St. Petersburg Utility Rates to be Evaluated
City of St. Petersburg utility rates and charges are evaluated on a yearly basis and are updated annually. St. Petersburg City Council will consider adjustments to water, wastewater, reclaimed water, stormwater and sanitation utility rates and charges for the coming fiscal year.
Utility fees support the continued efforts to increase the capacity and reliability of the city’s water resources, sanitation and stormwater operations, maintenance and infrastructure. Revenues from utility fees are directly tied to the costs of the specific utility they support. For example, stormwater fees directly support the functions that assist with planning, operations and maintenance of stormwater systems, which also help mitigate flooding, enhance water quality and minimize the environmental impact of stormwater pollution.
City Council will conduct a First Reading on Aug. 20, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. at City Hall (175 5th St. N.) to formally set the date of the Public Hearing. The presentation on the rates and consideration of the proposed utility rates for final adoption will be at the Public Hearing on Sept. 3, 2020.
Thursday, Sept. 3 at 5 p.m.
175 5th St. N.
During a declared state of emergency, City Council meetings may be held virtually by means of communications media technology as noticed on the City’s website. Check stpete.org/rates prior to attending the meetings to confirm the location.
The meetings can also be viewed live on stpete.org/StPeteTV or on digital cable channels:
- Bright House: 641
- Verizon FiOS: 20
- WOW! Cable: 15
The proposed rate adjustments will be available on stpete.org/rates. If approved, any utility rate changes will take effect on Oct. 1, 2020 and will be noted in utility bills.
Updates and more information can be found at stpete.org/rates. Questions can be directed to 727-893-7280.
Conserving water use is a great way for utility customers to save money on their utility bill. Programs, rebates and resources can be found at stpete.org/WaterConservation.