Rates & Fees

Rates & Fees

Cleveland Water’s rates allow us to make the necessary improvements to guarantee a reliable supply of safe, great-tasting water. Cleveland Water’s rates support critical investments throughout our service area. These improvements include modernizing our water treatment plants and funding major capital improvement projects, which preserve and sustain our buried infrastructure.

Our rates have two components:

1. Quarterly fixed-cost recovery charge

This charge is based on the size of the water meter at your home or business. Most residential customers will have a meter between 5/8th’s of an inch and 1 inch.

Meter Size 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
5/8" to 1" $27 $27 $27 $27 $27.60
1 1/2" to 2" $53 $53 $53 $53 $54.15
3" to 4" $180 $180 $180 $180 $184.05
6" $320 $320 $320 $320 $327.15
8" $480 $480 $480 $480 $490.65
10" $610 $610 $610 $610 $623.55
12" $730 $730 $730 $730 $746.25

 

2. Consumption Charge

This charge is based on the amount of water you use. The rate for usage is determined by the distance and elevation of your home and business from Lake Erie.

1 MCF = 7,480 Gallons of Water

Determine Your Water Rate Zone

Consumption Charges (per MCF) 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
City of Cleveland
0.0 - 0.6 MCF $19.26 $19.26 $19.26 $20.57 $21.85
Additional MCF $32.74 $32.74 $32.74 $34.97 $37.14
Low / 1st High
0.0 - 0.6 MCF $25.04 $25.04 $25.04 $26.74 $28.41
Additional MCF $42.56 $42.56 $42.56 $45.45 $48.28
2nd High
0.0 - 0.6 MCF  $30.82 $30.82 $30.82 $32.92 $34.96
Additional MCF $52.39 $52.39 $52.39 $55.95 $59.44
3rd High
0.0 - 0.6 MCF $35.63 $35.63 $35.63 $38.05 $40.42
Additional MCF $60.57 $60.57 $60.57 $64.69 $68.72

Discount Programs

Cleveland Water offers two discount programs to assist low-income residents with water charges.

     1. The Homestead Program offers a lower fixed charge and consumption rate. For more details on the Homestead Program and eligibility requirements, click here.

Homestead Fixed Charge 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
All Meter Sizes $17.00 $17.00 $17.00 $17.00 $17.40
Homestead Consumption Charges (per MCF) 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
City of Cleveland
All MCF $12.52 $12.52 $12.52 $13.37 $14.20
Low / 1st High
All MCF $16.27 $16.27 $16.27 $17.38 $18.46
2nd High
All MCF $20.03 $20.03 $20.03 $21.39 $22.72
3rd High
All MCF $23.16 $23.16 $23.16 $24.74 $26.27

2. The Affordability Program offers a 40% discount on all standard water charges. For more details on the Affordability Program and eligibility requirements, click here.

Cleveland Water charges various rates and fees for services. For a complete list of other rates and fees, click here.