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Water Rates and Fees

 Residential Rates

 2019

Effective September 1, 2019

 2020

Effective September 1, 2020

 Base Rate for 1" and smaller  $14.00  $14.00
 First 2,500 gallons  $2.55 per 1,000 gallons  $2.60 per 1,000 gallons
 Next 2,500 gallons  $4.39 per 1,000 gallons  $4.48 per 1,000 gallons
 Next 5,000 gallons  $4.39 per 1,000 gallons  $4.48 per 1,000 gallons
 Next 40,000 gallons  $4.39 per 1,000 gallons  $4.38 per 1,000 gallons
 All Additional  $6.99 per 1,000 gallons  $7.13 per 1,000 gallons

 

Water meters are the property of the Madison County Water Department (MCWD). Payment for a water meter is a non-refundable fee for meter placement. For an account to remain active, a base rate (or minimum bill) must be paid monthly to cover the continuous maintenance of the water meter. If an account is inactive, the meter is subject to being removed by the MCWD. In the event of a lost/missing or damaged water meter or the need for replacing a meter that has been removed, due to customer neglect, the cost of the necessary repairs or replacement shall be paid by the customer.

FEES FOR SERVICES
(as of May 1, 2020)

 

          Service call to check customer side, 7:00 am – 3:30 pm.......................................................... $30.00

          Service call to check customer side, after hours....................................................................... $60.00

          Broken or cut locks..................................................................................................................... $75.00

          Lower or raise meter for landscaping....................................................................................... $500.00

          Replace broken curb-stop........................................................................................................ $150.00

          Replace broken or missing dual check valve........................................................................... $100.00

          Relocate meter........................................................................................................................ cost plus

          Locate missing service line...................................................................................................... $500.00

          Dig up service for non-payment............................................................................................... $500.00

          Meter box and lid (regular)....................................................................................................... $150.00

          Meter box and lid (jumbo)........................................................................................................ $200.00

          Meter box lid only....................................................................................................................... $60.00

          Repair or replace damaged or missing meters........................................................................ $200.00

          Unauthorized water use (fire hydrant or service line).............................................................. $500.00

          Meter tampering....................................................................................................................... $500.00

          Meter drop-in (with existing service line and box).................................................................... $400.00

          3/4” Meter w/ backflow.............................................................................................................. $900.00

          1” Meter w/ backflow.............................................................................................................. $1,000.00

          2” Meter w/backflow............................................................................................................... $2,750.00

Contact the Madison County Water Department at (256) 746-2888 for current builder fees, fire hydrant meter fees, and fees not listed above.

Service call fees are charged when a crew is asked to check a non-emergency leak, on the same day, and the leak turns out to be on the customer’s side of the meter.

Tampering fees are charged when meters and/or check valves are removed or altered in any way.

Unauthorized usage fees are charged when illegal, non-metered, connections are made to the water system at service lines and/or fire hydrants, or when water is used through a meter without an account set-up.