Water Rates

Water Services

Water Rates

Water Rates

Fulton County’s rate schedule features a bi-monthly service charge and a volume charge for each utility. Fulton County uses an inclining water block structure for domestic users effective in the summer months of April through October. Residential Water Use is billed on a 3-tiered pricing system based on each domestic customer’s base consumption during the winter months of November through March. Outdoor water use meter readings are combined with indoor use in calculating the baseline winter water usage. For new residences, the base consumption is 16,200 gallons.

Monthly customer service fees cover the overhead costs for meter reading, meter maintenance, and billing operations.

On April 19, 2017, the Board of Commissioners approved the 2016-2025 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) that outlined a series of improvements necessary throughout North and South Fulton to continue providing water and treating wastewater to the resident of our service areas. The County must provide funding for the capital improvement projects identified in that Program, and allocate costs to both existing and future customers. The Department of Public Works held four public hearings in anticipation of this resolution to authorize three 5 percent increases over each of the next three years in water and sewer rates, fees and charges, which are shown below, (as of October 1 for 2017, then January 1 for 2018 and 2019):

 Service for 5/8" - 3/4" Meter 2017 ($) 2018 ($) 2019 ($)
 Water Service Charge ($/Bill)  7.25 7.61  7.99
 Water (per 1000 gallons):      

 Tier 1 Up to 130% of the base usage

 3.05  3.20 3.36

 Tier 2 131% to 200% of base usage

3.81 4.00 4.20

 Tier 3 Over 200% of base usage

 6.10 6.41 6.73
 Sewer Service Charge ($/Bill)  7.25 7.61 7.99
 Sewer (per 1000 gallons)  5.79 6.08 6.38
 Irrigation Service Charge ($/Bill)  7.25 7.61 7.99
 Irrigation Usage(per 100 gallons)  6.10 6.41 6.73

 

SERVICE CHARGES BY METER SIZE:


Water / Bi-Monthly

Meter Size (inches)  2017  2018 2019
 5/8 - 3/4 $7.25 $7.61 $7.99
 1 $13.28  $13.94 $14.64
1 1/2 $18.71 $19.65 $20.63
2 $20.82  $21.86 $22.95
3 $76.98 $80.83 $84.87 
 4 $81.60 $85.58 $89.85
$170.55 $179.08 $188.03
8 $220.67 $231.70 $243.29
 10 $270.78 $284.32 $298.53

 

Irrigation / Bi-Monthly 

Meter Size (inches)  2017  2018 2019
 5/8 - 3/4 $7.25 $7.61 $7.99
1 $13.28 $13.94 $14.64
1 1/2 $18.71 $19.65 $20.63
2 $20.82 $21.86 $22.95
3 $76.98 $80.83 $84.84


Water / Monthly
 

Meter Size (inches)  2017 2018 2019
 5/8 - 3/4 $7.25 $7.61 $7.99
$9.95 $10.45 $10.97
1 1/2 $12.67 $13.30 $13.97
2 $13.88 $14.57 $15.30
3 $41.65 $43.73 $45.92
4 $44.07 $46.27 $48.59
6 $88.75 $93.19 $97.85
8 $113.80 $119.49 $125.46
10 $138.86 $145.80 $153.09


Irrigation / Monthly

Meter Size (inches)  2017 2018 2019
5/8 - 3/4  $7.25 $7.61 $7.99
1 $9.95 $10.45 $10.97
1 1/2  $12.67 $13.30 $13.97
2 $13.88 $14.57 $15.30
3 $41.65 $43.73 $45.92
4 $44.07 $46.27 $48.59
6 $88.75 $93.19 $97.85
8 $113.80 $119.49 $125.46
10 $138.86 $145.80 $153.09