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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

     2023 Rates 2024 Rates 
    Water base charge $61.30 $67.00
    Water use charge* $40.32 $44.04
    Wastewater base charge and winter water average* $80.08 $85.56
    Stormwater base charge $32.52 $35.60
    Public safety fee $30.00 $30.00
    Total bill (for two months of service) $244.22 $262.20

    *Based on 12 units.
    Utility bills are mailed every other month and reflect service charges for two months.

    Utility rate adjustments

    Council passed a five-year rate schedule in 2022; the next will be effective Jan. 1, 2024. 

    Typical residential utility bills will increase by approximately $17.98 per bill for calendar year 2024.

    Police, Fire and Parks Fee temporary increase

    The City charges a Police, Fire and Parks Fee to help maintain police jobs and keep our fire stations and parks open.

    Effective July 1, 2023: The City Council extended the temporary fee increase at $15 per month to support police, fire and parks services through June 30, 2024.

    • The per-unit fee is charged on utility bills to single-family households, multifamily property owners and businesses.
    • The fee, including the temporary extension, is expected to raise $7.8 million in fiscal year 2023-2024.
    • All this money goes toward paying for police, fire and parks; 95% is dedicated to police and fire, 5% to parks.

    For more information, contact Ann Travers at or 503-618-2325.

    Read more about the Police, Fire and Parks Fee.