Water Rates

The drinking water in Trenton comes from underground aquifers which are tapped by a series of deep wells. Trenton Light and Water's wells have a pumping capacity of 1.2 million gallons per day. On the average, 600,000 gallons per day are treated. The quality of the water is excellent and we test it regularly to make sure it stays that way.

All water charges are subject to 9.75% sales tax unless exempted by state or federal law.

The following rates are per 1,000 gallons:

Residential  (effective 4/1/2009)

Customer Charge


Usage Charge

- First 2,000 Gallons

$2.00 per Thousand

- Over 2,000 Gallons $3.00 per Thousand

Commercial & Industrial  (effective 4/1/2009)

Customer Charge


Usage Charge

- First 500,000 Gallons

$3.75 per Thousand

- Over 500,000 Gallons $2.00 per Thousand
Sprinker System (effective 10/1/2003)
for Public Education Athletic Fields
Customer Charge $8.00
Usage Charge
- All Water Use $1.50 per Thousand