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 2021Jan 2024
Small Commercial$27.01$28.90
Large Commercial$55.62$59.51
Fire Service$27.01$28.90

Water Volume Rate Per 1000 Gallons Used

January 2021
January 2024
First 5,000 GPM$5.80$6.21
5,000 to 10,000 GPM$6.04$6.46
10,000 to 75,000 GPM$6.51$6.97
75,000 GPM to 1 Million$6.84$7.32
All Over 1 Million$4.06$4.34

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 2021
January 2024
32% of 5,000 GPM Residential Rate$13.60$14.55