Residential water rates are based on actual water usage each
month, according to regular meter readings. Customers are charged a
meter fee based on the size of their meter and $3.93 for each 1,000
gallons of water used.
Sanitary sewer fees pay for the treatment and disposal of more
than 23 billion gallons of wastewater each year. Single-family,
residential sanitary-sewer rates are based on the five-year average
of water usage billed in the months of December, January and
February, or on the current month's water usage, whichever is less.
Under either system, residential customers are charged $6.70 per
1,000 gallons of water used.
Residential customers are charged $6.45 per month to pay for
operations and maintenance of more than 85 detention ponds, plus
other stormwater facilities operated and maintained by the Public
Works Department. Seventy percent of the money raised by the fee
goes toward operations and maintenance of stormwater detention
facilities, stream channels, pumping stations, culverts, ditches
and other drainage facilities. The rest of the money goes toward
small capital projects, utility billing, planning and design
services, indirect costs, franchise fee and administration. In
addition, the City's stormwater detention facilities provide
residents with: open green space for playgrounds, soccer fields and
trails; wetlands and ponds that serve as wildlife habitat;
flood-resistant commercial and residential development; and safer
streets due to drainage improvements.
The City of Tulsa has a pay-as-you-throw residential
refuse program. Rates vary depending on cart size and pick-up
frequency. You can also choose curbside or backyard service. Find
out more online.
EMSAcare Emergency Medical Service Program
Households within Tulsa's city limits will be automatically
enrolled in the EMSAcare medical service program. This means you
and all permanent residents of your household will receive EMSAcare
benefits and pay no out-of-pocket costs for EMSA emergency medical
service program. The cost of $5.45 per month is included on your
City of Tulsa utility bill. Utility customers can opt out during
the opt-out period each year (August 1-31). verbally opt out by
calling (918) 596-9511 or when they first open a utility account
with the City of Tulsa, or by completing a Declaration of
Non-Participation form. For more information, call (918) 396-2888
or visit EMSA
Commercial and Multifamily Rates
For information on commercial, multifamily or outside city rates,
call (918) 596-9511.
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