AUBURN, Ala. (EETV)- January marks the first month of new water charges for Auburn residents.

The Auburn Water Works Board approved a rate increase on On Oct. 18 for water services. For most residential customers (¾” meters), the change is as follows:

Per 1K Gals Current Rate Rate Effective Jan. 1 Increase per 1K Gals
First 3K gals $4.86 $5.25 $0.39
Over 3K gals $3.86 $4.17 $0.31

The average residential water usage is 5,000 gallons per month. The charge for water on the average bill will increase from $22.30 to $24.09, an increase of $1.79.

Additional information about water rates is available on the City of Auburn’s website at or by calling the Utility Billing Office at (334) 501-3050.