Water Rates and Fees

General Information
A $75 security deposit is required before utility service is connected. If a new resident has a good payment history with another utility company with which the new resident has had service for the past 12 months, the City will accept a letter of credit from that utility company. Water is billed at a usage rate of $7.79 per 1,000 gallons of usage within city limits. Outside city limits usage rate is $11.69 per 1,000 gallons of usage. Monthly meter service fees are based on meter size and does not include any water usage.
Service Fees  
All Customers
Security Deposit
$75
Connect Fee $25
Connect Fee After Hours $300
Termination Warning Notice Delivery $15
Re-connect Fee $45
Re-connect Fee after hours, weekends or holidays $300
Meter Inspection Request $25
Meter Relocation Fee $50
Meter Upgrade Fee* $450
Meter Removal Fee** $50
*The meter upgrade fee of $450 is charged when service has been off for 6 months or longer and the meter is substandard.

**The meter removal fee of $50 is charged when a meter is removed due to tampering by the customer.

Monthly Meter Service Fees (Updated 1/1/2022)

Size of Water Meter Within
City Limits
 Outside
City Limits
5/8" Meter $20.94 $31.41
1" Meter $23.19
$34.79
2" Meter $47.41 $71.12
3" Meter $96.77
$145.16
4" Meter $153.27 $229.91
6" Meter $305.82   
$458.73
8" Meter $521.14 $781.71

Water Meter - Tap Fees (Updated 1/1/2022)

Size of Water Meter Fee
5/8" Meter $1,373
1" Meter $2,283
2" Meter $3,572
3" and larger Meter Quoted by Utility Department

Water System Impact Fee (Updated 4/1/2020)

Size of Water Meter Fee 
(Out of City Fees are 200% of Listed Price)
5/8" Meter $2,704
1" Meter $6,504
2" Meter $20,813
3" Meter $45,528
4" Meter $80,650
6" Meter $169,104
8" Meter $208,128
Lake Forest Connection Fee $3,400