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Peru Water Rates


Approval Date: July 1st, 2022       

(A) Meter Consumption

For use of and service rendered by the waterworks system of the City of Peru, the following rates and charges; based upon the use of water supplied by said waterworks system:

 Consumption Per Month Rate per 1,000 Gallons

First 1,000,000 Gallons


Next 1,000,000 Gallons


Next 2,000,000 Gallons


(B) Minimum Charge

Each user shall pay a minimum monthly charge in accordance with the following applicable size of the meter installed, or which the user will be entitled to the quantity of water set out in the above schedule of rates.

 Meter Size Gallons Allowed Monthly Minimum Charge

5/8-3/4 inch



1 inch



1 1/4 inch



1 1/2 inch



2 inch



3 inch



4 inch



6 inch



8 inch




(C) Fire Protection

 Public Fire Protection Surcharge within Corporate Limits Per Month

5/8-3/4 inch meter


1 inch meter


1 ½ inch meter


2 inch meter


3 inch meter


4 inch meter


6 inch meter


8 inch meter



  Per Annum Per Month
Private Hydrants, each



Automatic Sprinkler Connections:



1 inch connection



1 1/4 inch connection



1 1/2 inch connection



2 inch connection



3 inch connection



4 inch connection



6 inch connection



8 inch connection



10 inch connection



12 inch connection



(D) Temporary Users       

Customers who are temporarily consuming water and Peru Utility water personnel must provide temporary metering to measure water usage shall pay the following additional fee: $133.00 per meter.  All water consumption will also be charged using the current water rates.

(E) Collection and Deferred Payment Charge

All bills for water services not paid within fifteen (15) days from the due date thereof, as stated in such bills, shall be subject to the collection or deferred payment charge of ten percent (10%) on the first $3.00 and three percent (3%) on the excess over $3.00. 

(F) Tap Charge       

All users, at the time of connection to the waterworks system, shall pay a charge to cover the cost of tapping the main, furnishing and laying the service pipe, corporation and stop cocks, service and meter box, and furnishing and installing the meter.

 Size of Meter Fee

5/8 or 3/4 inch meter tap without street repairs


5/8 or 3/4 inch meter tap with street repairs 


1 inch meter tap without street repairs


1 inch meter tap with street repairs


Meter taps greater than 1 inch

Actual time & materials, but not less than $1,000.00

(G)  Disconnect/Reconnect Fee       

Customers who have had their water disconnected for nonpayment must pay $40.00 to have their water service reconnected.  Reconnect must be during regular business hours (8:30 - 4:30 M-F except observed holidays. 

(H)  Returned Check Fee       

When a customer's check payment has been rejected by the bank or other financial institution due to nonsufficient funds, account closed, account blocked, or for any other reasons, and our bank must debit our bank account to pay for the check, we will require the account holder to reimburse us for the amount of the funds, plus a returned check fee of $25.00

 (I)  Deposit




Two (2) months estimated bill

(J)  Meter Tamper Fee       

1st Offense


2nd Offense


3rd Offense


In addition to the above fee, the water usage as a result of the tamper will be estimated and billed to the customer.

(K)  Water Taken from Water Treatment Plant

The cost, per load, for treated water taken directly from the Peru Utilities Water plant is $35.00 plus the consumption charges using our current water rates for.

(L)  Meter Test Fee       

At the customer's request, Peru Utilities will test the water meter at no charge to the customer, as long as that same meter has not been tested in the previous 12 month period.  Each subsequent meter test in a 12 month period will be charged $56.00.  This fee is for meters that Peru Utilities has the equipment to test.  If the test is performed by a third party, this fee will be for time and materials, but not less than $56.00.  If the test results are outside the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commissions guidelines for meter accuracy, this fee will be returned to the customer. 

(M)  Disconnect List Fee       

Customers who have not paid their water bill or who have not made arrangements to pay their water bill by the disconnect date as listed on the utility bill or other form of notice of disconnect, where the service technician has left our administrative offices to begin the cutoff process, but has not yet disconnected the customer, will be charged a fee of $27.00

(N) Disconnect/Reconnect Fee After Business Hours    

Customers who have had their water disconnected for nonpayment must pay $92.00 to have their water service reconnected after Peru Utilities regular business hours.  Regular business hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, except for observed holidays or other scheduled closures. 

(O) Temporary Turn-On/Turn-Off/Active Service/After Hours   

Customers who require a temporary turn on or turn off for repairs after business hours (8:30 am to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday), holidays and weekends, will be charged $71.00.  This fee will be waived if the leak(s) are in the customer's lines between the water meter and the residence. 


Per ORDINANCE 6, 2016

As approved by Peru Common Council June 6, 2016   

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