Share this entry

water rate Line breaks: water rate

Definition of water rate in English:


(usually water rates)
A charge made for the use of a public water supply.
Example sentences
  • Residents could either be given a one-time charge on their utility bill or include the installation cost in the basic water rate.
  • Prospective buyers are also helped with information on local taxes, water rates and utility costs.
  • This is especially true when they also pay water rates and refuse collection charges, which local authority rates were originally meant to cover.

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day exemplum
Pronunciation: ɪɡˈzɛmpləm
an example or model...