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Example Utility Bill

In October 2012, Tampa completed the transition to monthly meter reading for all customers.

Below is an example of a City of Tampa Utility bill which includes charges for water, wastewater and solid waste services. Some City of Tampa customers may not receive all three of these services. Please consult your bill to determine which explanations apply to your account.

Example City of Tampa Utility Bill
Example picture of utility bill. Printable PDF version is available below.

The City of Tampa provides potable (drinking) water service to most of Tampa and parts of Hillsborough County and Temple Terrace. Please visit the Water service area map for more details. Reclaimed water service is available in a few neighborhoods of south Tampa. Wastewater services are primarily limited to Tampa City limits, with service in some immediate suburbs. Solid Waste is provided by the City of Tampa within the City limits south of Fowler Avenue, excluding the University and New Tampa areas. Please contact the Utilities Call Center at (813) 274-8811, option #3, or the individual utility department to determine service availability.

 

Number 1 icon Water Customer Class is determined by land use and/or the peak flow rates for commercial and industrial customers. There are separate water rate schedules and usage thresholds for Residential, Apartment, Commercial, Industrial and other non-residential classifications.

Number 2 icon Water Usage History displays the potable (drinking) water recorded by all meters for the account in the previous meter reading cycles; this is not the basis for your charges but is provided for informational purposes only. This history will not include reclaimed water use. The history is rounded to nearest 1000s of gallons for ease of comparison with common efficiency targets; example conversion: 8 ccf x 748 gallons per ccf = 5984 gallons = ~6 gallons (1000s)

Number 3 icon Recorded registered Meter Readings. The previous meter reading is subtracted from the current reading to determine the number of billing units used during the billing period.

Number 4 icon Water is billed in units called CCFs (100 cu. ft.). Each CCF is equal to 748 gallons of water.

Number 5 icon Charges for Reclaimed Water, if available.

Number 6 icon Potable (drinking) water charges at all Tier rates. Tampa's tier rate system was adopted to encourage efficient water use.

Number 7 icon Tampa Bay Water Pass-Through (TBW Pass-Through) is a surcharge to recover the difference between what the City pays to purchase additional water from Tampa Bay Water to meet customer needs and what it costs to produce water at our own facilities. The surcharge is only passed on during times when the City has had to buy water from Tampa Bay Water.

Number 8 icon Water Subtotal is the combined total of all water tier charges and the TBW Pass-Through charge. It reflects total potable water charges during the billing period.

Number 9 icon Wastewater Charge is the charge for collection, treatment and disposal of sewage. For most customers this charge is based on metered flow through the water meter.

Water Rates

Sewer Max/Lawn Credit