Water Rates

Water rates at Springfield Utility Board (SUB) are very competitive. Your particular rate will be determined by where you are located and the kind of service you have. SUB works diligently on behalf of Springfield ratepayers to balance low rates with good, long-term stewardship of the water utility.

Residential Water Rate Inside City Limits

The current rate went into effect 1-1-23 for bills rendered on or after 2-1-23.

Click here for a detailed SUB Water Rates 2023 (PDF) or call SUB’s billing department at (541) 744-3795 for more information.

October to May

  • Basic charge: $23.10 per month for 3/4 inch meter inside city limits
  • Usage charge: varies by number of units of water consumed (one unit is 748 gallons)
    • First 13 units: $ 2.526 per unit
    • Units 14 and over: $ 2.679 per unit

Note: the typical residential customer uses about 3-4 units per household member

Summer Irrigation Rate – June to September

To encourage water conservation during peak demand months, a Summer Irrigation Rate is in effect for bills rendered June through September. The basic charge remains the same; however, units* of water are charged using this schedule:

  • First 13 units: $ 2.526 per unit
  • Units 14 to 100: $ 2.679 per unit
  • Units 101 and over: $ 2.902 per unit

* One unit equals 748 gallons of water


  • Service charge to start/switch service: $25*
  • Service charge to stop service: $0

*A refundable security deposit may be required. See our Start/Stop Service page for more information.

For information on how to conserve water during the hot summer months, visit our Saving Water page.