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Schedule of Rates and Charges


For use of and service rendered by the waterworks system of the City, based on the use of water supplied by said waterworks system:

Schedule of Water Rates and Charges - Part A

*Ordinance #2000-59 contains the current water rates

    Consumption (Per Month)

Metered Rates (Per Month, Per 1,000 Gallons)

First                5,000    gallons per month


Next              15,000    gallons per month


Next              50,000    gallons per month


Next            100,000    gallons per month


Next            400,000    gallons per month


Next            500,000    gallons per month


Over         1,070,000    gallons per month



Schedule of Water Rates and Charges - Part B

*Each user shall pay a minimum charge in accordance with the applicable size of meter installed, for which the user will be entitled to the quantity of water set out in the above schedule of rates

Size of Meter (Inches)

Minimum Gallonage

           Minimum Charge

5/8 or 3/4






1 1/2






















Schedule of Water Rates and Charges - Part C

Other Public Facilities (Each Per Annum)

Fire Station




Municipal Swimming Pools



Schedule of Water Rates and Charges - Part D

Fire Hydrants (Per Hydrant - Per Annum)


Private Hydrants



Schedule of Water Rates and Charges - Part E

Private Fire Protection (Sprinklers - Per Annum)

1 1/2" line


2" line


2 1/2" line


3" line


4" line


6" line


8" line


10" line


12" line



Schedule of Water Rates and Charges - Part F

Fire Protection Fee

All Water utility customers served water within city limits will pay a Fire Protection Fee based on meter size. See City Ordinances (2007) for more detail

All Water utility customers served water outside the city limits and located within 1,000' of a public fire hydrant in service



Schedule of Water Rates and Charges - Part G

Temporary Users

Water furnished to temporary users such as contractors, circuses, etc., shall be charged on the basis of the metered gallon rates hereinbefore set forth as estimated by the Waterworks Superintendent


Schedule of Water Rates and Charges - Part H

Tapping Fees

Each user, at the time he is connected with the waterworks system, shall pay a charge to cover the costs of tapping the main, furnishing and laying service pipe, corporation and stop cocks, service and meter box and installing a meter. The Charge for a 5/8 or 3/4 inch meter tap shall be $600.00. The charge for a tap larger than 5/8 or 3/4 inch meter will be the cost of labor and materials, but not less than $600.00.

Schedule of Water Rates and Charges - Part I

Reconnection Charge

To Establish New Service Connection


To Re-Establish Service


When the service is turned off for non-payment of bill, or whenever for any reason beyond the control of the waterworks a re- establishment of services is required by any one customer, the charge will be made by the waterworks to cover the cost of discontinuance and re-establishment of service. The charge, together with any arrears due the waterworks, shall be paid by the customer before service will be re-established.


Schedule of Water Rates and Charges - Part J

Customer Meter Deposit 

Tenant or purchaser of property on contract


Commercial Customer  


Said deposit shall be made by the customer making application for the respective service, and who shall be responsible for the monthly billings. Said respective deposits, less the amount of any current and/or delinquent bills owing, shall be refunded to said customer at such time as said customer requests disconnection or termination of the respective service.


Schedule of Water Rates and Charges - Part K
Bad Check Charge
Insufficient Funds or non-existent bank account charge                                                                               $12.00

Schedule of Water Rates and Charges - Part L

Collection and Deferred Payment Charges

All bills for service not paid within fifteen days from the bill date thereof, as stated in such bills, shall be subject to the collection or deferred payment charge of 10% on the first $3.00 and 3% on the excess over $3.00.

Current Waste Water Rates

Minimum Monthly Billing Charge


Use Charge

$7.39 per 1,000 gallons

Flat Rate Unmetered Residential Sewage Bill

$86.84 per month (Based on 11,000 gal per month)

Flat Rate Unmetered Commercial Sewage Bill

$205.08 per month (Based on 27,000 gal per month)


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    P.O. Box 1688
    20 N 6th Street
    Lafayette, IN 47902

    Phone: 765-807-1100
    After Hours Emergency: 765-807-1700


    Billing Office Hours
    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Telephone Assistance Hours
    Monday - Friday
    7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    24-Hour Drop Box Available