Water Rates

Effective September 1, 2018


Beginning September 1, 2018, the Chester Metropolitan District is changing its rate structure. Earlier this year, we hired Raftelis, a financial consulting firm from Charlotte, North Carolina, to review our current rate structure and help us develop a more fair and equitable water rate for our customers.

As a result of this change, many of our residential customers may see a decrease in the water portion of their bill.

The most common meter size for residential water customers is 3/4″; however some residential customers may have a larger water meter. If you do not know your meter size, please contact our office for assistance.

All bills issued after September 1, 2018 will adhere to the following rate structure:


Water Service Base Rate
(Based on Meter Size)
Meter Size Rate
3/4″ $14.35
1″ $21.52
1.5″ $39.26
2″ $60.64
3″ $110.56
4″ $181.87
6″ $359.96
8″ $573.76
10″ $823.27

Usage Charge — $7.19 per 1,000 gallons

NOTE TO CUSTOMERS: For more information on how bills are now calculated, click here.


Non-Payment Fee $45.00
After-Hours Reconnect Fee $69.00
Pulled Meter Fee $69.00


Up to 1″,
same side of road
All Over 1″
or requiring non-standard work
Cost of Installation




Backflow Testing Fee $12.00 per test
Engineering Review Fees See Fee Schedule


The 30-day permit is renewable prior to expiration. If permit expires prior to renewal, the permit holder will be returned to the queue and may be required to wait for the next available meter.

Hydrant water usage is billed at the regular water rates of $7.19/Kgal.

Single Day Permit $50.00
15-Day Permit $100.00
30-Day Permit $200.00
Meter Relocation Fee $35.00

To find out if service is available in your area, please fill out this form.