Your Water Service
It's easy to take water for granted! You turn on your tap and water comes out. It seems the only time we don't take water for granted is when we get our water bill. But, did you know that RPU provides water at some of the lowest rates within the State? And, RPU provides several ways in which you can save and reduce your water bill even further? Check our our Conserve and Save® Water programs.
Single Family Residence
The typical single family residence has a 5/8 – inch meter (some larger homes may have a ¾ or 1-inch meter). Your water bill is a combination of the monthly water customer charge (which is based on meter size) and the amount of water used (the commodity charge). For billing purposes, RPU measures water used in hundred cubic feet (CCF). One CCF is equivalent to approximately 748 gallons. Once CCF is also known as one unit.
The water customer charge is a set charge for all residential customers regardless of water usage. This charge covers the cost to maintain facilities and infrastructure to continue supplying customers with reliable water. This charge can include items such as meters, distribution piping, safety equipment, miscellaneous supplies, and account administration.
|Size of Meter||Rate|
|12.01 and over||$0.875|
In some cases, a service located outside of the Rochester city limits with individual water systems not connected to the City water system shall have a rate 2.0 times the customer and commodity charges.