Rates for Trash, Water & Sewer

Example of a typical monthly water/sewer/garbage bill for single family residential customers 2018:

  • Water Usage in Gallons: 6,000
  • Water/Sewer: $72.93
  • Curbside Garbage: $14.33
  • Total Bill: $87.62

Your monthly water and sewer charges are composed of two parts:  the Base Charge and the Quantity Charge. The base charge and quantity charge for each category are shown separately on the monthly bill.

Current Rates

Water and Sewer Base Charge Rates

The Base Charge for water and wastewater is a fixed charge and is determined by meter size and/or number of units. It covers the cost of services that must be provided regardless of usage, such as Meter Reading, Billing and Customer Service, as well as fixed costs at the Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants.

Individual Meter Rates

Meter Size Water Wastewater Private Fire Service
5/8" x 3/4" $9.45 $22.54 N/A
3/4" $12.78 $32.29 N/A
1" $19.45 $51.73 $3.30
1 1/2" $36.14 $100.40 $4.40
2" $56.16 $158.78 $5.75
3" $102.87 $295.04 $8.85
4" $169.59 $489.68 $13.25
6" $336.42 $976.28 $24.30
8" $536.62 $1,560.22 $37.55
10" $770.17 $2,241.47 $53.00
12" $1,437.48 $4,187.89 $97.15

Master Meter (Per Unit)

Service Water Wastewater
Detached Single Family $7.11 $20.34
Condo/Apartment $5.09 $13.61
Mobile Home/Travel Trailer $3.89 $10.88

Water & Sewer Quantity Charge Rates

Potable Water Quantity Charge

The Potable Water Quantity Charge applies to the amount of water used per month and is expressed in thousands of gallons (kgal). This charge covers the cost of operating the potable water distribution system and variable costs at the Water Treatment Plant, such as chemicals and electricity.

Quantity Charge Rates per 1,000 Gallons

Individual Residential Meters

  • First 6,000 gallons: $2.28
  • Next 9,000 gallons: $2.85
  • Next 5,000 gallons: $6.84
  • Over 20,000 gallons: $10.27

Master Metered Single Family Dwellings

  • First 6,000 gallons: $ 2.28
  • Next 9,000 gallons: $2.85
  • Next 5,000 gallons: $6.84
  • Over 20,000 gallons: $10.27

Master Metered Condos/Apartments

  • First 4,500 gallons: $2.28
  • Next 6,500 gallons: $2.85
  • Over 11,000 gallons: $6.84

Master Metered Mobile Home and Travel Trailer Parks

  • First 3,600 gallons: $2.28
  • Next 5,400 gallons: $2.85
  • Over 9,000 gallons: $6.84

Non-Residential

  • Commercial/Industrial: $2.28
  • Large User: $1.89

Irrigation – 1” and Smaller

  • First 5,000 gallons: $2.28
  • Next 15,00 gallons: $6.84
  • Over 20,000 gallons: $10.27

Irrigation – 1 ½” and Larger

  • First 5,000 gallons: $2.28
  • Next 10,000 gallons: $2.85
  • Next 15,000 gallons: $3.68
  • Next 30,000 gallons: $5.66
  • Next 40,000 gallons: $6.84
  • Over 100,000 gallons: $10.27

Wastewater (Sewer) Quantity Charge

The Wastewater (Sewer) Quantity Charge is based on 100% of water usage, and the maximum monthly wastewater charge for residential individually metered customers is capped at 10,000 gallons of potable water consumption. This charge covers the cost of operating the wastewater collection system and variable costs at the three Wastewater Treatment Plants, such as chemicals and electricity. 

Residential and Non-Residential – Individual Meters: $5.03

  • Retail is billed at 100% of water consumption
  • Residential individually metered customers are capped at 10,000 gallons/month

Reclaimed Water Rates

Agricultural facilities including nurseries: 11 cents

Large recreational facilities and golf courses: 21 cents

Governmental facilities including schools: 36 cents

Large commercial, industrial and utility facilities (greater than 500,000 gallons/day): 36 cents

Residential and commercial common areas: 36 cents

Master metered residential and commercial: 36 cents

Individual metered residential, commercial and industrial: 89 cents

Solid Waste (Garbage) Rates

Waste Management and Waste Pro provide solid waste and recycling services to unincorporated Manatee County.  Their franchise agreement covers the pickup and removal of solid waste, yard waste and recyclable materials.

Standard Residential Service* Monthly Rate

Standard curbside solid waste collection: $14.33, includes:

  • Curbside solid waste (pickup twice a week) @ $8.07/month
  • Curbside recyclable materials (pickup once a week) @ $3.11/month
  • Curbside yard waste (pickup once a week) @ $3.15/month

*Containers must be 32 gallons or less and may not weigh more than 50 lbs.

Standard non-curbside solid waste collection (including curbside recycling and curbside yard waste): $32.98

Standard multi-family recyclable materials collection: $3.11

Non-Standard Service

  • White goods / appliances: $31.39/item
  • Waste tires collection – more than two  tires: $19.13/event
  • E-scrap collection: $19.13/event
  • Extraordinary services: $38.25/event

Commercial Service Rate

  • Commercial can – 32 gallons and smaller (twice weekly): $20.19 can/month
  • Bulk Collection (per pickup): $21.03/cubic yard

Facility Investment Fee Schedule

Facility investment fees are the capital costs of the facilities necessary to distribute or collect and treat the volume purchased by a typical customer in each class of customer.

Facility investment fees are paid during the building permit application process and therefore are paid to the local jurisdiction issuing the building permit.

Rate Resolutions and Ordinances

For more detail regarding Manatee County Utility Rates, please access the following links to the current rate resolutions for Water, Sewer and Solid Waste, as well as the governing ordinance for Water and Sewer.  All documents are in Adobe .pdf format.

  • Ordinance 10-70: Facility Investment Fee Ordinance
  • Ordinance 14-09: Governing ordinance regarding rates, fees and charges for water and sewer
  • Ordinance 13-35: Cross Connection Backflow Prevention Ordinance
  • Ordinance 15-22: Wastewater Facility Investment Fee Ordinance
  • R14-23: Cross Connection Control (Backflow) Rate Resolution
  • R14-155: 2016 Water/Wastewater (Sewer) Rate Resolution
  • R17-002: 2017 Water/Wastewater (Sewer) Rate Resolution
  • R17-003: 2018 Water/Wastewater (Sewer) Rate Resolution
  • R15-56: 2015 Solid Waste (Garbage) Rate Resolution
  • R15-55: Solid Waste Landfill Tipping Fees Resolution