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What are the rates for my water?

  • There shall be and there are hereby established for the use of services rendered by the Waterworks system of the City of Lebanon, the following rates and charges, based upon the amount of water supplied during each monthly billing period:

To view the Ordinance 10-10 Water Rate Increase click here

Consumption Per Month Rate Per 100 Cubic Feet
First 500 Cubic Feet $4.69
Next 1,000 Cubic Feet $4.17
Next 2,000 Cubic Feet $3.59
Next 4,000 Cubic Feet $3.02
Next 8,000 Cubic Feet $2.35
Over 15,000 Cubic Feet $1.87

Each user shall pay a minimum monthly charge in accordance with the size of meter installed for which the user will be entitled to the quality of water set out in the above schedule of rates.

Minimum Charge
Meter Size
Cubic Ft. Allowed Per Month
5/8 – 3/4 inch meter 300 $14.07
1 inch meter 614 $28.20
1 1/4 inch meter 1,285 $56.18
1 1/2 inch meter 1,776 $75.06
2 inch meter 2,825 $112.72
3 inch meter 6,422 $225.19
4 inch meter 12,478 $374.73
6 inch meter 31,764 $749.89
8 inch meter 50,822 $1106.27

Public Fire Protection

The amount to be paid by the City of Lebanon for fire hydrant rental shall be $478.94 per hydrant per year, payable semi-annually.

Private Fire Protection

Hydrant Rental- each per annum $ 478.94

Automatic Sprinklers as Follows:

Connection Size(per year billed monthly)

5/8 inch $6.13
3/4 inch $8.76
1 inch $15.72
1 1/4 inch $24.46
1 1/2 inch $35.25
2 inch $62.65
3 inch $140.91
4 inch $250.54
6 inch $563.72
8 inch $1002.16
10 inch $1,565.88
12 inch $2,254.79
  • Tapping Fees.No connection to the City’s water works system shall be allowed until a permit is obtained and payment of Availability Fees, Connection Fees, and Inspection Fees have been made to the City, or if applicable, payments have been arranged in ordinance with Section 2(c) of this Ordinance.
  • “Availability Fee”is the charge to a user for a new connection to or additional water usage from an existing connection to the City’s water works system and is charged as a pro rata cost of construction of all water distribution mains and appurtenances to serve the property of the connecting user and is charged in return for the City making available to such user the City’s water supply system consisting of all facilities and operations necessary to provide potable water of such user. The amount of the Availability Fee shall be as follows:
Residential User All Other Users
$ 2,000 per EDU $ 2,000 per EDU

Equivalent dwelling unit (EDU) is defined as the average use of a single family dwelling over one calendar year. EDU determinations for water users other than single family dwellings shall be determined in accordance with 327 IAC Article 8.

Where a project charge or recoupment agreement charge has been established prior to the date of this Ordinance, the project charge or recoupment agreement charge shall apply. The cost of distribution systems constructed after the date of this Ordinance by someone other than the City under a written agreement with the City may be credited against the Availability Fee. The decision to allow such credit and the amount of the credit shall be made solely at the discretion of the City.

  • “Connection Fee”is the charge to a user for a new or additional connection to the City’s water works system and is charged the actual cost of construction of all local and/or water service lines adequate to serve the property of the connecting user. The connection Fee shall be dependent on the water meter size and shall include the actual cost of the meter and supplies required for said connection.
  • “Inspection Fee”is the charge to a user for a new or additional connection to the City’s water works system for the cost of inspecting said connection to the water works. The Inspection Fee shall be as follows:
Residential User All Other Users
$ 50.00 $ 100.00
  • “Repair Inspection Fee”is the charge to a user for inspecting a needed repair or replacement of an existing water service line. The Repair Inspection Fee shall be as follows:
Residential User All Other Users
$ 50.00 $ 100.00
  • Payment of the Availability Fee, the Connection Fee, and the Inspection Fee shall be made at the following times:
  • For new construction connections or additional water usage from existing water connections requiring plat or plan approval, one-half of the Availability Fee or $1,000 per EDU shall be paid at the time of signing the record plat or detail plan approval, or conditional se approval. The remaining one-half of the Availability Fee or $ 1,000 per EDU, the entire Connection Fee, and the entire Inspection Fee shall be paid before the issuance of a building permit;
  • For all existing sewage connections with additional water usage not requiring plat or plan approval, the Availability Fee, the Connection Fee, and the Inspection Fee shall be paid in full before the additional usage is provided for by the City’s water system;
  • For all users repairing or replacing a water service line or existing water connections with no additional water usage, the Repair Inspection Fee shall be paid in full before issuance of a repair permit.

How can I help maintain safe drinking water?

As a citizen, you can help protect our drinking water supply by doing the following:

  • Read labels and follow all directions on household chemicals and any other hazardous products used around your home or business.
  • Clean up your property. Properly dispose of any outdated or unused household chemicals stored in your basement, garage or barn.
  • The Boone County Solid Waste Management District provides household hazardous waste collection events in Boone County. These events are usually held in May and August and provide an opportunity for residents to safely manage and dispose of a variety of household wastes. For more information on collection locations and dates, visit the website at http://www.boonecounty.in.gov/, call 765-483-0687, or e-mail bcswmd@co.boone.in.us.
  • Learn more about groundwater protection and your drinking water source by contacting the Indiana Department of Environmental Management at (317) 308-3388 or visit their website at http://www.in.gov/idem/.

How can I help maintain safe drinking water?

As a citizen, you can help protect our drinking water supply by doing the following:

  • Read labels and follow all directions on household chemicals and any other hazardous products used around your home or business.
  • Clean up your property. Properly dispose of any outdated or unused household chemicals stored in your basement, garage or barn.
  • The Boone County Solid Waste Management District provides household hazardous waste collection events in Boone County. These events are usually held in May and August and provide an opportunity for residents to safely manage and dispose of a variety of household wastes. For more information on collection locations and dates, visit the website at http://www.boonecounty.in.gov/, call 765-483-0687, or e-mail bcswmd@co.boone.in.us.
  • Learn more about groundwater protection and your drinking water source by contacting the Indiana Department of Environmental Management at (317) 308-3388 or visit their website at http://www.in.gov/idem/.