Miami water bills can be confusing, even for long-time residents of the region. Here's an examination of the billing rates and processes used by the Miami Dade Water and Sewer Department for residents of our region.
Miami Water Rates
If you obtain your water and sewer service from Miami Dade County, you will receive a monthly bill based on your use of water. The fees charged by the department fall into several categories and you must add them together to determine your total bill.
- Meter Charge: The meter charge is a monthly fee that depends on the size of your meter. Most homes use a 5/8-inch meter, but larger meters have higher fees. The larger the meter, the higher the fees, with the monthly charges for 2-inch meters being much high than those for 1-inch meters.
- Water Usage Charges: You will be charged on a sliding scale based upon your use of water. All measurement is done in increments of one hundred cubic feet (ccf). For usage above a certain threshold, each ccf is charged at a different rate, which will be detailed on your bill.
- Wastewater Base Charge: The base charge for residential wastewater is another flat fee that is charged based on the size of the meter. This charge is in addition to the meter charge.
- Wastewater Usage Charges: As with water use, wastewater is billed on a sliding scale. Again, all measurement is done in increments of one hundred cubic feet (ccf) and for usage above a certain threshold, each ccf is charged at a different rate.
If you have a pool in your yard, you may qualify for a credit that relieves you from paying the wastewater portion of your bill for the water used in your pool.
Contact Miami Dade Water and Sewer
If you have questions about your bill or the water and sewer service, you may contact the Miami Dade Water and Sewer Department online. The website is also the best source for up-to date phone contact information and business hours.