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Water Service

At their regular meeting on August 16, 2019, Rehoboth Beach commissioners approved a new rate structure for the City's water and sewer customers. Commissioners also approved a ready-to-serve fee for the two utilities, which is not associated with usage. The rate structure is listed in the table below:

RATES EFFECTIVE FOR BILLS PROCESSED ON OR AFTER NOVEMBER 1, 2019 
  METER SIZE RATE
IN-TOWN WATER CONSUMPTION PER 1,000 GALLONS - $6.30
READY-TO-SERVE FEE PER BILL 1" $10.56
  1.5" $10.24
  2" $12.80
  3" $25.61
  4" $51.21
  6" and Larger $102.43
OUT-OF-TOWN WATER CONSUMPTION PER 1,000 GALLONS - $12.60
READY-TO-SERVE FEE PER BILL 1" $21.12
  1.5" $20.48
  2" $25.60
  3" $51.22
  4" $102.42
  6" and Larger $204.86
BREEZEWOOD WATER CONSUMPTION PER 1,000 GALLONS - $9.45
READY-TO-SERVE FEE PER BILL 1" $15.84
  1.5" $15.36
  2" $19.20
  3" $38.42
  4" $76.82
  6" and Larger $153.65
SEWER CONSUMPTION PER 1,000 GALLONS - $14.70
READY-TO-SERVE FEE PER BILL 1" $31.05
  1.5" $30.11
  2" $37.63
  3" $75.26
  4" $150.53
  6" and Larger $301.06
     

The new rates were recommended by the utility rates working group, formed by Mayor Paul Kuhns in January 2019. The group recommended a fair and equitable rate structure for implementation by the City which would cover anticipated costs for each system for the upcoming years. Rate increases are required for maintenance and rehabilitation of the water and wastewater systems as well as the debt repayment associated with the recently completed ocean outfall. These rates will replace the interim rates the commissioners approved in April 2019. The commissioners also committed to develop and implement a water conservation incentive program. For more information about the utility rates working group’s recommendations along with supporting documents, please visit cityofrehoboth.civicweb.net/Portal/.