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Income-based & senior discount programs, emergency relief & CARES Act fuds are offered as well as information to reduce utility bills through conservation, high bill investigation, payment arrangements & more. Learn More...

Find current utility rates, charts that detail the various service charges, fees associated with connecting to city water and/or sewer, fire hydrants, power, festival rates & more. Average costs includes what an average bill runs, running toilets & faucets, outdoor watering and filling a swimming pool.

Customer Portal & Paperless Billing Options

Customer Portal & Paperless Billing Options Visit our Customer Portal to sign up for eBill, pay online with a check or credit card, auto pay and more.  - learn more

2023 Utility Rates

2023 Utility Rates View the 2023 rate chart (effective 1/1/2023) for residential & commercial usage, service charges, fire protection & master meter communities. Also, learn how rates are set and about averages costs (leaks, outdoor watering, residential bills and more). - learn more

Water Connection Charges

Water Connection Charges Tapping charges, meter charges and system capacity charges, based on size of tap, meter and location are provided. Includes associated forms required for connecting to city water services. - learn more

Sewer Connection Charges

Sewer Connection Charges To verify if a property is eligible for sanitary sewer service from the City of Columbus, please contact DOSD's Permit Desk 614-645-7490. Connection charges, permit fees & additional information follows. - learn more

Cross-Connection Backflow Control

Cross-Connection Backflow Control To ensure there is no cross-connection or back siphoning of contaminated water into the main water supply, those with irrigation systems, auxiliary meters, car washes, pools and others are required to install a backflow prevention device which must be tested annually by a certified contractor. - learn more

Private Sewer Agreement

Private Sewer Agreement This form is required to obtain permission to construct a private sanitary sewer discharging into the City Sewerage System, in accordance with City Standard Specifications. More About Private Sewer Agreement   - learn more

Sewer Construction Inspection Deposit Rates

Sewer Construction Inspection Deposit Rates Construction inspection deposit rates are provided for sanitary and storm sewer projects. Includes a description of how the deposit amount is calculated.Deposit Rates
Construction Inspection Application & Deposit Form - learn more

Fire Hydrants

Fire Hydrants Temporary hydrant use permits are available for new construction, nurseries, filling community swimming pools, water hauling, dust control & demolition. Find available hydrants, contact info, permit request form, fire protection rates & more.  - learn more

Electricity Commercial Services Rates for electricity, private area lighting, festival connections, special charges and a glossary of terms are included. - learn more

Meter Reading & Bill Calculation

Meter Reading & Bill Calculation It is recommended you check the meter and remote reader at least once a year, taking the reading from each device to compare with one another. Learn how to find and read your meter and calculate bills. This is especially useful if you receive an unusually high or low bill. Also, learn where the shut-off valve is; you may need this in an emergency if you have a water leak. - learn more

Bill Payment

Bill Payment

Pay Online and other ways/locations to pay your utility bill. Check for unpaid sewer charges, learn how to reduce your bill, or complete a Tenant Billing Agreement.             

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