Sewer fees pay for the operating, maintenance and utility costs as well as capital costs of the City’s wastewater treatment plants and collection system. Sewer fees for the following user groups are based on average cost to treat and are collected on the property tax roll:
|Single family home
| Multiple dwelling
| Mobile home
| Hotels/ RV parks
||$64.50||per room or space
Costs to treat wastewater from commercial properties varies greatly; therefore, sewer fees for commercial users are based on each user’s water consumption and average strength of wastewater for the user group. Sewer fees for commercial users consist of a 1) flat rate and 2) sewer surcharge, which recovers costs that exceed the amount of water consumption allowed for in the flat rate. The minimum sewer charge for all properties is equal to the residential rate.
You can estimate your commercial sewer fee for the 2018-2019 fiscal year with the Commercial sewer surcharge estimator.
If you have questions regarding City of Bakersfield sewer fees call (661) 326-3249 or email staff at email@example.com