3,000 gallons = $8.91
    Remaining 3,500 gallons/1,000 = 3.5 * $2.78 = $9.73

  • Water total:
    $8.91 + $9.73 = $18.64

Sewer

  • Subtract the minimum monthly use from the total usage:
    6,500 gallons - 3,000 gallons = 3,500 gallons

  • The first 3,000 gallons are charged at the minimum charge rate of $13.53. 
    The usage beyond the minimum (3,500 gallons) is charged at $4.51 per thousand gallons:
    First 3,000 gallons = $13.53
    Remaining 3,500 gallons/1,000 = 3.5 * $4.51 = $15.79

  • Sewer total:
    $13.05 + $15.79 = $28.84

Total water and sewer bill for the month:

Sewer = $28.84
Water = $18.64
Total = $47.48


Trash Charges

The current trash cost is $11.65 per month for curbside service and $6.65 per month for dumpster service.  The appropriate trash charge will be added to the monthly water and sewer bill.

Utility Billing
City of Fairfield

5350 Pleasant Avenue
Municipal Building Room 113
Fairfield, OH 45014
(513) 867-5370 (phone)
(513) 867-5329 (fax) utility_billing@fairfield-city.org

Public Utilities
City of Fairfield

5350 Pleasant Avenue
Fairfield OH 45014
(513) 867-5375 (phone)
(513) 867-5329 (fax)
public_utilities@fairfield-city.org