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Water Rates

The following table provides a history of the water rate charged to Evanston residents since 1921. Water bills were sent out on  a quarterly basis until September of 1990 when the billing cycle was changed to bimonthly. The water rate is used to finance all aspects of the operation & maintenance, capital, and debt associated with the Evanston Water Utility.

 Effective Date

01.01.18

 Rate (CF = Cubic Feet)

Minimum Charge every two months based upon water meter size as follows:

5/8" & ¾"  $8.83

1"  $17.61

1 ½"  $32.97

2"  $51.92

3"  $91.43

4"  $146.46

6"  $258.28

8"  $437.23

The minimum service charge includes the first five hundred cubic feet (500 cu. ft.) of water consumed.

$2.47 per 100 cubic feet of usage over minimum.

01.01.17

Minimum Charge every two months based upon water meter size as follows:

5/8" & ¾" $8.25

1" $16.46

1 ½" $30.81

2" $48.52

3" $85.45

4" $136.88

6" $241.38

8" $408.63

The minimum service charge includes the first five hundred cubic feet (500 cu. ft.) of water consumed.

$2.31 per 100 cubic feet of usage over minimum.

 01.01.16

Minimum Charge every two months based upon water meter size as follows:

5/8" & ¾" $8.01

1" $16.00

1 ½" $29.94

2" $47.14

3" $83.03

4" $133.00

6" $234.55

8" $397.02

The minimum service charge includes the first five hundred cubic (500 cu. ft.) of water consumed.

$2.30 per 100 cubic feet of usage over minimum

 01.01.15

Minimum Charge every two months based upon water meter size as follows:

5/8” & ¾” $7.78
1” $15.53
1½” $29.07
2” $45.77
3” $80.61
4” $129.13
6” $227.72
8” $385.46

The minimum service charge includes the first five hundred cubic feet (500 cu. ft.) of water consumed.

$2.18 per 100 cubic feet of usage over minimum.

01.01.14

Minimum Charge every two months based upon water meter size as follows:

5/8” & ¾” $7.07
1” $14.12
1½” $26.43
2” $41.61
3” $73.28
4” $117.39
6” $207.02
8” $350.42

The minimum service charge includes the first five hundred cubic feet (500 cu. ft.) of water consumed.

$1.98 per 100 cubic feet of usage over minimum.

07.01.13 Minimum Charge every two months based upon water meter size as follows:

5/8” & ¾” $6.43
1” $12.84
1½” $24.03
2” $37.83
3” $66.62
4” $106.72
6” $188.20
8” $318.59

The minimum service charge includes the first five hundred cubic feet (500 cu. ft.) of water consumed.

$1.80 per 100 cubic feet of usage over minimum.

01.01.12

Minimum Charge every two months based upon water meter size as follows:

5/8” & ¾” $6.24
1” $12.47
1½” $23.33
2”$36.73
3” $64.68
4”$103.61
6” $182.72
8” $309.31

The minimum service charge includes the first five hundred cubic feet (500 cu. ft.) of water consumed.

$1.75 per 100 cubic feet of usage over minimum.

01.01.11

Minimum Charge every two months based upon water meter size as follows:

5/8” & ¾ $5.94
1”$11.88
1 ½” $22.22
2” $34.98
3” $61.60
4” $98.67
6” $174.02
8” $294.58

The minimum service charge includes the first five hundred cubic feet (500 cu. ft.) of water consumed.

$1.67 per 100 cubic feet of usage over minimum.

07.01.06 Minimum Charge every two months based upon water meter
size as follows:

5/8” & ¾”$5.40
1”$10.80
1 ½”$20.20
2”$31.80
3"$56.00
4"$89.70
6"$158.20
8"$267.80

The minimum service charge includes the first five hundred cubic (500 cu. ft.) of water consumed.

$1.52 per 100 cubic feet of usage over minimum.

