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Since 2014, the EFC has surveyed nearly all of the rate-charging water and wastewater utilities in Alabama. Utilities are invited to provide their current water and wastewater rates. The EFC compiles the rates data with information on utilities’ key financial performance indictors, system characteristics, community socioeconomics, and other data. The Alabama Department of Environmental Management funds this work to provide utilities across the state with the most comprehensive resources that can be used for benchmarking, rate-setting, financial decision-making, and communication. The information is compiled in the AL Water and Wastewater Rates Dashboard, downloadable spreadsheets, and a summary report.

Surveys included rates data in 2014 (452 utilities), 2016 (448 utilities), and 2019 (487 utilities).

Report on Rates Across the State

Water and wastewater rate setting is one of local government’s most important environmental and public health responsibilities. This report aims to provide utility professionals and public officials with an up-to-date summary of current statewide rate structures and trends. This report answers frequently asked questions about what utilities are charging, rate structure designs, increases to rates, affordability, and more. The latest version, summarizing water and wastewater rates in January 2019, includes rates information from 487 rate-charging utilities in Alabama, serving 97% of utility customers in the state. All reports are in PDF format.

Report by year of rates: 2019  2016  2014

Tables of Rates Data

Spreadsheets of data are available to download. The data tables list each utility’s residential and non-residential water, wastewater, and residential irrigation rate structure details, inside and outside town limits, as well as the monthly-equivalent bills computed at different consumption levels. All rates data displayed on the AL Water and Wastewater Rates Dashboard are available in these downloadable Microsoft Excel files.

Tables of rates by year: 2019  2016  2014


View the interactive AL Water and Wastewater Rates Dashboard.

Download Full Report for Alabama Water And Wastewater Rates Information Download Spreadsheet View The Dashboard

Accessibility Statement

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill believes everyone in our community deserves equal access to information. Alabama Water And Wastewater Rates Information is available to provide data to make decisions for public policy. We are committed to creating an inclusive digital experience. If you are unable to access this information, please contact the Environmental Finance Center for more options.


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