Customers With and Without Water Meters

With and Without Water Meters

If your home has a water meter:

Bills are based on your water usage during the Winter Quarter (WQ), as measured in cubic feet of water (listed on your bill as CCF).

This water meter reading most closely reflects the amount of water used inside the house and is not affected by activities such as watering your lawn, washing a car, or filling a swimming pool. A CCF is equal to about 750 gallons of water, which is enough water to run a dishwasher about 50 times.

Rates for Metered Residential Customers

Unit of Measurement Rate
Base Charge $26.35 / month
Metered Volume $4.87 / hundred cubic feet (CCF)

If your home does NOT have a water meter:

Bills are based on the number of rooms, baths and toilets in your residence.

Basis of Rates for Non-Metered Customers

Estimated Water Usage
in Gallons / Day
Estimated Water Usage in
100s of cubic feet per month
Each room 14.5 0.5900
Each water closet (toilet) 54.2 2.2053
Each bath or shower 45.2 1.8391
Frontage foot n/a* n/a*

*A parcel’s street frontage, measured in feet, is used by water utilities to estimate the amount of water used for lawn irrigation. However, MSD does not charge for water that is not returned to the sewer system.

Rates for Unmetered Residential Customers

Unit of Measurement Rate
Base charge $26.35/mo.
Unmetered Volume
Rooms
Water Closets
Baths/Showers
$2.89ea./mo.
$10.72/ea./mo.
$8.93/ea./mo.