2024 Water Rate Change

Introducing the Water and Sewer Rate Adjustments for Middletown, Ohio Rate Payers

Ensuring Financial Stability

The City of Middletown will implement rate adjustments on water and sewer services starting January 1. These adjustments aim to ensure the financial stability of our water system while maintaining our commitment to providing top-notch services. We have strategically planned this increase to meet the City's obligations and maintain the high standards our community deserves. Additionally, we recognize the importance of reliable water distribution and will be increasing our capital investments in water main replacements to ensure the longevity and efficiency of our water infrastructure.

Fulfilling Regulatory Commitments

Since 2018, Middletown has operated under a Consent Decree with Ohio and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, focusing on Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) controls. These requirements include the construction of essential infrastructure projects. By investing in our infrastructure, such as capital improvements at the Water Reclamation Facility (WRF), rehabilitation and replacement of sewer lines, and the design initiation for the raw water transmission line in 2023 (funded through the wellfield protection fund), we are further bolstering the resilience of our water system.

Gradual Impact on Rates

The blended impact of these adjustments on a combined water and sewer bill is estimated to be approximately 5-6% per year. We want to assure our community that there is no immediate need for abrupt rate increases. Instead, these adjustments are structured to provide stability while accommodating the necessary capital investments.

Effective Customer Analysis

Our comprehensive customer analysis revealed that 3 ccf (hundred cubic feet) is the most common bill volume, with 72% of residential customers using 5 ccf or less per bill.

Timing

The proposed water rate adjustments will come into effect on January 1, 2024, aligning with the New Year and allowing for an organized transition. The upcoming water and sewer rate adjustment in our City is a strategically planned step to guarantee the financial strength of our water system, meet regulatory requirements, and invest in essential infrastructure. We are committed to maintaining a balanced approach that addresses the needs of our community, provides stability, and positions us for a sustainable water future. Your support and understanding during this process are highly appreciated.

If you have any questions, please contact Public Works & Utilities Administration, at dept_publicworks@cityofmiddletown.org, (513) 425-1860.

Water Rate Calculator

Click here to view a calculator that will display old and new water rates so you can compare the cost difference between the new and old water rates.

DISCLAIMER: The water rate calculator only accounts for water and sewer charges only. Your bill may include additional charges for other services provided. Use this tool as an aide in seeing the difference in rates and not as an actual bill calculator.