Water Prices by State

Across the United States, the average water bill is $40.92., but the cost of water bills varies from state to state, and even within states the cost can vary greatly from county to county. Drought, water access, environmental restrictions, quality of water sanitation systems, and public demand are some of the factors that determine the cost you pay for water.

California is by far the greatest consumer of water in the United States, accounting for nearly 10% of the total water withdrawal in 2015. Although California has a large public demand for water, roughly 75% of water usage in California goes toward irrigation. Together, California, Texas, Idaho, Florida, and Arkansas make up 31% of all annual water withdrawal in the United States. 

Most states to the East of Arkansas use freshwater primarily to help produce thermoelectric energy, and states to the West of Arkansas tend to use freshwater primarily for irrigation. Across the United States, fresh water for household use accounts for 12% of total water withdrawal. 10% of the remaining water withdrawal is used for livestock, self-supplied domestic use, aquaculture, industry, and mining, compared to water usage for irrigation and the production of thermoelectric energy, which together account for 78% of water usage.

Learn more about your state’s relationship with water and what affects the total cost of your state’s water bill by exploring the charts.

Average Water Bill by State

Alabama - Average Water Bill

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$30

#31 in the US

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$15.91

#40 in the US

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$0.1

#1 in the US

Alaska - Average Water Bill

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$68

#7 in the US

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$16.72

#25 in the US

AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.2

#2 in the US

Arizona - Average Water Bill

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$64

#8 in the US

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$17.43

#14 in the US

AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.1

#3 in the US

Arkansas - Average Water Bill

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$26

#40 in the US

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$15.55

#41 in the US

AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.08

#4 in the US

California - Average Water Bill

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$77

#2 in the US

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$21.82

#2 in the US

AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.18

#5 in the US

Colorado - Average Water Bill

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$39

#15 in the US

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$19.16

#7 in the US

AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.1

#6 in the US

Connecticut - Average Water Bill

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$69

#6 in the US

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$19

#8 in the US

AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.19

#7 in the US

Delaware - Average Water Bill

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$46

#12 in the US

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$17.74

#15 in the US

AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.1

#8 in the US

Florida - Average Water Bill

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$33

#24 in the US

ESTIMATED LIVING WAGEhelp

$17.24

#16 in the US

AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.11

#10 in the US

Georgia - Average Water Bill

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$28

#35 in the US

ESTIMATED LIVING WAGEhelp

$17.64

#17 in the US

AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.1

#11 in the US

Hawaii - Average Water Bill

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$64

#9 in the US

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$21.99

#3 in the US

AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.28

#12 in the US

Idaho - Average Water Bill

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$38

#17 in the US

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$16.16

#26 in the US

AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.08

#13 in the US

Illinois - Average Water Bill

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$26

#41 in the US

ESTIMATED LIVING WAGEhelp

$18.16

#12 in the US

AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.1

#14 in the US

Indiana - Average Water Bill

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$30

#32 in the US

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$15.79

#42 in the US

AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.1

#15 in the US

Iowa - Average Water Bill

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$32

#26 in the US

ESTIMATED LIVING WAGEhelp

$16.18

#27 in the US

AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.09

#16 in the US

Kansas - Average Water Bill

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$27

#37 in the US

ESTIMATED LIVING WAGEhelp

$16.38

#28 in the US

AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.1

#17 in the US

Kentucky - Average Water Bill

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$49

#11 in the US

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$15.46

#43 in the US

AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.09

#18 in the US

Louisiana - Average Water Bill

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$21

#47 in the US

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$16.15

#29 in the US

AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.08

#19 in the US

Maine - Average Water Bill

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$24

#44 in the US

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$17.88

#18 in the US

AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.14

#20 in the US

Maryland - Average Water Bill

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$46

#13 in the US

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$19.74

#9 in the US

AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.11

#21 in the US

Massachusetts - Average Water Bill

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$34

#23 in the US

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$21.88

#4 in the US

AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.18

#22 in the US

Michigan - Average Water Bill

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$29

#34 in the US

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$16.36

#30 in the US

AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.12

#23 in the US

Minnesota - Average Water Bill

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$28

#36 in the US

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$17.74

#19 in the US

AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.11

#24 in the US

Mississippi - Average Water Bill

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$23

#45 in the US

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$15.66

#44 in the US

AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.09

#25 in the US

Missouri - Average Water Bill

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$39

#16 in the US

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$16.29

#31 in the US

AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.1

#26 in the US

Montana - Average Water Bill

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$38

#18 in the US

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$16.32

#32 in the US

AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.09

#27 in the US

Nebraska - Average Water Bill

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$23

#46 in the US

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$16.6

#33 in the US

AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.09

#28 in the US

Nevada - Average Water Bill

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$26

#42 in the US

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$16.24

#34 in the US

AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.08

#29 in the US

New Hampshire - Average Water Bill

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$27

#38 in the US

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$17.32

#20 in the US

AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.17

#30 in the US

New Jersey - Average Water Bill

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$72

#5 in the US

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$20.57

#6 in the US

AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.14

#31 in the US

New Mexico - Average Water Bill

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$32

#27 in the US

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$16.25

#35 in the US

AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.09

#32 in the US

New York - Average Water Bill

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$30

#33 in the US

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$21.99

#5 in the US

AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.15

#33 in the US

North Carolina - Average Water Bill

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$20

#48 in the US

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$17.14

#21 in the US

AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.09

#34 in the US

North Dakota - Average Water Bill

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$31

#29 in the US

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$15.37

#45 in the US

AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.09

#35 in the US

Ohio - Average Water Bill

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$27

#39 in the US

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$15.61

#46 in the US

AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.09

#36 in the US

Oklahoma - Average Water Bill

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$35

#22 in the US

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$15.75

#47 in the US

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$0.08

#37 in the US

Oregon - Average Water Bill

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$76

#3 in the US

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$19.51

#10 in the US

AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.09

#38 in the US

Pennsylvania - Average Water Bill

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$31

#30 in the US

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$16.67

#36 in the US

AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.1

#39 in the US

Rhode Island - Average Water Bill

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$32

#28 in the US

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$17.8

#22 in the US

AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.19

#40 in the US

South Carolina - Average Water Bill

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$33

#25 in the US

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$17.47

#23 in the US

AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.1

#41 in the US

South Dakota - Average Water Bill

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$26

#43 in the US

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$14.85

#51 in the US

AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.11

#42 in the US

Tennessee - Average Water Bill

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$43

#14 in the US

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$15.45

#48 in the US

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$0.1

#43 in the US

Texas - Average Water Bill

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$37

#20 in the US

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$16.41

#37 in the US

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$0.08

#44 in the US

Utah - Average Water Bill

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$38

#19 in the US

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$16.98

#38 in the US

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$0.08

#45 in the US

Vermont - Average Water Bill

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$18

#49 in the US

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$17.81

#24 in the US

AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.16

#46 in the US

Virginia - Average Water Bill

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$36

#21 in the US

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$19.4

#11 in the US

AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.09

#47 in the US

Washington - Average Water Bill

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$75

#4 in the US

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$18.54

#13 in the US

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$0.08

#48 in the US

West Virginia - Average Water Bill

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$91

#1 in the US

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$15.45

#49 in the US

AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.09

#49 in the US

Wisconsin - Average Water Bill

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$18

#50 in the US

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$16.4

#39 in the US

AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.11

#50 in the US

Wyoming - Average Water Bill

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$53

#10 in the US

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$15.25

#50 in the US

AVERAGE ELECTRICITY COSThelp

$0.08

#51 in the US

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$0

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