The City of Bridgeport strives to provide quality, safe and reliable water and wastewater service in a cost effective way, while protecting our public's health and water resources. The City recently hire Schneider Engineering to perform a cost of service study and rate analysis on the water and wastewater utility funds. The study was to determine the rates necessary to fund capital improvements to resolve the water quality issues experienced during the summer and fall months when the manganese and iron levels are high. The findings in the study identified that an increase in water and wastewater utility rates is necessary in order for the City to provide safe and reliable water and wastewater service to customers.
The Bridgeport City Council held three workshops to discuss rate increases of water and wastewater. During the Workshops, the below presentations were presented to give background information on the water and wastewater funds, cost of service study, options for increase in rates. Citizens were encouraged to attend the Workshops to give input and suggestions.
New rates for water and wastewater will begin in April 2018, and will be reflected on the May 2018 bill.
Base Rate- $10 increase
Tier 1 Volume (0 - 3,000 gallons of water)- Established Rate
Tier 2 & 3 Volume (3,000 - 10,000+ gallons of water)- %5 increase
Base Rate- $6 increase
Volume- 10% increase
For more information, please contact the City of Bridgeport at 940-683-3400.