Electric Rates


Electric bills are based on a customer's rate class and the amount of electricity consumed. Every electric bill is broken down into three categories:

    • Customer Charge is a fixed fee charged to all customers for using Painesville power, regardless of usage.
  Residential Within City Limits
Residential Outside City Limits
2023 $12.50 / month $14.25 / month
2024 $15.00 / month $16.95 / month

  

    • KWH Charge is the actual number of kilowatt hours that you consume multiplied by the rate per kWh. The City of Painesville has a progressive rate structure, so as the number of kilowatt hours you use increases, the rate per kilowatt hour decreases. A detailed explanation of our rates can be found in Section 929 of City Ordinances.
  Residential Within City Limits Residential Outside City Limits
2023 10.030 cents / kWh 11.434 cents / kWh
2024  10.015 cents / kWh 11.317 cents / kWh

  

    • Power Cost Factor is based on our actual cost to produce or buy the electricity that we deliver to you. The Power Cost Adjustment (PCA) occurs on a monthly basis and can change due to the market or major events effecting the wholesale power supply. Once the power cost factor is established it is multiplied by the total number of kilowatt hours that you use.
  Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
2022 0.018560 0.019131 0.019867 0.019170 0.019201 0.019219 0.019463 0.019703 0.017048 0.015858 0.015545 0.014446
2023 0.012605 0.014037 0.014939 0.016613 0.016464 0.016365  0.017520 0.019240  0.020534   0.022183  0.022073 0.022863 
2024 0.022733  0.024171  0.025273  0.024799 0.024895 

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  • Commercial and industrial rate tables can be found in Section 929 of City Ordinances

 

Water Rates


The City of Painesville charges for water by the cubic foot, not the gallon. One cubic foot of water = 7.48 gallons. We bill in units of 100 cubic feet of water, so each unit of billed water = 748 gallons of water.

    • Water Improvement Fee is a monthly uniform fee for all customers. It is used for system maintenance: to repair and replace water lines, maintain the water plant and make general improvements to deliver the safest quality water.
Meter Size 5/8" 1" 1 1/4" 1 1/2" 2" 3" 4" 6"+
2022 $13.00 $14.62 $81.25 $121.88 $162.50 $195.00 $243.76 $284.38
2023 $13.50 $15.18 $84.37 $126.57 $168.75 $202.50 $253.13 $295.32
2024 $14.00 $15.75 $87.50 $131.25 $175.00 $210.00 $262.50 $306.25
 
    • Current Water Rate is billed per 100 cubic feet of water in accordance with Section 933.19 of City Ordinances. 
Effective Date: Within City Limits: Outside City Limits:
January 1, 2022 $3.01 $4.48
January 1, 2023 $3.16 $4.70
January 1, 2024 $3.31 $4.93
 
    • Monthly Minimum Charge is the minimum charge you are billed no matter your consumption. Most residential customers are serviced with a 5/8” water meter. Some residential and business customers who have a greater demand for water volume (like irrigation systems) have 1” water meters. Larger businesses have water meters up to 6” in size with much higher minimum charges.
Meter Size 5/8" 1" 1 1/4" 1 1/2" 2" 3" 4" 6" 8"
Minimum Charge 4 units 9 units 12 units 16 units 24 units 40 units 80 units 140 units 200 units

 

Sewer Rates


Sewer charges are based on actual water consumption. We arrive at your monthly sewer charge by multiplying the total number of units of water used by the sewer rate. The minimum charges for sewer billing are 4 units for a 5/8” water meter and 9 units for a 1” water meter.

Effective Date: Per 100 Cubic Foot
January 1, 2022 $5.57
January 1, 2023 $5.74
January 1, 2024 $5.91

  

Fees & Penalties


  • Utility DepositsWhen a customer sets up service for a residential property, a deposit is required by the City of Painesville at the time of set up. If the occupant has a prior outstanding balance with the City from a previous residence, a new service cannot be placed in their name until that balance has been paid in full. Commercial and industrial customers should call the Utilities Billing Office at 440-392-5797 for more information. 
      • For residential electric service, $100 deposit is required
      • For residential water, a 5/8" meter requires a $75 deposit and a 1" meter requires a $85 deposit
  • Late Fee: Utility bills are due every month as stated on your bill. After a seven (7) day grace period, a 5% penalty fee will be assessed for the unpaid amount of the bill for the current billing period. Mark that calendar and avoid late fees! For those who are able, auto pay is a great way to avoid late fees. 
      • Returned Check Fee: Any payments returned by the bank will automatically be redeposited if applicable and a $10 returned fee will be incurred. If the payment is returned again (a second time), regardless of reason, charges will be applied back to the account and a $10 returned payment fee will be incurred. The returned payment is immediately considered past due and will be eligible for disconnect in the next shut off period