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Rates listed below are effective as of July 1, 2016.

Water and sewer rate structure modifications were recently adopted by City Council Resolution.  Learn more...

  WATER
 

 
City water meters measure using cubic feet.  A typical home uses a 3/4" meter.  Monthly base water charge for metered accounts are according to meter size plus charge for all water use.  Base rates listed below are based on a 30 day billing cycle.  Click here for details about utility billing cycle. (100 cubic feet = 748 gallons) 

  Inside City       
 

METER SIZE 

BASE RATE 

 

+ ALL WATER USE 

   3/4" Meter $22.46    $1.86 100 cu.ft. 
   1" Meter $25.84    $1.86 100 cu.ft. 
   Link to more meter sizes    
         
  Outside City       
 

METER SIZE

BASE RATE 

 

+ ALL WATER USE 

   3/4" Meter  $33.69     $2.79 100 cu.ft.   
   1" Meter  $38.76    $2.79 100 cu.ft. 
   Link to more meter sizes      
         
  SEWER
 

 
Monthly sewer charges for all customers include a base charge to make sewer service available to all; plus a volume charge based on Winter Quarter Average (WQA).  WQA is the average water consumption in the billing periods December, January and February of each year.  Using winter months helps to exclude outdoor water use.  Base rates listed below are based on a 30 day billing cycle.   

 

SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL

RATE

 

+ VOLUME CHARGE 

  Base Charge  $33.49    $3.51 Per 100 cu ft of WQA
         
 

MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL 

RATE 

 

+ VOLUME CHARGE 

  Base Charge per Unit $13.23 per unit   $3.51 Per 100 cu ft of WQA 
         
  Winter Quarter Average (WQA) Appeal Process      
         
  STORMWATER
         
 

Single Family Residential 

$5.15 per ERU* 

   
  *The monthly stormwater service charge is based on impervious surface coverage per Equivalent Residential Unit (ERU). Impervious surface coverage is defined by the City of Bend as: A hard surface area that either prevents or retards the entry of water into the soil mantle.

Common impervious surfaces include: building roofs, walkways, patios, driveways, parking lots, concrete or asphalt paving, gravel roads, and packed earthen materials. One ERU is equivalent to 3,800 square feet of impervious surface coverage, which is the average amount of impervious surface for a single family residence in Bend. 

 


 
   QUICK LINKS

 

Important Links

Outdoor Watering Requirements
Water and Sewer Improvement Projects 
Annual Water Quality Report

Water Conservation Program 
Stormwater Program 
Water Reclamation Facility (Sewer Treatment)


Call Before You Dig - Utility Notification Center (Dial 811) 

 

Contact Us

Leaks/Broken Lines: 
(541) 317-3000 (24hrs)

Utility Billing:
(541) 388-5515
9:30 - 5:00 (Closed 12:30-1:30)

Utility Service Line Inquiries:
(541) 388-5528 - Building Permits

Billing Email:
Email - Allow two days for reply