Connection Rates

As of October 1, 2023

The following information is connection rates for water, A.G. meters, sewer, and natural gas in the City of DeFuniak Springs, Florida.

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SEWER

Sewer rates have been adopted per Resolution 2019-20 based on a rate study performed by the Florida Rural Water Association and the current year's price index (7.07%) published by the Florida Public Service Commission. Base rate is established on meter size set at service location 

Positive Displacement Meters

Meter Size

Inside City Limits

outside city limits

¾”

$35.57

$44.47

1”

$49.79

$62.24

1 ½”

$64.02

$80.03

2”

$103.14

$128.92

Turbine Meters

Meter Size

Inside City Limits

outside city limits

2”

$103.14

$128.92

3”

$391.19

$488.97

4”

$497.86

$622.33

6”

$746.80

$933.50

8”

$1031.29

$1,289.10

Billing to increase based on gallons of water consumed

Gallons

Inside City Limits

outside city limits

0-10,000

$8.21 per 1,000 gallon

$10.26 per 1,000 gallon

10,001-20,000

$9.02 per 1,000 gallon

$11.29 per 1,000 gallon

20,001-30,000

$9.92 per 1,000 gallon

$12.40 per 1,000 gallon

30,001-40,000

$10.92 per 1,000 gallon

$13.64 per 1,000 gallon

40,001-50,000

$12.00 per 1,000 gallon

$14.99 per 1,000 gallon

50,0001-

$13.21 per 1,000 gallon

$16.52 per 1,000 gallon

An application for service is to be completed to establish service. Proof of ownership is required. When not the owner, a renter affidavit is required 

WATER

Water rates have been adopted per Resolution 2019-19 based on a rate study performed by the Florida Rural Water Association and the current year price index (7.07%) published by the Florida Public Service Commission

The base rate is established on the meter size set at the service location

Positive Displacement Meters (Residential)

Meter Size

Inside City Limits

outside city limits

¾”

$31.29

$39.11

1”

$43.80

$54.75

1 ½”

$56.31

$70.39

2”

$90.71

$113.39

Turbine Meters

Meter Size

Inside City Limits

outside city limits

2”

$90.71

$113.39

3”

$344.08

$430.11

4”

$437.93

$547.41

6”

$656.89

$821.12

8”

$907.15

$1,133.94

Agricultural Meters- 0-2,000 gallons is not included in the base rate and Sewer charges do not apply to Ag meter consumption

Meter Size

Inside City Limits

outside city limits

¾”

$18.46

$23.06

1”

$30.96

$38.70

1 ½”

$43.48 

$54.34

2”

$77.88

$97.34

3”

$331.25

$414.07

4”

$425.10

$531.38

 3” Hydrant Meter: $331.25 Base – 0-2,000 gallons is not included in the base rate.  Billing increases are based on the consumption rates below

Billing to increase based on gallons consumed

Gallons

Inside City Limits

outside city limits

0-2,000

Included in base rate

Included in base rate

2,001-5,000

$6.42 per 1,000 gallon

$8.02 per 1,000 gallon

5,001-10,000

$7.07 per 1,000 gallon

$8.83 per 1,000 gallon

10,001-

$7.78 per 1,000 gallon

$9.73 per 1,000 gallon

**Utility Service Tax of 10% on total water and gas charges will be applied**

 NATURAL GAS

 Natural Gas rates have been adopted per Resolution 2016-16.

 The base rate for monthly billing are as follows


Residential

Explanation of Charges:

Inside city limits

outside city limits

Base Rate Service Charge

$11.255

$12.380

Volume Charge, per 100 cubic FEet*

1.3121514 +/-

1.24434 +/-

PLus sales tax & utility tax**

 

 

*Gas Cost Adjustment, shall be calculated on a monthly basis from the quantity and cost of purchased gas from the supplier and shall be utilized for all billings made by the City to its customers in the month immediately following the given month for which the gas cost adjustment was completed 

**Utility Service Tax- 10% of total water and gas charges

**Sales Tax- 7.0% of the total commercial gas usage charges

**Gross Receipts Tax- 2.5% of the total gas usage charges, including tax exempt customers 

Commercial

Explanation of Charges:

Inside city limits

outside city limits

Base Rate Service Charge

$16.882

$18.570

Volume Charge, per 100 cubic FEet*

1.1312038 +/-

1.2443288 +/-

PLus sales tax & utility tax**

 

 

*Gas Cost Adjustment, shall be calculated on a monthly basis from the quantity and cost of purchased gas from the supplier and shall be utilized for all billings made by the City to its customers in the month immediately following the given month for which the gas cost adjustment was completed 

**Utility Service Tax- 10% of total water and gas charges

**Sales Tax- 7.0% of the total commercial gas usage charges

**Gross Receipts Tax- 2.5% of the total gas usage charges, including tax-exempt customers

GARBAGE

 Garbage rates have been adopted per Exhibit “A” of the 5-year Waste Management Franchise Agreement executed on March 22, 2021.  Commencing October 1, 2022, and thereafter on the 1st day of October each year, the rates in effect shall be adjusted by the annual percentage change in the Consumer Price Index for Water, Sewer, and Trash CPI (WST CPI) as published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor – 5.41% 10/1/2023.

 Residential Collection and Disposal is at $0.00 charge (for one cart) to inside-limit Residents. 96-gallon cart, residential customer $9.99 (Rate paid to Waste Management by City of DeFuniak) Extra Residential Cart  $4.94 Monthly

 Commercial Cart 1 time pick up per week     $26.35 Monthly

Extra Commercial Cart $13.18 Monthly

 Commercial Dumpster Pricing:

   1x/Week          2x/Week          3x/Week          4x/Week          5x/Week          6x/Week

 2 Yard             $46.33             $92.66             $138.99           $185.34           $231.69           $278.00

 4 Yard             $92.66             $185.34           $278.00           $370.69           $463.35           $556.03

 6 Yard             $138.99           $278.00           $417.03           $556.03           $695.02           $834.02

 8 Yard             $185.34           $370.69           $556.03           $741.37           $926.70           $1,112.04

Commercial customers shall be billed based on the number of pick-ups during any given week and shall be billed to the customer at the pick-up rate above.  The collection fee is per month and is computed by the number of pick-ups per week.

Other Fees:

Casters (2-yard and 4-yard)     $24.16 per event

Lock Charge                                    $12.08 per month

Commercial Overage                   $137.27 per occurrence 

Establishing New Service:

Once it is determined service is available by our Public Works Department and corresponding departments have reviewed with the opportunity to assess appropriate fees, the following may be due, along with any other appropriate fees not itemized.  The Planning Department will review and itemize fees due for connections inside the City limits and for all commercial connections.

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Establishing Existing Service:

Service Provided

Deposit

Connect Fee

WATER ONLY

$60.00

$15.00

AG. METER

$60.00

$15.00

WATER & SEWER

$100.00

$15.00

SEWER ONLY

$50.00

N/A

GAS

$75.00

$20.00

An application for service is to be completed to establish service.  Proof of ownership is required, when not the owner, a Renters Affidavit is required.

INSIDE City Limits:                                                               OUTSIDE City Limits:

3/4” Capacity Fee       $3,616.14                                            3/4” Capacity Fee       $4,520.18

1” Capacity Fee          $3,728.06                                            1” Capacity Fee          $4,660.08

1 ½” Capacity Fee      $3,839.98                                            1 ½” Capacity Fee      $4,799.98

2” Capacity Fee          $4,063.83                                            2” Capacity Fee          $5,079.78

Sewer Capacity Fee    $6,390.65                                            Sewer Capacity Fee    $7,988.31

Gas Tap                       $100.00                                                       Gas Tap                       $100.00

Fire Impact                 $374.22                                                      Bore                            $400.00

Police Impact              $188.14                                                    Deposit                        See Above

Bore                            $400.00                                                         Connect Fee                See Above

Deposit                        See Above                   

Connect fee                 See Above

*All service requiring greater than a ¾” shall be charged at the applicable amount stated plus the prevailing market rates for all materials and equipment required. *


 Agricultural Meters: $400.00 ¾” Tap.  An agricultural meter is installed, in addition to the main water source for the property, for outside water consumption purposes.  A Backflow Prevention Device (RPZ) is required to be installed and tested before connection of meter.  Agricultural meters are not subject to sewer charges.