Water Rates

As a not-for-profit, publicly owned utility, McMinnville Water and Light provides water to customers at cost, and raises rates only when necessary. Prices are based on the costs to serve our community with high quality, reliable water service. We work hard to control costs and operate as efficiently as possible.

The following rate categories represent the majority of MW&L customers and are a brief summarization of the actual rate schedules. Download the complete set of Water Rate Schedules (PDF).

The rates are effective October 1, 2023.

Inside City Limits
  • Customer Charge (based on meter size):
    • 5/8” and ¾”:  $14.80
    • 1”:                 $21.28
    • 1.5”:              $30.00
    • 2”:                 $49.00
    • Over 2”:        see rate schedule
  • Consumption Charge 0-1,000 cubic feet:       $1.7329 per 100 cubic feet
  • Consumption Charge Over 1,000 cubic feet: $1.9710 per 100 cubic feet

For example, a customer with ¾” water meter using 1,500 cubic feet/month:

$14.80  (Customer Charge)
$17.33  (10*$1.7329 Water Consumption Charge)
$  9.86  (5*$1.9710 Water Consumption Charge)
$41.99  Total Water Charges

Outside City Limits
  • Customer Charge (based on meter size):
    • 5/8” and ¾”:   $29.60
    • 1”:                    $42.56
    • 1.5”:                 $60.00
    • 2”:                    $98.00
    • Over 2”:           see rate schedule
  • Consumption Charge 0-1,000 cubic feet:       $3.4659 per 100 cubic feet
  • Consumption Charge Over 1,000 cubic feet: $3.9420 per 100 cubic feet

For example, a customer with ¾” water meter using 1,500 cubic feet/month:

$29.60 (Customer Charge)
$34.66 (10*$3.4659 Water Consumption Charge)
$19.71 (5*$3.9420 Water Consumption Charge)

$83.97 Total Water Charges

Bulk Water

Customer Charge:                                          $18.50

Consumption Charge 0-1,000 cubic feet:       $3.4659 per 100 cubic feet

Consumption Charge Over 1,000 cubic feet: $3.9420 per 100 cubic feet

Other Water Charges

Fire Line Charge ($ monthly per inch- inside city limits):      $8.84

Fire Line Charge ($ monthly per inch- outside city limits):  $17.68

Temporary Hydrant Meter:

$125.00 application fee + 3” monthly meter charge + actual water consumption charges

Sewer Rates

Sewer rates are administered and approved by the City of McMinnville.

For sewer-related questions, please call (503) 434-7313.

Related Links

Electric and Water Rate Sheet (PDF)