The preliminary water/sewer rate study will be released Nov. 15, 2022. The public comment period starts Nov. 15th and ends Dec. 5th. A copy of the rate study, along with explanatory materials, is filed with the City Clerk’s Office, as well as available online at the link below. Comments can be sent to the City Clerk's office at 300 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
View Water and Sewer Rate Study Information
We use a complex, but transparent, method to determine the rates for the Grand Rapids Water System. Changes to the rates are effective the 1st of each year, after a study, review and approval process. Users, customer communities and the City Commission are all involved in this process.
The main reason for the study is to set rates to meet revenue needs. We calculate our revenue needs using historical costs. We then adjust these to account for known increases and decreases in costs. We have created a video that explains in more detail how we determine water and sewer rates.
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The 2022 Preliminary Rate Study is now available.
Preliminary Rate Study(PDF, 3MB)
Water and Sewer Rate Studies
2022 Preliminary Rate Study(PDF, 3MB)
Citizen's Guide to the 2022 Preliminary Rate Study(PDF, 846KB)