Water Rates – Effective 7/1/19
Warren County Water District water customers are billed monthly for water use based on a system of rates and charges designed to recover the actual cost of bringing water to homes and businesses.
Your water bill is calculated based on three items:
- Minimum use charge
- Volume charge
- Applicable taxes
A minimum use charge is applied even if you use no water during the month because there are a number of costs associated with ensuring your access to service. These costs include system maintenance, meter reading, water testing and more. The minimum use charge is designed to cover these costs while also allowing a specified amount of water use. Minimum charges vary depending upon the meter size serving the property. For example:
(includes 2,000 gallons per month)
(includes 15,000 gallons per month)
(includes 50,000 gallons per month)
A volume charge is applied when you use water over the amount included in the minimum use charge. The gallons shown in the schedule below are offset by volumes included in the minimum bill; volume rates are the same, regardless of meter size. They are as follows:
$4.13 per 1,000 gallons
$3.46 per 1,000 gallons
$3.01 per 1,000 gallons
$2.67 per 1,000 gallons
Applicable taxes are added to your bill depending on the type of service provided. A utility tax of 3 percent is added to all customer bills in Warren County. Non-residential customers are also subject to a 6 percent state sales tax unless they submit a tax exemption form to Warren Water.
In addition to the Warren County Water District water and sewer charges that appear on your bill, you will find fees for recycling and storm water services provided by other agencies. As a service to the county, Warren Water acts as the billing agent for Southern Recycling and Plum Springs Warren County Storm Water Sewer Agency. These two entities use Warren Water’s existing billing system to reduce the amount of separate bills mailed to county residents. While we serve as a billing agent for these services, all questions related to each service should be directed to the appropriate agency. Recycling service questions should be directed to Southern Recycling at (270) 781-3265. Questions regarding storm water fees, whether residential or non-residential, should be directed to the Storm Water Sewer Agency at (270) 843-5363.
Southern Recycling Charge:
Storm Water Sewer Agency Charge: