Page last updated April 18, 2024.

UTILITY DEPOSITS
Ordinance No. 3582, Effective 04/09/2024.
Deposits are required on all residential and commercial accounts. 

Deposits are calculated as follows:

    With Letter of Good Standing
Residential Electric $175.00 $125.00
Residential Water $50.00 $25.00
Residential Sewer $50.00 $25.00
Residential Trash $25.00 $25.00
RESIDENTIAL TOTAL FOR ALL SERVICES $300.00 $200.00
     
Commercial Electric $200.00 $150.00
Commercial Water $50.00 $25.00
Commercial Sewer $50.00 $25.00
Commercial Trash Not Included Not Included
COMMERCIAL TOTAL FOR ALL SERVICES $300.00 $200.00
     
Multiple Accounts $500.00  --

Customers may request a refund of their deposit after 24 months of on-time utility bill payments.


DISCOUNTS, LATE FEES AND DISCONNECTS
  • 1% Discount on Electric Accounts Only, if Paid by end of day on the 10th of each month.
  • 10 % Late Fee Added to Electric, Water and Sewer Accounts if Paid After the 20th of each month.
  • A $25.00 fee will be added to all bills not paid by the end of day on the 27th of each month for the first 3 disconnects. Thereafter the fee is $50.00. Disconnects for non-payment occur on the 28th of each month unless a weather rule, weekend or holiday is in effect. 
ELECTRIC RATES
Ordinance NO. 3542, Effective beginning with the July 15, 2023 - August 15, 2023 consumption.                            

Residential Rates
$ 0.1360 per kwh
Minimum Bill $27.20 – 200 kwh or less
Residential Availability Fee  $8.00             

Commercial Rates
$0.1360 per kwh
Minimum Bill $54.40 – 400 kwh or less
Commercial Availability Fee $12.00
                        
Demand Rates
$ 0.1252 per KWH and $3.42 per KWD  
Demand Availability Fee $ 12.00

WATER RATES
Ordinance No. 3392, 7/30/18

Residential and Commercial within the City 
$6.00 base rate
$5.39 volume rate/1,000 gallons                  

Residential and Commercial outside the City
$12.00 base rate
$6.78 volume rate/1,000 gallons

Commercial Manufacturing - Averaging Over 350,000 Gallons/Month
$6.00 base rate
$3.47 vol. rate/1,000 gallons

Base rate does not include any gallons and the volume rate will be assessed starting with the first gallon consumed.

SEWER RATES
Ordinance No. 3521, 9/27/22

Rates Within The City
$6.00 base rate
$8.48 vol. rate/1,000 gallons

Rates Outside The City    
$12.00 base rate
$10.64 vol. rate/1,000 gallons

Trailer/Mobile Home Parks and Apartments
$6.00 base rate
$3.93 vol. rate/1,000 gallons

Hotels and Motels
$6.00 base rate
$5.65 vol. rate/1,000 gallons

Base rates do not include any gallons and the volume rate will be assessed starting with the first gallon consumed. 

Monthly Sewer Rate If No Water Meter
$79.19 for first unit - $52.84/additional unit

SANITATION RATES - Contracted to Good for Life (GFL)
Ordinance No. 3557 Effective with the September, 2023 billing.

Residential Rate Within The City
Under the age of 62 - $18.50
62 years of age and older - $17.50

Residential Rate Outside The City
Under the age of 62 - $21.50
62 years of age and older - $21.50

Trash pickup is mandatory for City residents having electric service.
NOTE: 6 bags or 4-30 gal. Trash can limit

NOTE: Sanitation charges are billed for the current month and not based on service dates.  The City of Salem bills and collects the residential sanitation fees for GFL.

Commercial Rates - Commercial customers should contact GFL or other service provider for commercial services and rates.


For questions concerning installations of new residential or commercial services (new construction or expansion), please contact the Utility Office at 573-729-4117.
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