Current Utility Rates

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CURRENT FISCAL YEAR 2021 UTILITY RATES

Rates are listed below for water, wastewater, residential and commercial sanitation, stormwater, reclaimed water, and irrigation-only water services effective Oct. 1, 2020 - Sept. 30, 2021. 

Note: Certain charges apply to specific locations. Not all addresses will see charges for all services listed above. For information on specific address charges, contact the Utility Customer Service Center at 727-893-7341 and choose option 0.

Residents that are having trouble paying their utility and mortgage or rent payments may be eligible for assistance. Learn more on the Mortgage & Utility Assistance Program and Rental & Utility Assistance Program pages. Conserving water use is a great way to save money on a utility bill. Find programs, rebates, and resources on the Water Conservation page

Utility Rate Changes in the Works

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, including charges for notification of past due accounts, for the upcoming fiscal year, starting Oct. 1, 2021. Learn about assistance programs, payment plans, water-saving rebates and more in the Utility Rate Changes Toolkit below. 

Utility Rate Changes Toolkit

Proposed Utility Rate Changes

Subject to change.

Service Current FY21 Rate Proposed FY22 Rate $ Change
Sanitation (Trash & Recycling) $28.83 $29.92 $1.09
Potable Water $32.22 $33.03 $0.81
Wastewater $52.85 $56.68 $3.83
Stormwater Find your stormwater tier on your current bill or in the Stormwater Review & Appeals Portal.
  – Tier 1 $5.49 $6.37 $0.88
  – Tier 2 $10.93 $12.68 $1.75
  – Tier 3 $17.16 $19.91 $2.75
  – Tier 4 $25.61 $29.71 $4.10
Reclaimed Water $31.39 $31.39 $0.00

TYPICAL Change TO Monthly Bill

Customers in Stormwater Tier 1: $6.61 increase
Customers in Stormwater Tier 2: $7.48 increase
Customers in Stormwater Tier 3: $8.48 increase
Customers in Stormwater Tier 4: $9.83 increase

Key Dates

City Council will conduct a First Reading on Aug. 19, 2021 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. 9, 2021.

First Reading

Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.
City Hall
175 5th St. N.

Public Hearing

Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021 at 5:01 p.m.
City Hall
175 5th St. N.

The meetings can also be viewed live on stpete.org/StPeteTV or on digital cable channels:

  • Bright House – 641
  • Frontier – 20
  • WOW! Cable – 15

New utility rates and charges will go into effect on Oct. 1, 2021, pending City Council approval. 

Water Rates

The City of St. Petersburg's Water Resources department is committed to providing quality water to meet the needs and enjoyment of St. Pete’s residents. Direct any questions about water to the 24-hour Dispatch Line at 727-893-7261.

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Wastewater Rates

St. Petersburg protects the health and safety of its citizens by safely and efficiently disposing of wastewater through the City's sewer system. No economical method exists to measure how much water residents discharge into the wastewater system. Therefore, the amount residents are charged for sewage disposal is measured by the amount of water registered on the meter. That includes a base charge that is billed by the size of their water meter, and a consumption charge based on how much water they use during the monthly billing period.

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Sanitation 

The standard sanitation rate for most residential customers is $25.47 per month. Multi-family and commercial property rates are based on the level of service. To determine the level of service required, please call the Sanitation Department at 727-893-7351.

Like wastewater, no adequate means exist to measure the amount of solid waste collected from each home. To handle demand, and to preserve public health and safety, most residential customers require twice-weekly pick-up. Some customers may qualify for Once-Weekly Trash Collection Service.

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Stormwater

The City must collect and manage stormwater runoff to prevent flooding and protect the local bays and surface waters. Fees are charged to pay for this collection and to develop a future drainage system that will protect the environment and keep St. Pete’s streets from flooding during heavy rains. Residents are charged a fee based on the amount of impervious surface at their property—the square footage that does not allow rain to be absorbed into the ground. Every utility customer pays a monthly stormwater fee, regardless of whether or not other services on the property have been discontinued.

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Reclaimed & Irrigation-Only Water Services

Some parts of the city have access to reclaimed water, or recycled wastewater that is used for lawn and garden watering. Reclaimed water is billed monthly depending on the size of the property. Properties of one acre or less pay a flat monthly rate. Properties greater than one acre are charged for the initial acre plus each additional acre or fraction thereof. Billing questions, call 727-893-7341. Service questions, call 727-892-5111.

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