Water / Sewer Rates


Stafford County has separate rate structures for residential, non-residential, and multi-family customers.
  • Bills for non-residential customers are calculated using a flat rate, with no cap on sewer.
  • Residential water bills are calculated using an inclining block rate structure to encourage water conservation. This means that the more water that is used in a particular month, the higher the unit price. Please use water wisely.
    • Stafford County recognizes that higher water usage by residents during the summer months is usually due to outside activities – watering lawns, washing cars, filling pools, etc. For this reason, residential sewer usage is capped at 120% of the winter average.

Current Water & Sewer Rates  

Rates effective June 1, 2019.  The monthly bill includes service and demand charges in addition to the cost for consumption. The unit cost is per thousand gallons.

Service Type
Usage Amount
Water Fee
Sewer Fee
Residential 0 - 2,000 $2.69
3,000 - 4,000 $3.74

per 1,000
gallons for
all usage up
to non-
average +

5,000 - 8,000 $5.13
9,000 - 12,000 $10.29
13,000 - 25,000 $13.05
26,000 gallons and over $18.16
Non-residential All usage $4.87
Water dependent home-based business All usage $12.18
Irrigation, bulk, hydrant, and construction meters All usage $17.64
Monthly service charge Per account $2.71
Monthly demand charge Per equivalent meter $10.20