REHOBOTH BEACH, Del.- The Rehoboth Beach Commissioners this week approved a new rate structure for the city's water and sewer customers. The commissioners also agreed on a fee for the two utilities which would not come from the usage.

The rates will be effective for bills processed on or after Nov. 1, 2019.

In-town water consumption per 1,000 gallons rate - $6.30

Ready-to-serve by meter size:

  • 1"    $10:45
  • 1.5" $10.24
  • 2"   $12.80
  • 3"   $25.61
  • 4"   $52.21
  • 6"   and larger $102.43

Out-of-town water consumption per 1,000 gallons - $12.60

Ready-to-serve by meter size:

  • 1"    $21.12
  • 1.5" $20.48
  • 2"   $25.60
  • 3"   $51.22
  • 4"   $102.42
  • 6"   and larger $204.86

Breezewood Water Consumption Per 1,000 Gallons - $9.45

Ready-to-serve by meter size: 

  • 1” $15.84
  • 1.5” $15.36
  • 2” $19.20
  • 3” $38.42     
  • 4” $76.82
  • 6’’ and Larger $153.65

Sewer Consumption Per 1,000 Gallons - $14.70

Ready-to-serve by meter size:

  •      1” $31.05
  •      1.5” $30.11
  •      2” $37.63
  •      3” $75.26
  •      4” $150.53
  •      6’’ and Larger $301.06

The new utility rates were recommended in Jan. 2019 by Major Paul Kuhns' working group. The group recommended a fair and equitable rate structure for implementation by the city which would cover anticipated costs for each system for the upcoming years. Rate increases are required for maintenance and rehabilitation of the water and wastewater systems as well as the debt repayment associated with the recently completed ocean outfall. These rates will replace the interim rates the commissioners approved in April 2019. The commissioners also committed to develop and implement a water conservation incentive program.