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Water Sewer Rates

Water and Sewer Rates Voted on and approved by the Mayor and Chicago City Council of Chicago. 

 

Water

Effect.Date

% Increase

Water per 1,000 Cu.Ft.

Water per 1,000 Gallons

1/1/12

25%

$18.75

$2.51

1/1/13

15%

$21.56

$2.88

1/1/14

15%

$24.80

$3.31

1/1/15

15%

$28.52

$3.81


Sewer

Effect. Date

% of Water Bill

1/1/12

89%

1/1/13

92%

1/1/14

96%

1/1/15

100%


Historical Water Rates
  The water rates are for Chicago and Suburban customers.

Effect.Date

% Increase

Water per 1,000 Cu.Ft.

Water per 1,000 Gallons

1/1/10

14%

$15.00

$2.01

1/1/09

15%

$13.16

$1.76

1/1/08

15%

$11.44

$1.53

 

Effect. Date

Gross % Increase

Water per 1,000 Cu.Ft.

Water per 1,000 Gallons

Net per 1,000 Cu.Ft.

Net Per 1,000 Gallons

Rate Discount*

PCT % Increase N/A

1/1/07

0%

$9.95

$1.33

**

**

**

0%

1/1/06

0%

$9.95

$1.33

**

**

**

0%

1/1/05

3%

$9.95

$1.33

$9.71

$1.30

$0.24

3%

1/1/04

3%

$9.66

$1.29

$9.42

$1.26

$0.24

3%

1/1/03

4%

$9.38

$1.25

$9.16

$1.22

$0.23

4%

1/1/02

4%

$9.02

$1.20

$8.80

$1.17

$0.23

4%

* Reflects 2.5% Discount Rate for payment that was made within 21 days.
** The Discount Rate was eliminated January 1, 2006.

 Historical Sewer Rates
The Sewer service rate is added as a separate line item to the water bill for customers within the Chicago Service Area. The Sewer rate is a percentage of the gross water bill. The following reflects the Sewer service rate history.

Effect. Date

% of Water Bill

1/1/10

86%

1/1/09

85%

1/1/08

84%

1/1/07

83%

1/1/06

83%

1/1/05

83%

1/1/04

83%

1/1/03

83%

1/1/02

83%

1/1/01

83%

1/1/00

83%

1/1/96

81%

Supporting Information

Department Main Office

Water Management

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