Rate Schedule

If you wish to discuss the particulars of your water or sewer rates, please give our customer service department a call at 419-354-9090, option 2.

 The District's operations are supported by the rates that users pay for water and sewer services.  There will be an increase to operation and maintenance rates as of January 1, 2017.  The board approved a $2.55 per 1000 cubic foot increase for water and $4.80 for sewer accounts (there are 7.48 gallons/water in one cubic foot).  This adjustment is in addition to any increases from treatment providers (municipalities that supply your water or sewer treatment service) and represents general increases to the District’s rates.  Each customer's actual increase depends on the specific requirements of the area he or she lives in within the District’s service area.  More information is available by clicking the links below.  

2017 Rate Resolution (PDF)
2017 Rate Explanation (PDF)

2017 Bill Examples (PDF)
2017 Budgeted Revenues & Expenses pie charts (PDF)

Treatment Provider Rates

The following links provide information for treatment charges that appear on bills. These are fees charged by entities other than Northwestern Water & Sewer District for water and sewer treatment, and they vary depending on the muncipality that provides the service. 

2017 Treatment Provider Rates (PDF)
City of Toledo Water & Sewer Rate Ordinance (PDF)

General background information

The following links provide perspectives on the factors influencing water and sewer rates at the national/regional level.

Price of Water 2015: Up 6 Percent in 30 Major U.S. Cities; 41 Percent Rise Since 2010. Brett Walton, CircleofBlue.org, April 24, 2015.

The Future Starts Now: setting rates helps systems today and tomorrow.  Carle E. Brown, On Tap Magazine, Winter 2007.  (PDF)