Water Services & Rates

How to Activate Existing Service:

The City of DeFuniak Springs provides water service within the city limits and surrounding area to residential and business customers. Garbage and sewer services are bundled with customers' monthly water bills.  There are no separate bills for garbage and sewer services.

To activate water service with the City of DeFuniak Springs, visit:

DeFuniak Springs City Hall
1350 Baldwin Avenue, DeFuniak Springs, Florida  32433
(850) 892-8500

An application for service is to be completed to establish service. Proof of ownership is required.  When not the owner, a Renters Affidavit is required.

Establishing New Service:

Once it is determined service is available by our Public Works Department and corresponding departments have reviewed with the opportunity to assess appropriate fees, the following may be due, along with any other appropriate fees not itemized. The Planning Department will review and itemize fees due for connections inside the city limits and for all commercial connections.

Backflow Prevention & Agricultural Meters

  • Residential backflows must be inspected bi-annually by a licensed backflow tester. If an agricultural meter is located on your property, you will need to comply with the City of DeFuniak Springs Backflow Prevention Program. Questions? Call the City's Cross Connection Control Program  at 850-892-8534.

Rates for Water as of October 1, 2022

Water rates have been adopted per Resolution 2019-19 based on a rate study performed by the Florida Rural Water Association and the current year price index (4.53%) published by the Florida Public Service Commission. Base rate is established on meter size set at service location:

 

Positive Displacement Meters (Residential):

Meter Size
INSIDE City Limits
OUTSIDE City Limits
3/4"
$29.22
$36.53
1"
$40.91
$51.13
1.5"
$52.59
$65.75
2"
$84.72
$105.90

Turbine Meters:

Meter Size INSIDE City Limits OUTSIDE City Limits
2"
$84.72
$105.90
3"
$321.36
$401.71
4"
$409.01
$511.26
6"
$613.52
$766.90
8"
$847.25
$1,059.06

Agricultural Meters: 0-2,000 gallons is not included in base rate and sewer charges do not apply to AG meter.

Meter Size
INSIDE City Limits
OUTSIDE City Limits
3/4"
$17.24
$21.54
1"
$28.91
$36.15
1.5"
$40.61 
$50.75
2"
$72.74
$90.92
3"
$309.38
$386.73
4"
$397.03
$496.29

3" Hydrant Meter: $292.55 Base - 0-2,000 gallons is not included in base rate. Billing increases based on consumption rates below. Billing to increase based on gallons consumed:

** Utility Service Tax of 10% on total water and gas charges will be applied**
Gallons
INSIDE City Limits
OUTSIDE City Limits
0-2,000
Included in base rate
Included in base rate
2,001-5,000
$5.74 per 1,000 gallon
$7.16 per 1,000 gallon
5,001-10,000
$6.31 per 1,000 gallon
$7.89 per 1,000 gallon
10,001-
$6.95 per 1,000 gallon
$8.69 per 1,000 gallon