Utility Rates

Utility Rates

As the only provider of electric, water, sewer, trash, and natural gas, we take pride in offering our customers with reliable service. We are dedicated to serving the needs of our customers and are here 24 hours a day in case of emergency. If there is ever a problem with one of your services, our employees are always available to quickly resolve the issue. Below is a chart of our utility services and the charges for those services.

We offer payment plans for customers who have lived at their location for 12 consecutive months. We also offer a direct debit option. For more information, contact the City Office.


The following rate schedule is hereby established for the sale of water to users of the City of Paris and charged to customers:

Water UsageUser Charge
1 to 1,000 gallons$24.00
1,001 to 20,000 gallons$7.87 per 1,000 gallons
20,001 gallons and up$7.27 per 1,000 gallons


The minimum charge per month shall be $16.25. In addition, each contributor shall pay a user charge for operation and maintenance including replacement of $4.00 per 1,000 gallons of water.


The following rate schedule is hereby established for the sale of electricity to users of the City of Paris and shall be charged to consumers:

UsageUser ChargeUsageUser Charge
0-100 kwh$15.00 min. charge0-100kwh$15.00 min. charge
101-1,000 kwh0.0841 per kwh101-500 kwh0.1173
1,001-2,000 kwh0.0734 per kwh501-1,000 kwh0.0907
over 2,000 kwh0.0593 per kwh1,001-2,000 kwh0.0701
over 2,000 kwh0.0672

 Power Rate*

*Any customer who uses 10,000 kwh or exceeds 50 kw demand usage each month for a period of nine (9) months in a calendar year or more shall be put on the Power Rate schedule.

UsageUser Charge
No DemandWith Demand
Demand ChargeN/A$5.84
0-100 kwh$15.00 min. charge
101-500 kwh0.1173
501-1,000 kwh0.0939
1,001-2,000 kwh0.0701
2,001-3,000 kwh0.0672
over 3,000 kwh0.0584

In addition to the above compensation, the City of Paris, Missouri shall collect a Purchased Power Adjustment on the sale of each KWH to each customer in each rate classification. For each .01 cent increase or decrease or major fraction thereof, in the City’s monthly purchased power cost of 0.0505 cents per KWH in the first three (3) of four (4) months preceding the billing period, there shall be correspondingly added to or subtracted from each customer’s bill, an amount equal to 0.01 cents per KWH times the total KWH billed to the customers, on all of the above rates.

January 2021 Purchased Power Adjustment: $0.0308

Security Lights: $7/month


GAS RATE:  0.7587 per 100 cf.

Computation for the sale of natural gas shall be by the following formula and sold by the one hundred (100) cubic feet:




WC + O&M / 10

Explanation of symbols:

WC = Wholesale cost of natural gas per DKT

O&M = Operation and maintenance cost (repair and maintenance of lines)= $2.75