Sewer Usage Rates

 Rates (per 1,000 cubic feet/1 MCF)

Regular Customer

Minimum Monthly Charge $4.17
Volume Charge (Per MCF) $12.53


Homestead Customer

Minimum Monthly Charge $2.47
Volume Charge (Per MCF) $7.43

City of Cleveland Fixed Sewer Rates

Sewer rates help Cleveland Water Pollution Control (WPC) conduct daily maintenance and repairs to the city’s aging sewer infrastructure, including 12 pump stations.

Residential properties within the city of Cleveland are assessed a fixed sewer maintenance rate per month. Properties with larger meters are assessed at a higher rate. The funds also help us address sewer issues more proactively and better plan service to Cleveland residents and business owners.

Currently, about 27% of the city’s 1,436 miles of storm and wastewater sewer lines are more than 100 years old. More frequently there are problems with collapsing sewer pipes that cause street cavings and sometimes there is street and basement flooding because of blockages and sewer line breaks.

A rate discount program is available for senior citizens or income-eligible customers who are homeowners and may need assistance. For more information about the Cleveland Homestead Program, go to Cleveland Homestead Program or call (216)664-2513.


Fixed Monthly Sewer Rates

Pipe Size Amount
.50" to 1" $6.00
1 1/2" to 2" $18.30
3" to 4" $46.70
6" $86.70
8" $123.30
12" $183.30
Homestead Discount Program $3.60


Customer Service Rep working at computer

Contact customer service at (216) 664-2513 when you observe:

  • Street flooding.
  • Blocked or damaged storm drains/catch basins.
  • Missing storm drain covers, manhole covers or broken grates.
  • A caved-in street.
  • A hole in a tree lawn.
  • Anyone pouring or putting anything into a catch basin or storm drain or dumping trash.