Water & Wastewater

Current City of Columbus utility rates and policies are listed below. If you do not find the information you need, please contact our office and we will provide it for you. 

Should you experience a problem with your water, please call the phone numbers provided. We will do everything possible to locate the problem with your water.

Your water meter is located in or under your house, it is the homeowners responsibility to ensure that the meter does not freeze.

Meters are read as close to the last day of the month as possible.

If you feel your meter is not reading correclty, please contact the City Audior or City Maintenance to have your meter checked.


Utility Rates

Effective March 4, 2019

Monthly Water Use                                       

$8.80 per 1000 gallons                                              

Bulk Water Use

$20.00 per 1000 gallons

Monthly Wastewater Use

$4.50 per 1000 gallons of water used

$13.50 per month for all customers with active water accounts

Monthly Garbage Service

$25.00 per month for all customers with active water accounts

$25.00 rate for all non-resident dumpster usage

Individual dumpster charges are based on contract rate with waste management company

Monthly Water Access Charge

All properties with immediate access to water via curb stop connected to water main, with or without structures, active or inactive, turned on or turned off

$27.30 per month

Late Fee

Accounts not paid in full by the 25th of each month will be assessed a late fee

$10.00 per month

Utility accounts that are chronically delinquent will be assessed to the property in September of each year.

Utility accounts must be in the property owners name, the city will not bill tenants.