St. Petersburg Utility Rates to be Evaluated

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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 virtual First Reading on Aug. 20, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. 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.

First Reading
Thursday, Aug. 20 at 1:30 p.m.
Webinar Link:  
Webinar ID: 961 7118 0681#

Public Hearing
Thursday, Sept. 3 at 5 p.m.
Webinar Link:  
Webinar ID: 964 0338 6033 #

The meetings can also be viewed live on or on digital cable channels:

  • Bright House: 641
  • Verizon FiOS: 20
  • WOW! Cable: 15

The proposed rate adjustments will be available on 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 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