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TO HOOK UP YOUR UTILITIES:  (540) 375-3021|HOURS:  M-F 8am-5pm
E-MAIL:  utilitycollections@salemva.gov|LOCATION:  City Hall, 114 North Broad Street, Salem, VA 24153

Sewer Rates

TO HOOK UP YOUR UTILITIES:  (540) 375-3021|HOURS:  M-F 8am-5pm
E-MAIL:  utilitycollections@salemva.gov|LOCATION:  City Hall, 114 North Broad Street, Salem, VA 24153

Sewer Rates And Charges

There are hereby established the following customer classes and rates for the consumption of sewer utility services within the City of Salem effective July 1, 2010.

The following consumer classes are:

Residential, generally characterized as serving single family residential households regardless of the level of consumption; Small Commercial, a business entity that utilizes less than 75,000 gallons per month; Large Commercial, business entities both commercial or industrial using in excess of 75,000 gallons per month; Multi-Unit, those customers both residential and small commercial with more than one housing unit or business location served by a single meter.

 

Sewer Base Service Fee

The following base charges are hereby established and effective as noted:

  Jan 2016 Jan 2017
Residential $22.70 $22.70
Duplex $45.40 $45.40
Small Commercial $45.41 $45.41
Large Commercial $90.82 $90.82
Multi-Unit $68.11 $68.11

 

Sewer Volume Rate Per 1000 Gallons Used

The following volume charges are hereby established and effective as noted:

GPM = Gallons Per Month
  Jan 2016 Jan 2017
First 5,000 GPM $5.39 $5.39
5,000 - 10,000 GPM $5.39 $5.39
10,000 - 75,000 GPM $5.39 $5.39
All over 75,000 GPM $5.39 $5.39

 

Sewer Non-User Fees

Non-User Fees are fees charged to customers if service is available to the property, whether or not they use this utility:

  Jan 2016 Jan 2017
29% of 5,000 GPM Residential Rate $14.40 $14.40

Please Note

All consumers who purchase from the City only a part of the water consumed or used by them and all persons who purchase or acquire water from any other source, regardless, shall pay based on such volume as set forth above as would have been assessed against such consumers had they been furnished all their water from the City's water system for disposal of industrial sewage. In order to determine the amount of water used by such consumers, regardless of its source, when less than the entire amount of water so used is furnished through the City's water system, such customers shall install water meters of a type currently used by the City's Water and Sewer Department, so that the same may be read in like manner as the City water meters are now read, and the proper charge for industrial sewage can be fixed and determined on a monthly basis as if such water had actually been purchased each month from the City at the City's prevailing rates, and in addition thereof, the surcharges as are provided for in the subdivision.