Water/Sewer Rates

Structure

Stafford County has separate rate structures for residential, non-residential, and multi-family customers.
  • Bills for non-residential customers are calculated using a flat rate, with no cap on sewer.
  • Residential water bills are calculated using an inclining block rate structure to encourage water conservation. This means that the more water that is used in a particular month, the higher the unit price. Please use water wisely.
    • Stafford County recognizes that higher water usage by residents during the summer months is usually due to outside activities – watering lawns, washing cars, filling pools, etc. For this reason, residential sewer usage is capped at 120% of the winter average.

Current Water & Sewer Rates  

Rates effective June 1, 2024. The monthly bill includes service and demand charges in addition to the cost for consumption. The unit cost is per thousand gallons.

WATER & SEWER RATES
Effective June 1, 2024
Residential and Non-Residential Water Consumption
(per thousand gallons)

Residential:

Water

Sewer

0 – 2

$3.22

$7.62

3 – 4

$4.48

per 1,000

5 – 8

$6.14

gallons for all

9 – 12

$12.33

usage up to

13 - 25

$15.63

non-seasonal

26 and over

$21.74

average + 20%

 

 

 

Non-Residential:

 

 

All Usage

$5.85

$7.62

Water Dependent Home-Based Business:

$14.60

$7.62

Irrigation, Bulk, Construction, and Hydrant Meters:

$21.13

N/A

Monthly Service & Demand Charge (per account):

$15.46

$19.32


Previous rates from June 1, 2023 - May 31, 2024. 

WATER & SEWER RATES
Effective June 1, 2023
Residential and Non-Residential Water Consumption
(per thousand gallons)

Residential:

Water

Sewer

0 – 2

$3.02

$7.16

3 – 4

$4.21

per 1,000

5 – 8

$5.76

gallons for all

9 – 12

$11.58

usage up to

13 - 25

$14.68

non-seasonal

26 and over

$20.42

average + 20%

 

 

 

Non-Residential:

 

 

All Usage

$5.48

$7.16

Water Dependent Home-Based Business:

$13.70

$7.16

Irrigation, Bulk, Construction, and Hydrant Meters:

$19.83

N/A

Monthly Service & Demand Charge (per account):

$14.52

$18.14