Rates

Residential customers are billed every two months. We also bill for sanitary and refuse charges.

Refuse is $21.00 per month per unit. For additional information on refuse you can contact Streets and Sanitation Department at (219) 853-6433.

Sanitary

Residential accounts have a base rate of $16.79 and $2.31 per 1,000 gallons. Commercial accounts have a base rate of $5.625 and $4.90 per 1,000 gallons.

For additional information on Sanitary District you can call (219) 853-6413.

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Hammond Water Works - Rates and Charges 
Rates & Charges Pursuant to Order of the Public Service Commission 
P.S.C.I. 37653 
With respect to A-D below, the customer shall pay for each service connection a monthly or once every two months rate, as applicable which shall be the sum of a service charge based on the size of the meter through which the customer receives such service and a volume charge based on the amount of water consumed.
  
General Metered Rates for a Two Month Consumption Period 
Applicable to residential direct consumers. For use of service rendered by the above noted water utility based upon the amount of water supplied by the utility.
Consumption Per Two Month Period Rate Per 1,000 Gallons
First 10,000 gallons $0.44
Next 30,000 gallons $0.43
Next 60,000 gallons $0.38
Next 100,000 gallons $0.36
Over 200,000 gallons $0.35
  
General Minimum Rate for a Two Month Consumption Period 
Applicable to residential direct consumers. Each user shall pay a minimum rate in accordance with the following applicable size meter installed for basic service rendered by the utility.
Meter Size Rate Per Two Month Period
5/8 inch meter $5.99
3/4 inch meter $5.99
 
General Metered Rates for a One Month Consumption Period 
Applicable to industrial direct consumers. For use of and service rendered by the above noted water utility based upon the amount of water supplied by the utility.
Consumption Per One Month Period Rate Per 1,000 Gallons
First 5,000 Gallons $0.44
Next 15,000 Gallons $0.43
Next 30,000 Gallons $0.38
Next 50,000 Gallons $0.36
Over 100,000 Gallons $0.35
 
General Minimum Rates for a One Month Consumption Period 
Applicable to industrial direct consumers. Each user shall pay a minimum rate in accordance with the following applicable size meter installed for basic service rendered by the utility.
Meter Size Rate Per One Month Period
5/8 inch meter $4.03
3/4 inch meter $4.03
1 inch meter $6.42
1-1/2 inch meter $10.68
2 inch meter $14.23
3 inch meter $25.35
4 inch meter $40.65
6 inch meter $79.80
8 inch meter $127.48
10 inch meter $186.67
12 inch meter $281.62
  
Fire Protection Service Rates for Hydrants and Sprinklers 
Available only to users who are located on the utility's distribution mains which are suitable and adequate for supplying the service requested. Service under these rates shall generally consist of stand-by service for fire emergencies. All water taken through such connections shall be restricted to fire emergencies unless other temporary use shall have been specifically authorized by the Water Superintendent. The utility reserves the right to install flow detectors from time to time to see that the service is restricted to fire fighting.
Line Size Annual Charge
5/8 inch meter $4.03
1 inch meter $6.04
1-1/2 inch meter $13.58
2 inch meter $24.14
3 inch meter $54.32
4 inch meter $96.56
5 inch meter $150.88
6 inch meter $217.26
8 inch meter $386.24
10 inch meter $603.50
12 inch meter $869.04
  
Rate for Temporary Users for Construction 
A temporary construction meter must be installed on all buildings larger than one (1) family dwelling unit at an existing rate structure.
The minimum charge for each and any service under construction shall be eight dollars ($8).
Contractors must pay for water used on streets, sewers, building and sidewalks, while under construction. Contractors are to furnish the Water Department with the amount of material to be used before starting construction. Payment is to be made in advance. The Utility may require contractors to install a construction meter at the property line or other designated place so that all water used can be metered.
 
Charge for Tapping the Utility's Mains 
The tapping of any main shall only be done by the Utility. All digging, back-filling, dry trench work or any other work necessary in preparation for making a tap, as well as reconditioning, must be done by the consumer or his agent. All taps over 2 inches shall be estimated by the water utility and this charge shall be paid before the tap is actually made.
Tap Size Charge
3/4 inch $12.80
1 inch $16.00
  
Various Non-recurring Charges 
Miscellaneous non-recurring charges exclusive of those mentioned previously shall be charged as follows:
Description Charge
Bad Check Fee $10.00
Late Payment of Bill 10% of first $3.00 and 3% of excess
  
Deposits - residential 5/8 and 3/4 inch meters: 
Description Deposit
Owners $20.00
Non-owners $60.00
  
Deposits and Charges - Commercial and Industrial: 
Description Deposit
5/8 inch meter $75.00
1 inch meter $100.00
1 1/2 inch meter $150.00
2 inch meter  $ 250.00
Repair of Frozen Meter Labor and Parts
Meter Test $15.00 (refundable if test indicates meter is bad)
  
Reconnection charges for non-payment or violation of rules: 
Description Deposit
Buffalo box has been installed $50.00
Buffalo box has not been installed or is not accessible $200.00
Fee for illegal water turn on by customer $50.00


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