commercialCommercial users are billed on a monthly basis. The Birmingham Water Works and Bessemer Utilities provide sewer billing services for Jefferson County, allowing their customers to receive a combined water and sewer bill.   All other sewer customers are billed directly by Jefferson County and receive a separate sewer bill based on the information provided to Jefferson County by their water provider..

Commercial user bills consist of a volumetric charge based on the amount of water used plus a fixed charge based on the size of your water meter.

Volumetric charge
The volumetric charge is based on the amount of water metered by your water provider.. The volumetric charge is calculated according to the following schedule:

Billed Unit
                    Rate per ccf
All                                           $12.24

Billed Unit
Volume(1000 gal)
             Rate per 1000 gal
All                                           $16.38

*100 cubic feet (equal to 748 gallons)

Fixed charge
The fixed charge is independent of the amount of water used and is based on your water meter size according to the following schedule:

Meter size
5/8" $23.34
3/4" $25.67
1" $32.65
1.5" $41.99
2" $67.64
3" $256.45
4" $326.41
6" $489.61
8" $676.11
10" $862.60

Billing questions
Answers to billing questions can be provided by calling (205) 325-5390.