2005 Sewer/Water Rate Comparisons

Water and Sewer Rate Comparison September 2005 Update

"Typical" Residential Customer with 5/8 inch meter using 8 units per month 
(8 unit = 800 cubic feet = 6,000 gallons)

Category I - Similar system characteristics to the City of Owosso

City Population Rate Year Water Sewer Combined
Adrian
21,574
2004
$16.03
$17.34
$33.37
Ann Arbor
114,024
2004
$16.14
$20.90
$37.04
East Lansing
46,525
2005
$16.73
$26.97
$43.70
Howell
9,232
2005
$21 .23
$18.35
$39.58
Jackson    .
36,316
2005
$19.96
$9.80
$29.76
Lansing
119,128
2005
$20.28
$40.45
$60.73
Lowell
4,013
2005
$30.83
$24.30
$55.13
Midland
41,685
2005
$15.32
$20.13
$35.45
Mt. Pleasant
25,946
2005
$18.22
$18.10
$36.32
Ypsilanti
22,367
2005
$14.25
$17.11
$31.36
Average
    $18.90
$21.35
$40.24
MEDIAN
   
$17.48
$19.24
$36.68
Maximum
   
$30.83
$40.45
$60.73
Minimum
   
$14.25
$9.80
$29.76
Owosso
15,713
Existing (2002)
Proposed(2005)
$15.30 $17.10
$21.10 $21.10
$36.40
 $38.20
Category II – Local communities
 
City Population Rate Year Water Sewer Combined
Chesaning
2,548
2005
$21.64
$57.00
$78.64
Local Twp.(1)
 
2005
$34.20
$12.00
$46.20
Corunna 3,381 2005 $28.00 $29.00 $57.00
Durand
3,933
2005
$30.95
$47.90
$78.85
Flint
124,943
2005
$37.49
$24.58
$62.07
Perry
2,065
2005
$22.72
$21.75
$44.47
Saint Johns
7,485
2005
$17.31
$44.77
$62.08
Average
    $27.47 $33.86 $61.33
MEDIAN
   
$28.00
$29.00
$62.07
Maximum
   
$37.49
$57.00
$78.85
Minimum
   
$17.31
$12.00
$44.47
(1)   City of Owosso retail water customers in Owosso and Caledonia Township on proposed out-of-town water rate and Township flat rate for sewer.

Comparisons Courtesy of the City of Owosso.

September 2005