Commercial Rates

Commercial rates apply to commercial buildings and landscapes.

Example Monthly Water Bill

Below is a general breakdown of an commercial customer water bill. For more information on the TDS surcharge, download our TDS surcharge letter.

Drinking Water Base Service Charge

Based on Water Meter Size

Drinking Water Usage

Based on Water Usage

Sewer Water Collection Base Service Charge

Based on Lift/Non-Lift

Sewer Water Collection Rate

Based on Water Collection

TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) Surcharge

minimum of $15.22

Street Light Charge

$1.40

Parks Fee Charge

$1.75

Commercial Customer Monthly Bill Total

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Drinking Water Rates

Drinking water is the water that flows into your commercial site/landscape for usage (potable water). Commercial addresses will be subject to commercial size water meter service charges. If the commercial building has been built within the Cherokee Metro District, the building water meter size is on file. If this is a new building, please fill out the developer paperwork.

Drinking Water Base Service Charge

Water Meter Size 1"

$30.25

Water Meter Size 1.5"

$45.38

Water Meter Size 2"

$60.50

Water Meter Size 3"

$90.75

Water Meter Size 4"

$121.00

Water Meter Size 6"

$181.50

Drinking Water Usage and Irrigation Rates (1 Unit = 748 Gallons of Water)

1-5 Units of Water

$4.33 per unit

6-20 Units of Water

$6.15 per unit

21-35 Units of Water

$9.52 per unit

56 Units of Water and Over

$14.93 per unit

Sewer Water Collection Rates

Sewer water is the water that flows out from the commercial property after usage (non-potable water). Each commercial building either contains or doesn’t contain a lift station.

Non-Lift Station Sewer Water Collection Base Service Charge

$37.99/month

Lift Station Sewer Water Collection Base Service Charge

$44.94/month

TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) Surcharge

$15.22/month

Sewer Water Collection Rate (1 Unit = 748 Gallons of Water)

Each Unit of Collected Water

$3.26 per unit

Street Light Charge

The Cherokee Metro District maintains the street lights within the district’s boundaries. Each commercial entity contributes to street light maintenance through a monthly fee.

Street Light Charge

$1.40/month

Parks Fee Charge

The Cherokee Metro District maintains parks and open spaces within the district’s boundaries. Each commercial entity contributes to park maintenance through a monthly fee.

Parks Fee Charge

$1.75/month

Late Payment Fee

If there is an unpaid balance for two consecutive months, a late charge will be automatically applied to the account the day following the due date.

Late Payment Fee

$15.00

Other Payment Fees

Credit/Debit Card Transaction Fee

$2.95/transaction

Returned Check Fee

$35.00

Technician Trip Fee

If the technician arrives at the commercial site to terminate service and the customer calls in to make a payment while the technician is there, payment can be made by phone, but a $50.00 trip fee will be added to the customer’s account.

Technician Trip Fee

$50

Reconnection Fee

If water services have been disconnected, the customer must pay the outstanding services bill prior to water services being turned back on. When the customer pays the outstanding bill balance, a reconnection fee will also be applied to the account.

Business Hours Reconnection Fee

$50

Business hours constitute Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

After-Hours Reconnection Fee

$85

After-hours constitutes Monday - Friday, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and weekends/holidays, 8:00 a.m. - 12noon.