The City provides income-based discount programs for those who meet the requirements.  Listed on this page are other ways consumers can reduce their utility bills and become more environmentally responsible.

Utility Discount Programs

Utility Discount Programs Customers who participate in assistance programs such as Heap, Medicaid, food stamps & public housing may be eligible for a discount on their water/sewer bills. Seniors age 60 and older with limited income may also qualify for a discount on electricity & water bills. - learn more

High Bills and Outdoor Seasonal Watering

High Bills and Outdoor Seasonal Watering A high water bill can signal a problem such as a leak, or be the result of seasonal, outdoor water usage (watering the lawn or garden, washing the car, etc). The resources below should help you establish what is average, determine the cause of a high bill and reduce your water usage. Request Toilet Dye Strips - learn more

Meter Outdoor Water Use, Reduce Sewer Charges

Meter Outdoor Water Use, Reduce Sewer Charges Sewer charges are based on water usage and assume all water is discharged to the city’s sewer system. Those using large amounts of water not entering the sewer system (outdoor watering, irrigation systems) could save by installing an auxiliary meter system. The system must be purchased, installed and maintained... - 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

Home Conservation Tips

Home Conservation Tips Conservation practices provide savings for your wallet while protecting the environment. - learn more

Com-Til Compost

Com-Til Compost Com-Til is a dark, rich compost that will break up tough clay soil, add valuable organic matter, provide both macro and micro nutrients, help retain moisture and provide a decorative mulch. The product is made from residual bio-solids from the City of Columbus wastewater treatment plants, yard waste and wood chips. - learn more

What You Can Do to Be More Green

What You Can Do to Be More Green Simple things you can do in your own home or neighborhood to protect our environment and green your world. You may just save a little green in your wallet too. - learn more