Delaware operates its own water, sewer and trash collection services. The City reviews the rates on an annual basis and, through legislative action by City Council, amends the rates up or down based on the cost to operate the utilities. City residents are billed monthly.

City of Delaware Utility Rates:

Water Monthly Fee (Minimum Charge)
Meter Size Inside City Outside City
5/8” $10.98 $16.47
¾” $16.49 $24.74
1” $24.39 $36.59
1 1/2” $49.46 $74.19
2” $69.14 $103.71
3” $142.47 $213.71
4” $229.79 $344.69
6” $395.56 $593.34
8” $696.25 $1044.38

 

Water Rate Per 100 Cubic Feet

Consumption (Cubic Feet) Inside City Outside City
Minimum to 3,000 $4.32 $6.48
3,001 to 47,000 $3.03 $4.55
47,000 and over $2.10 $3.15

 

Sewer Charge Based on Water Consumption

Quantity Minimum Fee
Minimum Charge (0-200 Cubic Ft) $13.44
Per hcf after minimum charge $5.52

 600 cubic feet of water went through sewer:
Charge for first 200 cf:                    $13.44
Remainder; 4 [hundred hcf] x 5.52: $22.08
Total bill for sewer                           $35.52

 

 

Public Utilities Department225 Cherry StreetEmail740-203-1900