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This schedule is available for water to Commercial customers outside the city limits, and within the former boundaries of dissolved Public Water Supply District No. 1 and No. 2, who use 500 ccf or less per month average during non-summer months (October through May).
Water Usage Rate is in addition to minimum monthly charges. Water usage is measured in hundred cubic feet (ccf). There are approximately 748 gallons per 1 ccf.
All water usage @ $3.01 per one hundred cubic feet (1 CCF) for water usage that does not exceed seventy percent of the customer's average monthly water use during the immediate preceding billing periods of January, February and March. All remaining CCF @ $4.52 per one hundred cubic feet (1 CCF). Exception: For water service metered separately for lawn irrigation, the summer rate will be assessed on all water consumption occurring during the summer as defined in section 27-16 of the city codes.
All water usage is $3.01 per one hundred cubic feet (1 CCF)
|Meter Size||Minimum Monthly Charge|
|5/8 inch and 3/4 inch||$9.60|
|1 1/2 inch||
The fire flow charge is an additional charge to cover the cost of providing water for public fire protection. The charge is based on meter size.
|Meter Size||Fire Flow Charge|
|5/8 inch and 3/4 inch||$1.79|
|1 1/2 inch||$2.75|
In addition to the charges listed above, each backflow prevention device at a customer location will be charged $1.16 as outlined in Section 27-57 Cross Connection.
Bills computed under this rate schedule are subject to increase by proportionate part of any existing, new, or increased rate of gross receipts tax or other similar tax levied by municipality or other governmental authority.
This information taken from Columbia Ordinance — Chapter 27, Section 27-124.1. The City Council has the sole authority to set rates and charges for Columbia Water & Light services. The city reviews these rates and charges annually.