Water Rates & Charges
Explains where to find water, sewer and clean air rates and charges. Also explains the pending water rates and charges increase.
What are the Water Rates & Charges?
Click here to download the current schedule of Water Rates & Charges.
Water rates last increases were in 2018 and 2019. There is a proposed comprehensive rate adjustment for years 2022-2025 which is pending review by the IURC.
The previous two-year water rate increases were approved by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission in March of 2018.
- The first 22% increase is effective as of 3/19/2018.
- The second 22% increase is effective as of 3/19/2019.
Where can I find Sewer Rates?
For Sewer Rates & Charges, click here.
An ordinance of the Common Council of the City of South Bend, Indiana, amending various sections of the South Bend Municipal Code within Chapter 16 at articles 1 and 2 and within Chapter 17 at Article 2, Division 4; Article 4, Article 14, and Article 15 to provide a comprehensive adjustment to rates for South Bend Utility customer in the city's furnishment of refuse, sewer, water, storm water and the Low-Income Customer Assistance Program.
The purpose of this comprehensive rate adjustment is to provide a multi-year plan that meets the operational and capital needs of South Bend utilities by gradually adjusting rates to generate sufficient cash flow. The increases are based on the recommendations of a comprehensive utility long-term rate plan commissioned by the City. The new rates are for 2022 through 2025.
Clean Air charges are billed pursuant to Section 9-22 of South Bend Municipal Ordinance.