Water Rates

There are hereby established these customer classes and rates for consumers of water within the City of Salem effective July 1, 2010.

Consumer Classes

  • Residential, generally characterized as serving single-family residential households regardless of the level of consumption
  • Small Commercial, a business entity that utilizes less than 75,000 gallons per month
  • Large Commercial, business entities both commercial or industrial using in excess of 75,000 gallons per month
  • Multi-Unit, those customers both residential and small commercial with more than one housing unit or business location served by a single meter

Water Base Service Fee

TypeJan 2020Jan 2021
Small Commercial$26.48$27.01
Large Commercial$54.53$55.62
Fire Service$26.48$27.01

Water Volume Rate Per 1000 Gallons Used

January 2020
January 2021
First 5,000 GPM$5.68$5.80
5,000 to 10,000 GPM$5.92$6.04
10,000 to 75,000 GPM$6.39$6.51
75,000 GPM to 1 Million$6.71$6.84
All Over 1 Million$3.98$4.06

GPM = Gallons Per Month

Water Non-User Fees

Non-User Fees are fees charged to customers if service is available to the property, whether or not they use this utility.

January 2020
January 2022
32% of 5,000 GPM Residential Rate$13.32$13.60