Rate Schedule

2018 RATES
The Northwestern Water and Sewer District’s (The District) Board of Trustees recently passed a resolution adjusting rates to match the cost of service and repairing aging infrastructure. 

The average family of four using 6,000 gallons of water per month will see an additional charge of $1.47 for The District water charge and an additional charge of $2 for District sewer.  This adjustment is in addition to increases from the cities that provide water or sewer (LINK TO MAP).

 2018 Graphic

2018 Rate Resolution (PDF)

2018 Bill Examples (PDF)

2017 Rate Resolution (PDF)

2017 Rate Explanation (PDF)

2017 Bill Examples (PDF)
2017 Budgeted Revenues & Expenses pie charts (PDF)

Treatment Provider Rates

The following links provide information for treatment charges that appear on bills. These are fees charged by entities other than Northwestern Water & Sewer District for water and sewer treatment, and they vary depending on the muncipality that provides the service. 

2018 Treatment Provider Rates (PDF)
2017 Treatment Provider Rates (PDF)

City of Toledo Water & Sewer Rate Ordinance (PDF)

General background information

The following links provide perspectives on the factors influencing water and sewer rates at the national/regional level.

Price of Water 2015: Up 6 Percent in 30 Major U.S. Cities; 41 Percent Rise Since 2010. Brett Walton, CircleofBlue.org, April 24, 2015.

The Future Starts Now: setting rates helps systems today and tomorrow.  Carle E. Brown, On Tap Magazine, Winter 2007.  (PDF)