Water Utility Billing Rates

Utility Billing Rates

The quarterly utility bill includes multiple services provided by the City of West Allis. The charges for the services are detailed below.

Water Rates (Usage Charge)

Water usage charge is the cost of the water used. The charge is based on metered consumption and is billed in CCF (hundred cubic feet). One CCF is equal to approximately 748 gallons of water.

The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) approves rates for the West Allis Municipal Water Utility. The water rates are effective as of October 1, 2017.

Usage Charge
Old Rate
New Rate
First 100 CCF$2.26 per CCF$2.42 per CCF
Next 4,900 CCF$2.15 per CCF$2.32 per CCF
Next 5,000 CCF$2.10 per CCF$2.18 per CCF
Over 10,000 CCF$2.04 per CCF$2.08 per CCF

Water Rates (Basic Service Charge)

The basic service charge is the cost of meter reading and maintenance, public fire protection including use of hydrants, and ensuring an adequate water supply that may be demanded for extinguishing fires. The quarterly service charge is based on the size of the water meter at the property.

Meter Size
Old Rate
New Rate
Meter Size
Old Rate
New Rate
5/8" or ¾"$33.93$37.053"$170.45$198
1 ¼"$64.31$726"$367.93$450
1 ½"$77.34$88.508"$515.58$648

Sanitary Sewer Charges

City sanitary sewer charge covers the cost of maintenance and operation of the City of West Allis sewer system. Costs are based on the volume of sewage that must be treated. Charges are based on the consumption of metered water to determine the amount of sewage each property discharges into the system. New sanitary sewer rates are effective as of January 1, 2018.

Old Rate
New Rate
0-10 CCF$17.50 minimum charge$19.50 minimum charge
Over 10 CCF$1.75 per CCF$1.95 per CCF

Metro Sewer Charges

Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) is a pass-through charge to cover the operation and maintenance costs of the MMSD sewerage

treatment facilities and conveyance systems. Usage is determined by the consumption of metered water for commercial and residential properties with 3 or more units. The charge is a flat rate for single family and duplex properties. New MMSD rates are effective as of January 1, 2019.

Old Rate
New Rate
Residential Single Family$31.68$32.28
Residential Duplex$50.61$55.23
Commercial/Residential 3+ Units
  • Connection Charge (flat rate)
  • Usage Charge
$1.63 per CCF
$1.66 per CCF

Storm Water Charges

The utility bill includes a flat fee to cover maintenance and operation of the storm sewer system. The quarterly charge is based on equivalent residential units (ERU). Residential properties with 1-3 units are assigned ERU quantity per chart below. Commercial and residential properties with 4 or more units have ERU quantities determined by square footage of impervious area. One ERU is equal to 1,827 square feet of impervious area. The charge per ERU is $20.58. Storm water rates are effective as of January 1, 2017.

Number ERU
Single Family1$20.58
Three Family1.5$30.87
Commercial/4+ FamilyVaries$20.58 per ERU

Solid Waste & Recycling Charges

The utility bill includes one flat waste management fee. This fees plus the partial funding from the State for the state mandated city recycling program provide covers the costs of collection and disposal of recycling and garbage. The charge is billed per residential unit.

Billing Schedule
Single FamilyQuarterly$22.50
Three FamilyQuarterly$67.50
Four Family (Recycling only)Quarterly$44.20
Mobile Home (individually metered)Quarterly$22.50
Mobile Home (not individually metered)Monthly (not on utility bill)