Utility Rates

Utility rate adjustments support quality services

For the recent utility rate adjustment effective January 1, 2016 typical residential utility bills will see an increase of approximately $5.06 every two months.

In 2015 Council passed a three-year utility rate schedule; the first increase was effective July 1, 2015.

Utility Rate Adjustment 
July 1, 2015 Stormwater: 2.5% Wastewater: 4.5% Water: 3%
January 1, 2016 Stormwater: 2.5% Wastewater: 4.5% Water: 3%
January 1, 2017 Stormwater: 2.5% Wastewater: 4.5% Water: 3%


Utility rates fund the cost of operating and maintaining the City's critical water, stormwater and wastewater infrastructure systems and the future replacement of those systems, and are the primary revenue source for providing these utility services.

Adjustments to these stormwater, wastewater and water utility rates are guided by annual utility finance plans and approved by City Council.

The City's goal is to find a balance that leads to long-term sustainability of quality services as well as competitive, affordable rates for our customers, both now and into the future.


Typical bill for a home in Gresham  (each bill reflects two months of service)

2015 Rates 2016 Rates

Water base charge
Water use charge (based on 12 units)

(Read more about residential water utility rates.)






Wastewater base charge 

(Read more about residential wastewater utility rates.)

$54.98 $57.72

Stormwater base charge 

(Read more about residential stormwater utility rates.)

$20.18 $20.68

Public Safety Fee 

(Read more about the Public Safety Fee.)

$15.00 $15.00
Total Bill (for two months of service) $158.68  $163.74