Residential Rates

As a public utility, Huntsville Utilities answers directly to the people we serve – our customers. We remain operationally efficient and we continually pursue cost-saving measures in order to keep our rates as low as possible. Our decisions are based on what is best for our customers.

Electric

Schedule RS | Effective April 1, 2014
Applicability: Single Family Dwellings

Character of Service:
Alternating current, single-phase, 60 hertz. Power shall be delivered at a service voltage available in the vicinity or agreed to by Distributor. Multiphase service shall be supplied in accordance with Distributor’s standard policy.

Huntsville Utilities Electric Rates are a combination of Energy Charges plus Customer Charge as set out below:

Monthly Charges
Customer Charge
(Availability):
Energy Charge
$8.88 First 1,400 kWh: $0.08979 per kWh
Over 1,400 kWh: $0.09794 per kWh

Water

Inside Huntsville City Limits, Irrigation Meters | Effective October 2013

Huntsville Utilities Water Rates are a combination of Consumption Charges plus Availability Charges as set out below:

Monthly Charges
Availability Charge: Based on instaled meter size
1″ meter or less $7.84
1 1/2″ meter $24.15
2″ meter $36.65
Consumption Charge
First 3,000 gallons: $1.29 per 1,000 gallons
Next 3,000 gallons: $1.66 per 1,000 gallons
Next 6,000 gallons: $1.85 per 1,000 gallons
Over 12,000 gallons: $2.69 per 1,000 gallons
All Sprinkler: $2.69 per 1,000 gallons

Outside Huntsville City Limits
Rates are the same as Madison County Water rates.

Monthly Charges
Minimum Monthly Bill based on installed meter size
1″ and smaller $10.00
1 1/2″ & 2″ $30.00
3″ $50.00
4″ and up $100.00

 

Consumption Charge
First 2,500 gallons: $2.50 per 1,000 gallons
Next 2,500 gallons: $3.75 per 1,000 gallons
Next 5,000 gallons: $3.50 per 1,000 gallons
Next 40,000 gallons: $3.25 per 1,000 gallons
All over 50,000 gallons $6.48 per 1,000 gallons

Note: Huntsville Utilities serves as a billing agent for the City of Huntsville Sewer, the Madison County Water Department, and the City of New Hope water and sewer. If you have any questions regarding the rates or services their offices will need to be contacted.

Gas

Effective December 1, 2012 | Residential Rate Schedule | Applicability: Single Family Dwellings

Monthly Charges
Customer Charge (availability): Consumption Charge
$4.50 $8.71 per 1,000 cubic feet

How are rates determined?

Electric Rates
Huntsville Utilities is a distributor of electric power purchased from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Electric customers are billed a fixed availability charge that corresponds to the customer class (residential, commercial, industrial etc.) and a variable usage charge based on meter readings collected each month. The electric rates change periodically based on fuel costs associated with TVA’s cost of operating the generation plants on the system. All of the electric rates used in billing Huntsville Utilities’ customers have been reviewed and approved by the Electric Board before going to the Huntsville City Council for final approval.

Water Rates
Huntsville Utilities tests, treats and distributes water from underground aquifers and from the Tennessee River. This water is purified in accordance with rules and regulations of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Water rates are driven by the costs associated with testing, analysis, purification and distribution. Water customers are billed a fixed availability charge that corresponds to the size of the water meter and variable usage charges based on meter readings collected each month. All of the water rates used in billing Huntsville Utilities’ customers have been reviewed and approved by the Gas/Water Board before going to the Huntsville City Council for final approval.

Gas Rates
Huntsville Utilities purchases gas from a number of suppliers, with supply produced onshore and offshore. Two major pipelines transport natural gas for distribution to Huntsville Utilities. Natural gas is a commodity, and as such, the rates fluctuate according to market variables. Gas customers are billed consumption charges based on monthly meter readings in addition to a fixed availability charge. All of the gas rates used in billing Huntsville Utilities’ customers have been reviewed and approved by the Gas/Water Board. Huntsville City ordinances do not require gas rates to go to City Council for approval.

Huntsville Utilities works with most of the Madison County Water Systems, the City and County Sanitation Departments and the City Water Pollution Control Department to provide our customers with a single bill each month. We provide shared billing services in order to save on postage, paper, payroll, benefits, computers, vehicles and insurance while giving you the convenience of one stop service and a single monthly bill.

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Huntsville Utilities is an equal opportunity residential utility service provider. We do not discriminate in the terms, conditions, or provision of services based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, or national origin.

Huntsville Utilities es un proveedor de servicios residenciales publicos (electricidad, gas y agua) que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades. Nosotros no discriminamos en los terminos, las condiciones, o las provisiones de nuestros servicios basados en la raza, religion, color, sexo, discapacidad, estado familiar u origen nacional.