Water & Sewer Rates

St. Charles City & County Water & Sewer Rates


In May 2010 the City Council approved Ordinance 10-110 establishing effective date for Water and Sewer Rates. The established rates enabled the City to bond for a series of improvements to the sewer and water systems.

The 1st round of rate increases went into effect on July 1, 2010. The 2nd round of rate increases went into effect on January 1, 2011; subsequent rounds of rate increases followed annually on January 1, 2012; January 1, 2013; January 1, 2014; and January 1, 2015.

Debt service payments for the COP Bond Projects are proposed to be paid off over a period of 20 years (Water Projects) and 30 years (Sewer Projects). Future rate increases may be required in order to finance on-going maintenance activities and construct new capital improvement projects necessary for operational purposes and retain compliance with regulatory agency (MODNR/EPA) permit standards. 

In August 2010, the City Council approved $95,000,000 in Certificate of Participation (COP) bonding (Ordinance 10-170). The COP bonds paid the cost of constructing, renovating and improving the City’s waterworks and sewerage systems.

In November 2015 the City Council established Water and Sewer Rates for the 5 year period – January 1, 2016 through January 1, 2020. Although Public Works and Finance reviews Water and Sewer operating and CIP budgets annually, the next formal rate study will not occur until 2019/2020 timeframe. 

Both City and County water and sewer bills are mailed every 2 months. If you have questions concerning your water and sewer service or bill, please contact the Collections Office at 636-949-3212.


Water & Sewer Rate Flyer
      

City Rates


 
City Water
January 1, 2016
January 1,
2017
January 1,
2018
January 1,
2019
January 1,
2020
City Resident
Bi-Monthly Charge
      $5.20       $5.56       $5.95       $6.07       $6.07
City Resident rate per
1,000 gallons
      $3.40       $3.64       $3.89       $3.97       $3.97
 
City Sanitary Sewer  January 1,
2016
January 1,
2017
January 1,
2018
January 1,
2019
January 1,
2020
City Resident
Bi-Monthly Charge
      $5.68       $6.13       $6.56       $7.02       $7.23
City Resident rate per
1,000 gallons
      $5.05       $5.45       $5.84       $6.25       $6.43

County Rates


County Water  January 1,
2016
January 1,
2017
January 1,
2018
January 1,
2019
January 1,
2020
County Resident
Bi-Monthly Charge
      $6.24       $6.68       $7.14       $7.29       $7.29
County Resident rate per 
1,000 gallons
      $5.54       $5.93       $6.35       $6.47       $6.47

County Sanitary Sewer  January 1,
2016
January 1,
2017
January 1,
2018
January 1,
2019
January 1,
2020
County Resident
Bi-Monthly Charge
      $6.81       $7.35       $7.87       $8.42       $8.67
County Resident rate per
1,000 gallons
      $7.88       $8.51       $9.10       $9.74       $10.03