Water Rates

Rates updated on January 1, 2021

The monthly water bill is comprised of two parts, a flat customer service charge that is based upon your location and the size of your water meter, and a commodity use fee that is calculated based upon the amount of water that you consume in a month.

Monthly Customer Service Charge

Meter Size
Rate (inside City Limits) 
 Rate (Outside City Limits)
3/4" or less
1 1/4"
1 1/2"

Monthly Commodity Use Rate (per 1,000 gallons)

Applicable for all residential and non-residential uses, including combined residential and commercial uses. Consumption is in gallons, and dollar charges are per 1,000 gallons.

  • Inside City Limits: $1.95
  • Outside City Limits: $3.90

Special Use

There shall be a combined charge of the minimum monthly customer service charge based upon the size of the water meter for connection and disconnection of the meter to allow withdrawal of special use water from a hydrant in addition to the water metered and consumed.

Applicable for any non-polluting, i.e. not in violation of governmental laws or regulations, non-domestic use of water by a residential or commercial water customer. Special water uses include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Irrigating lawns or gardens
  • Washing personal vehicles
  • Cooling water for air conditioners
  • General outdoor cleanup
  • Watering livestock

Special use water is separately metered and separately billed from the normal water usage. Special water usage is exempt from sewer charges.

Customer must make application for this service. The minimum monthly charge to any customer shall be based on the size of the meter and the customer's location, whether inside or outside the city, as shown on the preceding table.

More Information

Please visit the Water Department section of this website for more information about the City of Wayne's water utility.