Commercial Sewer Rates

Commercial Rates - City of Boise (effective October 1, 2019)

Example of fee calculation with average winter water use of 14.84 ccf for all commercial properties:

2016-2017 Winter Water Use (ccf) (a)14.84
Rate per ccf (b)$4.44
a (use) X b (rate) =$65.88
Add Base Fee$7.79
Total Monthly Fee$73.67

Boise City has different rates for customers discharging sewer at different waste strengths.

Waste Strength RangesRate/ccfGeneral Customer Category
0 - 200$2.60Dry Cleaner, Laundromat
200 - 400$4.43Office Building, Barber Shop
400 - 600$6.38Fast Food Restaurant, Coffee Shop
600 - 800$8.34Supermarket
800 - 1000$10.28No Information Available
1000 - 1500$13.71Wholesale Bakery, Candy Company

Commercial Rates - Bench Customers (effective December 1, 2019)

In 2014, Bench Sewer District consolidated operations with the city of Boise. Per the Bench Sewer District merger agreement, rates for former Bench customers are gradually merging with Boise rates over a five-year period. This the third year of that process.

The rate per ccf and the base fee will increase every year of that process until the billing is equal to a city commercial customer in the same waste category.

Example of fee calculation with average winter water use of 14.84 ccf for all commercial properties:

2016-2017 Winter Water Use (ccf) (a)14.84
Rate per ccf (b)$3.99
a (use) X b (rate) =$59.21
Add Base Fee$7.79
Total Monthly Fee$67.00

Boise City has different rates for customers discharging sewer at different waste strengths.

Waste Strength RangesRate/ccf*General Customer Category
0 - 200$2.51Dry Cleaner, Laundromat
200 - 400$3.99Office Building, Barber Shop
400 - 600$5.59Fast Food Restaurant, Coffee Shop
600 - 800$7.22Supermarket
800 - 1000$8.78No Information Available
1000 - 1500$11.58Wholesale Bakery, Candy Company

*The sewer rate for former Bench Sewer District customers is lower than the rate for Boise City commercial customers because the merger agreement signed in 2014 designated the rates to gradually rise over a five-year period until the rates are equal to a city commercial customer in the same waste category.

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