Billing & Rate Information
WHAT CHARGES ARE INCLUDED ON MY WATER BILL
Water Meter Charge
This is a fixed charge based on the size of the water meter. The charge pays for installation, repair, maintenance and reading of water meters.
For a single family home or duplex with a 5/8" or ¾" meter: $10.50 per billing cycle
Water Usage Charge
This charge is based on the volume of water used in the billing period. The charge pays for operation and maintenance of the drinking water treatment plant. Water rates are determined by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) in order to ensure the financial stability of the utility and fair value for customers. Water Usage Charge (residential): $2.20 per 100 cubic feet.
Local Sewer Charge
The local sewer charge is used for maintenance and replacement of Cudahy’s sanitary sewer system. Sanitary Sewer includes everything that runs down drains, toilets, sinks etc.
The charge is made up of a connection cost of $18.34 plus the amount of water used at $0.636 per 100 cubic feet (748 gallons).
Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) Sewer Charge
These charges are billed on behalf of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD). Rates are set by MMSD, which include the costs to treat wastewater, run sewage treatment plants, the deep tunnel system and connection charges.
MMSD Fee includes a connection charge of $5.41 plus the amount of water used at $1.65 per 100 cubic feet (748 gallons).
FIXED UTILITY CHARGES
The storm water charge is used for maintenance and upgrades to the storm water sewer system. This system collects all the water from rain and snow, which runs to the lake. Storm water charge is based on the amount of impermeable surface the property contains. All single family homes are billed at 1 ERU (1 ERU = 2700 sq. ft of impermeable surface).
The residential charge for storm water is $15.66 per billing period.
Fire Protection charges are used to cover the use of hydrants, and the capacity built into the system in order to rapidly deliver a large volume of water to a fire hydrant anywhere within the City when required.
The public fire charge for residential properties is $11.56 per billing period.