Utility Rates

Your City maintains high treatment standards to provide safe clean drinking water to customers. Regulatory Agencies, like the Department of Environmental Protection and the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) adopted rigorous protocols for water and wastewater treatment to ensure high quality water to safeguard the environment.

A tiered rate structure is used for water consumption to encourage conservation so less water is taken from the aquifer. Regulatory Agencies encourage the use of tiered rate structures as an incentive for customers to conserve. Protecting the environment and public health and safety is a responsibility of the community. Maintaining high standards impacts costs that we all share in benefits:
  • Quality drinking water and environmentally friendly wastewater treatment increases property values.
  • Fire rating remains the lowest in the county which is a cost savings on homeowner insurance.
Adopted, new water and wastewater rates and charges will go into effect on November 1, 2011, October 1, 2012, and October 1, 2013. Modifications to Capacity Fees will be effective on January 1, 2012.

We welcome you to stop by the Finance Department at the Inverness Government Center, call 352-726-5016 to speak with Utility Billing and/or the Finance Director, or email the Finance office to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.