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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

     2022 Rates 2023 Rates 
    Water base charge $56.08 $61.30
    Water use charge* $36.84 $40.32
    Wastewater base charge and winter water average* $75.04 $80.08
    Stormwater base charge $29.72 $32.52
    Public safety fee $30.00 $30.00
    Total bill (for two months of service) $227.68 $244.22

    *based on 12 units

    Utility rate adjustments

    Council passed a five-year rate schedule in 2022; the next will be effective Jan. 1, 2023. 

    Typical residential utility bills will increase by approximately $16.54 per bill for calendar year 2023.

    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 Jan. 4, 2022 Gresham City Council approved extension of the temporary fee increase (from $7.50 to $15 per month) to support police, fire and parks services through June 30, 2023. The fee hadn't changed since its adoption in 2012, while costs to provide police, fire and parks services have grown. The per-unit fee in charged on utility bills to single-family households, multifamily property owners and businesses. The temporary fee increase is expected to raise $1.8 million in fiscal year 2021-22 (January to June), for a total of $5.7 million. All of this money goes toward paying for police, fire and parks; 95% is dedicated to police and fire, 5% to parks. The fee will raise $7.5 million when in place for the full fiscal year of June 2022 to July 2023. 

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

    Read more about the police, fire and parks fee.