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Utility Rates

  • Utility rates pay to operate the city's public water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure systems and the future replacement of those systems.

    Our goals are long-term quality service and affordable rates for customers.

    The City Council approves rates.

    Current Rates

    Typical rates for a home in Gresham

     2019 Rates 2020 Rates 
    Water base charge $48.32 $50.74
    Water use charge (based on 12 units)  $31.68 $33.24
    Wastewater base charge $66.16 $69.16
    Stormwater base charge $24.24 $25.94
    Public safety fee $15.00 $15.00
    Total bill (for two months of service) $185.40 $194.08


    Utility rate adjustments

    Council passed a five-year rate schedule in 2017; the next increase is effective Jan. 1, 2020.

    Typical residential utility bills will increase by approximately $8.68 per bill for calendar year 2020.

    • Jan. 1, 2020
    • Jan. 1, 2019
    • Jan. 1, 2018
    Jan. 1, 2020
    • Stormwater: 7.01%
    • Wastewater: 4.53%
    • Water: 4.97%
    Jan. 1, 2019
    • Stormwater:  7.07%
    • Wastewater:  4.16%
    • Water:  5.24%
    Jan. 1, 2018
    • Stormwater: 6.8%
    • Wastewater: 5.1%
    • Water: 4.5%