Water Rates/Request a Water Meter

Missoula Water Rate Schedule Information



 The City of Missoula adopted the same rate structure as the one used previously by Mountain Water.  
  • Customers are billed at a metered rate or at a flat rate.
  • Metered customers are billed a service charge based on the size of meter on their property.
  • Most residential customers have a 5/8 inch meter and are charged $16.26.  
  • Metered customers are also billed a consumption rate of $1.9156 per 100 cubic feet or 748 gallons of water.
  • Flat rate customers are billed based on rooms, baths and toilets in the home.
  • The minimum flat rate charge is $49.17, but increases by $5.85 with each additional room over four rooms.
  • Flat rate irrigation customers are billed based on square footage of the irrigated area.
For commercial accounts and more detailed rate information please see Missoula City Ordinance 3576

Requesting a Water Meter



Are you currently a flat rate customer who wonders if metering your water would be in your best interest?  Missoula Water will install a meter free of charge if no plumbing reconfiguration is necessary.  Please schedule an appointment with Missoula Water's service department to assess the ability to install a meter at your property by calling 406-552-6700.  If plumbing reconfiguration is necessary, Missoula Water will supply a meter to your plumber for installation and will need to inspect the installation afterwards to change your billing.