Sewer Rates



WHEREAS, Ordinance No. 1737 provides for the establishment of sewer rates by resolution of the City Council, now, therefore, BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Hermiston that the following sewer rate schedules be adopted:

As of March 1, 2020:

  Monthly Base Rate

Calculated Monthly Usage Rate (per 1,000 gallons)

Residential $35.63


Commercial  $35.63


The Monthly Base Rate, and the Calculated Monthly Usage Rate, shall be adjusted each March 1, effective March 1, 2020, by an amount equal to the year to year percentage change in the Engineering News-Record Construction Cost (20-city average) Index as of December of the preceding calendar year.

Calculated Monthly Usage shall be established each March based on the customer's average monthly winter water usage for the most recent December, January, and February time frame.

New customers who begin service between February 1 and November 30 shall be billed at an assumed Monthly Usage of 5,000 gallons per month.

New customers who begin service between December 1 and January 30 shall be billed at an assumed Monthly Usage of 5,000 gallons per month until a new Calculated Monthly Usage is established using the average of all full months of service received in December through February.

For relief of those residents who are experiencing a financial hardship, a Reduced Utility Rate application may be obtained at City Hall for a reduced monthly charge calculated at 50 percent (of the base rate of their water and recycled (sewer) water bill).

Commercial independent discharge users must operate and maintain independent wastewater disposal facilities which are currently licensed by the State of Oregon for the disposal of wastewater. During all times when approved and licensed wastewater facilities are operable, the rate for discharge to the public treatment works will be based on the actual metered flow of discharge.

The metered users of the class will provide access to City personnel to read the meter in each billing period. They will also provide an annual calibration and certification of the metering device from an individual certified for such verification.

Section 2: Resolution No. 2049 is superseded effective March 1, 2019, as this resolution is effective March 1, 2019.

Dated this 8th day of October, 2018. CITY OF HERMISTON