03.01.98

Minimum Charge $10.92 includes first 700 CF used

$1.47/100 CF for all usage over 700 CF/bimonthly

03.01.97

Minimum Charge $10.08 includes first 700 CF used

$1.36/100 CF for all usage over 700 CF/bimonthly

03.01.94

Minimum Charge $9.80 includes first 700 CF used

$1.32/100 CF for all usage over 700 CF/bimonthly

06.01.91

Minimum Charge $8.40 includes first 700 CF used

$1.13/100 CF for all over 700 CF used/bimonthly

09.01.90

Minimum Charge $8.40 includes first 700 CF used

$0.94/100 CF for all over 700 CF used/bimonthly

06.01.88

Minimum Charge $12.00 includes first 1,000 CF

$0.94/100 CF for all over 1,000 CF used/quarterly

10.01.84

Minimum Charge $12.00 includes first 1,000 CF

$0.81/100 CF for all over 1,000 CF used/quarterly

04.01.83

Minimum Charge $12.00 includes first 1,000 CF

$0.75/100 CF for all over 1,000 CF used/quarterly

10.01.82

Minimum Charge $12.00 includes first 1,000 CF

$0.70/100 CF for the next 9,000 CF used/quarterly

$0.50/100 CF for all over 10,000 CF used/quarterly

01.01.80

Minimum Charge $9.00 includes first 1,000 CF

$0.50/100 CF for the next 9,000 CF used/quarterly

$0.37/100 CF for all over 10,000 CF used/quarterly

01.01.73

Minimum Charge $7.00 includes first 1,000 CF

$0.35/100 CF for the next 9,000 CF used/quarterly

$0.26/100 CF for all over 10,000 CF used/quarterly

04.01.63

Minimum Charge $6.00 includes first 1,000 CF

$0.27/100 CF for the next 9,000 CF used/quarterly

$0.20/100 CF for all over 10,000 CF used/quarterly

01.01.58

$0.21/100 CF for first 10,000 CF used/quarterly

$0.15/100 CF for over 10,000 CF used/quarterly

Minimum Charge $3.00

06.15.52

$0.21/100 CF for first 10,000 CF used/quarterly

$0.15/100 CF for the next 40,000 CF used/quarterly

$011/100 CF for over 50,000 CF used/quarterly

Minimum Charge $3.00

03.01.48

$0.18/100 CF for first 10,000 CF used/quarterly

$0.12/100 CF for the next 40,000 CF used/quarterly

$0.09/100 CF for over 50,000 CF used/quarterly

Minimum Charge $2.25

08.01.21

$0.12/100 CF for first 10,000 CF used/quarterly

$0.10/100 CF for the next 15,000 CF used/quarterly

$0.08/100 CF for the next 25,000 CF used/quarterly

$0.07/100 CF for over 50,000 CF used/quarterly

Service charge $0.75 per meter billed quarterly

 

 

Sewer Rates

The sewer service charge was first initiated in January of 1978. It was developed to provide funding for the operations of the Sewer Fund in addition to excess revenues from the Water Fund. With the inception of the Long Range Sewer Improvement Program and the high costs associated with that massive project, a formula was developed for the establishment of the sewer service charge in conjunction with the budget process each year. The Service Charge is now directly based on the expenses, transfers, use of fund balance and investment income as reflected in the budget.

Effective Date

Rate (CF = Cubic Feet)
 01.01.18

Minimum sewer charge every two months $18.30 includes first five hundred cubic feet (500 cu. ft.) of water usage.

$3.66 per 100 cubic feet of water usage over the minimum.

Tax exempt properties: $4.53 per 100 cubic feet in excess of 10,000 cu. ft. of water consumed in a billing cycle.

01.01.11

Minimum sewer charge every two months $19.70 includes first five hundred cubic feet (500 cu. ft.) of water usage.

$3.94 per 100 cubic feet of water usage over the minimum.

Tax exempt properties: $4.53 per 100 cubic feet in excess of 10,000 cu. Ft. of water consumed in a billing cycle.

03.01.04 $3.94 / 100 cubic feet of water used/bimonthly
03.01.02 $3.75 / 100 cubic feet of water used/bimonthly
03.01.01 $3.41 / 100 cubic feet of water used/bimonthly
03.01.00 $3.10 / 100 cubic feet of water used/bimonthly
03.01.99 $2.77 / 100 cubic feet of water used/bimonthly

03.01.98

$2.05 / 100 cubic feet of water used/bimonthly
03.01.97 $1.57 / 100 cubic feet of water used/bimonthly
03.01.96 $1.50 / 100 cubic feet for water used/bimonthly
03.01.94 $1.20 / 100 cubic feet of water used/bimonthly
03.01.93 $0.90 / 100 cubic feet of water used/bimonthly
09.01.90 $0.36 / 100 cubic feet of water used/bimonthly
02.01.81

$0.31 / 100 cu. ft. for first one million cu. ft. of water used/quarter

$0.27 / 100 cu. ft. for next million cu. ft. of water used/quarter

$0.22 / 100 cubic feet for each 100 cu. ft of water used in excess of 2 million cu. ft. per quarter

01.01.78

$0.23 / 100 cu. ft for first one million cu. ft of water used/quarter

$0.20 / 100 cu. ft. for next million cu. ft of water used/quarter

$0.16 / 100 cu. ft for each 100 cu. ft of water used in excess of 2 million cu. ft. per quarter