Rates

Water

Current Water Rates

ResidentialSchedule A Schedule B
Inside City LimitsOutside City Limits
Customer Charge (minimum bill)$11.75$17.25
Commodity Charge (per 1,000 gallons)
0 - 5,000 Gallons $3.10$4.10
All over 5,000 Gallons$3.60$4.70
Multi_Unit Charge*$4.40$4.50
Commercial
Customer Charge (Minimum Bill)$16.25$22.00
Commodity Charge (per 1,000 Gallons)
0 - 5,000 Gallons$3.15$4.15
All over 5,000 Gallons $3.50$4.55
Multi-Unit Charge*$6.05$6.25
Industrial
Customer Charge (Minimum Bill)$76.15$76.15
Commodity Charge (per 1,000 Gallons)
0 - 5,000 Gallons$3.15$4.15
All over 5,000 Gallons $3.50$4.55
Sales for Resale**$3.03

*Multi-Unit Charge: A Multi-Unit Charge applies for each unit of a multiple unit dwelling or commercial complex purchasing water through a master water meter.

**Sales for Resale: Potable water being sold by a state approved waterworks system to persons that are not customers of Columbia Water System and the waterworks system has a written contract with Columbia Water System.

Amortization Charge: An additional charge of $.05 per 1,000 gallons of water used is applicable to the above rates to defray the City of Columbia’s share of the water supply benefits provided by Tennessee Duck River Development Agency.

Late Charge: A late payment charge of 10% shall be added to each customer’s bill for the amount of the bill unpaid after the bill due date specified on the bill.

Private Fire Protection (Unmetered)Schedule C
Customer Charge (minimum bill)$7.66
Commodity Charge (per sprinkler head)$.06
Fire Hydrant$9.19
Connection ChargeActual Cost

This rate is applicable to all consumers requiring private fire protection water service on unmetered mains in areas where Columbia Water System has adequate main capacity to meet consumers’ demand for water.

Service under this rate is subject to Columbia Water System’s Schedule of Rules and Regulations.

Late Charge: A late payment charge of 10% shall be added to each customer’s bill for the amount of the bill unpaid after the bill due date specified on the bill.

Public Fire Protection (Unmetered)Schedule D

All fire hydrants installed for the City of Columbia after January 1, 1989 shall be purchased and installed by Columbia Water System. The City of Columbia shall reimburse Columbia Water System the average cost for the materials, labor, transportation, design, and engineering and shall make said reimbursement in 60 equal payments at no interest.

Late Charge: A late payment charge of 10% shall be added to each customer’s bill for the amount of the bill unpaid after the bill due date specified on the bill.

New Water Service Fees

Are you building a new home or business and need a connection to CPWS’ dependable water system? Find out about the new water service request process and see New Water Service Developer Fees (PDF).

Electric

Residential Electric Rate

Customer Charge per month $18.14
Energy Charge per kWh per month $.10750 (10.750 cents)

Business Electric Rate

Find out the current business rate and see the full rate schedule.