Water Rates & Charges

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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.