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Rates, Fees and Charges

The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department is proud to offer some of the lowest water and sewer rates across the country and is consistently looking for ways to provide quality service to our customers. The current rate structure encourages water conservation and remains low for most single and multi-family residences customers who have a low-to-average consumption.

  • Residential water rates

    Monthly charges include meter charge and water usage.

    Meter size

    • 5/8" - plus 2,244 gallons (3 ccf) - most common residential meter size
      • $3.92 - 2019-20 rates, effective Oct. 1, 2019

    Monthly water usage - one ccf (100 cubic feet) equals 748 gallons

    • 4 to 7ccf
      • $2.8461 - 2019-20 rates, effective Oct. 1, 2019
    • 8 to 17 ccf
      • $4.1409 - 2019-20 rates, effective Oct. 1, 2019
    • 18 ccf and over
      • $6.1411 - 2019-20 rates, effective Oct. 1, 2019

    A South Florida Water Management District Water Restriction Surcharge (SFWMD) is imposed for customers using 18 ccf (hundred cubic feet) and over. This surcharge increases based of the phase of water restrictions imposed by SFWMD on the department to achieve the level of reduced water demands.

  • Residential wastewater rates

    Monthly charges include base facility charge and wastewater usage.

    Base facility charge, based on water meter size

    • 5/8" plus 2,244 gallons (3 ccf)
      • $6.83 - 2019-20 rates, effective Oct. 1, 2019

    Monthly wastewater usage - one ccf (100 cubic feet) equals 748 gallons

    • 4 ccf and over
      • $6.3376 - 2019-20 rates, effective Oct. 1, 2019
  • Rate comparisons

    The department has implemented an inclining rate structure to encourage year-round conservation. The unit price increases based on the water consumption. In other words, the more you use, the more your water and/or wastewater service will cost per gallon.

    Review the department's 2019-20 rates compared with those of other Florida and national municipalities.

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