Rates and Fees
Based on a survey of similar water and wastewater agencies throughout the Southeast, the water and sewer rates that Columbus customers pay are among the lowest anywhere. Understanding the rate you are paying for your water and wastewater service is important. The information provided here includes the most current rate information available for home and businesses. If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The charge for sanitary sewer service (wastewater) which appears on the monthly water bill is based on the actual cost to CWW to collect and treat wastewater from your home or business. This cost is applied to 100% of the metered water consumption, with the exception of single family dwelling residential accounts, where the rate is not applied to anything greater than 15 CCF monthly. Separate lawn sprinkler meter usage is excluded from the wastewater fee, since this water is applied to the ground and does not go from the pipes in your home or business into the wastewater collection for treatment. [More]
The charge for Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO), which appears on the monthly water bill, is for the operation and maintenance of the Uptown Park and South Commons treatment facilities. [More]
Below are Water Tap Charges, Sewer Tap Charges and Sewer Availability Fees which apply to new connections. Information about these fees are listed below. [More]
In addition to the standard monthly charges for your water and wastewater service, there are other charges that may apply to specific requests or conditions. [More]
An important note regarding fees for garbage collection: [More]