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Residential Rates & Charges

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Deposit Information for Residential Service

To establish utility service, per City Ordinance, you must satisfy the deposit requirement by either paying the deposit(s) or by requesting a credit screening (a $5 fee applies). Qualifying customers may be eligible for a deposit waiver or reduction.  A cash deposit may be required before service will be provided. The initial water and sewer deposit amounts are based upon meter size.  Please see chart below for details:

Initial Deposit Amounts
Meter Size
Water Wastewater
3/4 inch
$100.00 $100.00
1 inch
$100.00 $100.00
1 1/2 inch
$135.00 $165.00
2 inch
$225.00 $265.00


Solid Waste Initial Deposit: $30

PLEASE NOTE: Credit screenings are only offered for individuals; no credit screenings will be conducted for business accounts. In order to conduct the credit screening, customers will need to provide the last four numbers (only) of their Social Security Number.

Any deposit received by the City shall be held in a non-interest bearing account. The deposits shall be applied against the final bill prepared for termination of the account. If the deposit exceeds the final bill, and no other outstanding fees or charges exist, then the balance of the deposit shall be refunded. If a customer has a record of timely payment over a continuous thirty-six (36) month period, then the City shall return that deposit. 

The City may require a new deposit, where previously waived or returned, or an additional deposit in order to secure payment of accounts that are consistently delinquent.

Base Charges and Usage Rates

EFFECTIVE December 1, 2019 - September 30, 2020

Water Base Facility Charge
Meter Size
Inside City Outside City & Town of Malabar
5/8 x 3/4 inch
$14.78 $16.26
$36.95 $40.65
1 1/2 inch
$73.90 $81.29
$118.25 $130.08


Water User Charge Per 1,000 Gallons
Usage Inside City Outside City &Town of Malabar
Block 1
0 - 5,000 Gallons $3.77 $4.15
Block 2
5,001 - 10,000 Gallons $4.89 $5.38
Block 3
10,001 - 15,000 Gallons $6.78 $7.46
Block 4
Over 15,001 Gallons $8.47 $9.32


Sewer Base Facility Charge
Meter Size
Inside City Outside City Town of Malabar
5/8 x 3/4 inch
$21.29 $26.61 $23.42
$53.23 $66.54 $58.55
1 1/2-inch
$106.45 $133.06 $117.10
$170.32 $212.90 $187.35


Sewer Usage Charge Per 1,000 Gallons*
Inside City Outside City Town of Malabar
0 - 10,000 Gallons
$6.17 $7.71 $6.79

* Residential usage charge for sewer is only charged for a maximum of 10,000 gallons per month.