New water and sewer rates become effective in the City of Chesapeake on Jan. 1, 2020. The new rates are listed below. Please refer to the City's web page at cityofchesapeake.net/ratechanges or call 382-6352 for more information.
Measuring Water Usage
1 consumption = 748 gallons = 100 cubic feet
|Each Additional Consumption||$5.05||$5.15|
|Sanitary Sewer Service|
|Each Additional Consumption||$4.80||$4.90|
|Bi-Monthly charge for users of the sewer system with
unmetered water connections or private water supply
*This bi-monthly minimum charge is for a 5/8” residential meter and includes six consumptions.
The minimum charge for larger meters varies.
The sewer charge provides for the transmission of wastewater from the residence or business to the Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) transmission lines. HRSD bills separately for treatment. The water and sewer service charges from Chesapeake and sewer treatment charges from HRSD appear together on your
The Public Utilties Department has kept their water and sewer rates the same since 2016 but rising costs are requiring a small increase for 2020. Public Utilities Director David Jurgens recently discussed the increase with Chesapeake Weekly: