Rates and Fees

Rates and Fees

Monthly charges to HCWA customers for water and sewer services generally consist of: (1) a monthly base charge, calculated according to the size of a customer's standard residential or commercial water meter; plus, (2) a volume charge applied to the monthly water consumption. The water and sewer rates for all residential and business customers within the HCWA system are uniform, with charges to customers outside of Henry County multiplied by a factor of 1.5.

Volume Charges:   our water and sewer volumetric rates have a tiered structure to offer our customers a financial incentive for water conservation.  This is a regulatory requirement for all utilities operating within the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District. However, regardless of your monthly total consumption, we encourage all of our customers to check for household leaks periodically and to use water wisely, indoors and outdoors, at all times.  Tips on how to read your meter and detect leaks at your property are available in the subsequent pages of this website.

Note:  Connection fees are charged to those establishing a new connection (where no connection currently exists) to either the water or wastewater system.   These fees vary according to the water meter size.

 

RATES (Base Charges and Volumetric Charges)

Residential Customers inside Henry County

Water Service Base Charge                                               

$12.89 per month

Plus Monthly Volumetric Charges

 

0 through 6,000 gallons

$4.97 per 1,000 gallons 

6,001 through 10,000 gallons                                                

$6.76 per 1,000 gallons

10,001 gallons and up                                                             

$9.88 per 1,000 gallons

Residential Water Service Deposit                                                                        

$100.00

 

Sewer Service Base charge

$12.89 per month

Plus Monthly Volumetric Charges

 

0 through 6,000 gallons          

$4.97 per 1,000 gallons 

6,001 gallons and up                                                

$6.76 per 1,000 gallons

Residential Sewer Service Deposit                                                                        

$100.00

Irrigation Service Base charge

$12.89 per month

Plus Monthly Volumetric Charges

$9.88 per 1,000 gallons

 

Commercial Customers inside Henry County

Water Service Base charge  (meter size)

 

¾” or 1”

$13.54    per month

2”

$187.81    per month

3”

$352.14    per month

4”

$516.48    per month

6”

$713.66    per month

8”

$882.71    per month

10”

$1371.03    per month

Dedicated Fire Line Charge

$36.60    per month

Plus Monthly Volumetric Charges

$7.10 per 1,000 gallons

Sewer Service Base charge

$13.54 per month

Plus Monthly Volumetric Charges

$7.10 per 1,000 gallons

Irrigation Service Base charge

 

¾” or 1”

$12.89    per month

2”

$187.81    per month

3”

$352.14    per month

4”

$516.48    per month

Plus Monthly Volumetric Charges

$9.88 per 1,000 gallons


Residential and Commercial Customers Outside Henry County

Multiply rates listed above by 1.5  (Base and volumetric charges)

Fees and Charges

3/4” Meter – HCWA sets meter only

$1,130

(includes water deposit of $100 and Impact Fee of $700 per EDU)

 

3/4” Meter – HCWA makes tap and installs meter

$2,090

(includes water deposit of $100 and Impact Fee of $700 per EDU)

 

1” Meter – HCWA sets meter only

$1,230

(includes water deposit of $100 and Impact Fee of $700 per EDU)

 

1” Meter – HCWA makes tap and installs meter

$2,190

(includes water deposit of $100 and Impact Fee of $700 per EDU)

 

2” Meter – HCWA makes tap and installs meter

$4,880

(Impact Fees and Deposit Vary)

 

Sewer Impact Fee per EDU

$2,700

Sewer Clean Out Box

$15

Residential Meter Testing Fee (3/4” – 1” meter)

$75

Commercial Meter Testing Fee (2” meter and up)

$150

Residential Water Service Deposit

$100

Residential Sewer Service Deposit

$100

Non-Payment Fee

$25

Disconnection Fee

$25

Returned Item Fee

$30

Late Payment Fee

10%

  

Meter Tampering

Meter tampering carries fines up to $1,000.00.


 Examples for residential meter cost:

An existing tapped service with a stubbed out service line for a 3/4" meter will incur the following costs:

 

Cost of meter

 

Water Impact Fee

 

Sewer Impact Fee ( if applicable)

 

Water Deposit

Sewer Deposit

Total

$330

 

$700

     

$100

 

$1,130

$330

 

$700

 

$2,700

 

$100

$100

$3,930

                 

An untapped service for a 3/4” meter, will incur the following costs:

 

Cost of meter

 

Water Impact Fee

 

Sewer Impact Fee ( if applicable)

 

Water Deposit

Sewer Deposit

Total

$1,290

 

$700

     

$100

 

$2,090

$1,290

 

$700

 

$2,700

 

$100

$100

$4,890

                 

An existing tapped service with a stubbed out service line for a 1" meter will incur the following costs:

 

Cost of meter

 

Water Impact Fee

 

Sewer Impact Fee ( if applicable)

 

Water Deposit

Sewer Deposit

Total

$430

 

$700

     

$100

 

$1,230

$430

 

$700

 

$2,700

 

$100

$100

$4,030

                 

An untapped service for a 1” meter, will incur the following costs:

 

Cost of meter

 

Water Impact Fee

 

Sewer Impact Fee ( if applicable)

 

Water Deposit

Sewer Deposit

Total

$1,390

 

$700

     

$100

 

$2,190

$1,390

 

$700

 

$2,700

 

$100

$100

$4,990

                   

 

Revised 6/4/2020