The Board of Water Works approved Louisville Water’s budget for the new year, and starting Jan. 1, 2020, new water rates apply. The average cost for a household using 4,000 gallons of water a month will increase 85 cents to $24.01.
The Board of Water Works is the governing entity for Louisville Water and sets the water rates annually. On your bill, you will see two charges from Louisville Water, the service charge and the commodity charge.
The service charge includes what it costs to make your drinking water and get it to you – the treatment, meter, delivery, etc.
The commodity charge is based on how much water you use. The first 2,000 gallons are priced at the lowest rate, and the price increases as the usage goes up. Since most of our residential customers use 4,000 gallons monthly, the lower volumes are priced at the lowest amount.
Louisville’s tap water is a great value, especially compared to nearby cities. You can fill up 75 eight-ounce glasses of Louisville pure tap® for just a penny.
Tap here to view the full 2020 Rate Schedule, Customer Fee and Charges.
For more information on previous Louisville Water rates, service rules and MSD rates, tap here.
When we started in 1860, there were tariffs and not rates, and it was a little bit of a guessing game.
You paid based on how many rooms in your home, the kind of livestock you own (cows get thirsty), and if you wanted to wash the horse-drawn carriage.
Here are some images of vintage water bills: