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Water Rates

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  • Water usage is metered. Water rate charges are based on actual usage.
  • Sewer usage is not metered. Sewer rate charges are based on actual water usage. Fees increase with water usage.  Click here for sewer rates:   Sewer Rates
 
Current Rate Schedule: as of January 1, 2014
MONTHLY MINIMUM CHARGES
Size Metering Installation:  City Limits  Out of City 
  3/4" Residential $8.68 $17.36
            3/4" Commercial            $12.16            $24.32
1" Residential $16.08 $32.16
            1" Commercial            $18.49            $36.98
1 1/2" $34.32 $68.64
2" $51.82 $103.64
3" $123.82 $247.64
4" $207.27 $414.54
6" $414.54 $829.08
                    10"          $893.40        $1786.80
 
ADDITIONAL WATER RATES
Usage
City Limits 
Out of City 
First 2,000 gallons used
See Minimum Charges Table
Next 98,000 gallons used per 1,000 gallons
$2.60
$5.20
Over 100,000 gallons used per 1,000 gallons
$2.00
$4.00
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Water charges will equal the Minimum charge plus usage over 2,000 gallons as determined under usage table. In addition, sewage charges are also included in the water bill.
 
RATE INCREASES:  Excluding the monthly minimum rates, the fees set forth in Section 21.2 (a) shall change as outlined below beginning January 1, 2010, and shall continue to increase on the same day of year until December 31, 2014
 
 

1/1/2008

1/1/2009

1/1/2010

1/1/2011

1/1/2012

1/1/2013

First 2,000 gallons
0-2000 gallons

Minimum Charge

Minimum Charge

Minimum Charge

Minimum Charge

Minimum Charge

Minimum Charge

Next 28,000
2,000-30,000 gallons
(per 1,000 gallons)

$1.74

$1.77

$1.91

$2.06

$2.23

$2.41

Over 100,000 gallons
(per 1,000 gallons)

$1.02

$1.06

$1.31

$1.51

$1.71

$1.91

*NOTE - As above these rates are double for service outside the City limits
 
Below are listed the tapping fees charged by the City of Lake Charles Water Division for initial installation of water service. Total cost will be the tapping fee plus the meter fee.
 
TAP FEES

SIZE

CITY STREET

STATE HIGHWAY

3/4"

$425

$425

1"

$500

$500

1-1/2"

$930

$930

2"

$1,225

$1,225

4"

$1,580

$1,705

6"

$2,190

$2,760

8"

$2,450

$3,305

10"

$5,920

$8,385

12"

$6,500

$9,500

 
METER FEES

SIZE

STANDARD FEE

RATED GPM

3/4"

$70

$20

1"

$145

$50

1-1/2"

$250

$100

2"

$655

$160

3"

$4,270

$320

4"

$4,800

$450

6"

$5,540

$1,000

CAPACITY UTILIZATION FEE:  Effective January 1, 2007, a $150.00 one time non-recoverable flat fee will be charged per customer for the inital conncection to the water system.

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