CUD is currently experiencing a taste issue caused by algae bloom in the source water.  The severity of the issue can vary greatly based on a host of factors, including individual sensitivity.

CUD has significantly increased the amount of activated carbon used in the water treatment process to mitigate this taste issue as much as possible.  This is the same activated carbon used in residential and commercial water filtration systems.  Although the taste is unpleasant, rest assured that the water is safe and know that the taste issue will pass within a few days.  Your patience is appreciated.


General Usage Rates Effective October 1, 2012

Water Rates

Water Usage per thousand gallons for residential meters up to 1 Inch:

Minimum Bill (0 – 500 gals.) $12.78
500 – 5,000 $6.29 (per thousand gallons)
5,000 – 10,000 $6.79 (per thousand gallons)
10,000 – 20,000 $7.29 (per thousand gallons)
20,000 – 100,000 $7.79 (per thousand gallons)
Over 100,000 $6.79 (per thousand gallons)

Minimum Bill Charge for Larger Meters*:

Size Gallons Minimum Bill
1 1/2 Inch 0-1,000 $25.56
2 Inch 0-1,000 $25.56
3 Inch 0-1,500 $38.34
4 Inch 0-2,000 $51.12
6 Inch 0-3,000 $76.68
8 Inch 0-4,000 $102.24

*Contact CUD for additional information on rate structure for larger meters.


Sewer Rates

CUD STEP System:  Flat rate: $28.00 per month plus $2.00 per thousand gallons of all consumption

Note:  Murfreesboro Water & Sewer, City of Eagleville, and Smyrna Utility rates are set by those entities.

Other Fees

Fee Schedule

 (Effective September 1, 2009):

Service Connect Fee (unlock) $50.00
Connect Fee (Read & Leave On) $50.00
Transfer Fee $40.00
Disconnect Fee for Nonpayment $50.00
Overtime Fee $100.00


System Development Charges by Meter Size – Residential/Irrigation

5/8 Inch $2,800.00
3/4 Inch $2,800.00
1 Inch (Fire Sprinkler System) $2,800.00
1 Inch $7,000.00
2 Inch $22,400.00

System Development Charges – Commercial, Industrial, and Multi-Family Residential

System Development Charges (tap fees) for all commercial, industrial, and multi-family residential properties are determined by fixture units.  Please fill out the required Meter Application and Fixture Count Submittal Form below. Instructions for application submittal are located at the top of the form.

Meter Application Form


Fire Hydrants

If you are interested in a fire hydrant, please fill out the Fire Hydrant Application Form.  All costs are located at the bottom of the form.  Instructions for submittal are located at the top of the form.