2016 Schedule of Sewer Rates
Effective Jan. 1, 2016

This schedule applies to all Evansville Water and Sewer Utility customers – residential, commercial, industrial and public authority – and supersedes previous schedules issued. Any owner of a lot, parcel of real estate or building that is connected with or uses the City's sewage works or is served by the City's sewage works, is charged rates and fees according to the schedule outlined here.

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The monthly service charge is based on meter size.

Meter Size  5/8 inch  1 inch  1 1/2 inch  2 inch  3 inch  4 inch  6 inch  8 inch  10 inch 
Inside City  $8.40


Outside City  $11.30

These charges are based on the quantity of water used on or in the property or premises. Customers are charged two rates per 1,000 gallons – a rate for cost of services and a rate for the City's consent decree with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA consent decree rate is effective January 1, 2014, and is related to a federal mandate that the City of Evansville comply with the Clean Water Act. The charges are determined using the following rates schedule.

Customer Type  Cost of service rate
(per 1,000 gallons) 
EPA consent decree rate
(per 1,000 gallons) 
 Residential and Commercial    
 Inside City $7.32 $2.01
 Outside City $9.88 $2.70
 Public Authority*    
 Inside City $4.37
Outside City  $5.90 $2.57
Inside city $4.20
Outside City
(up to 3,000,000 gallons)
$5.67 $2.62
Outside City
(more than 3,000,000 gallons)
$4.80 $2.22

*Effective Jan. 1, 2013, the Town of Darmstadt receives a 30% reduction from the Outside City Public Authority rates.

The following monthly rates apply to any lot, parcel of real estate, or building connected with, using, served by or benefiting from the City's sanitary service but not served by the City's waterworks.

 Unmetered User
(assumes 8,000 gallons/month)
Inside City $83.04
Outside City  $112.02

Unmetered User - Reduced Rate
(assumes 4,000 gallons/month) 
Inside City $45.72
Outside City  $61.66

Wastewater surcharges are applied to contributed wastewater strengths in excess of 200 mg/liter biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) or 200 mg/liter suspended solids (SS) as follows.

 Biochemical oxygen demand (BOD)
Inside City $0.37
Outside City  $0.50
(Per pound in excess of 200 mg/liter)
Suspended solids (SS)
Inside City $0.47
Outside City  $0.64
(Per pound in excess of 200 mg/liter)


The Utility charges approved waste haulers for the handling of waste delivered to the City’s plant. EWSU will bill the approved hauler’s account based on the size of each load.

Domestic Bulk Waste
0-1,000 gallons
1,001-2,000 gallons
 2,001-3,000 gallons
 3,001-4,000 gallons
Fats, Oils and Grease Waste
0-1,000 gallons
1,001-2,000 gallons
2,001-3,000 gallons
 3,001-4,000 gallons


A tap-in charge applies to customers who do either of the following:

  • Tap in to the sewer system that is either publicly or privately owned and that is either a part of the City sewer system or directly, indirectly or eventually extends to or flows into the City sewer system; or
  • Add an improvement to an existing structure to which plumbing of any sort is extended. The connection charges are referenced in City Code Section 13.05.290.

Bills for sewer and trash and recycling service not paid before the stated due date are subject to a late payment fee of 10%.

Updated: Dec. 31, 2015. Pursuant to City Ordinance No. F - 2013-14.

Past rates and fees: 2015, 2014, 2013

Last updated: 5/17/2016 9:23:40 AM