About Our Rates

As your neighborhood utility, we provide you some of the lowest prices for water and power in the country. From time to time, we adjust our prices. Our current electric rates went into effect October 2023.

Even With the New Electric Rates, Our Electric Prices are Half the Cost of the National Average

When it comes to value, publicly-owned utilities provide some of the best prices for power, especially Vera Water and Power. Our price for electricity is 6.58¢ per kilowatt-hour. The national residential average is 15.96¢, and the Washington state average is 10.7¢. Our monthly base charge for residential customers is $27.29.

If you have a fully electric home and consume 1,200 kilowatt hours per month, your average monthly bill comparison would look like this:

Company Monthly Cost
Kootenai Electric Cooperative $135.81
Avista Utilities $115.18
Inland Power and Light $108.15
Vera Water and Power $106.25

Our Water Prices are Also Very Competitively Priced

Our base residential rate of $19.78 per month, means you will always receive the water you need for daily use at an affordable cost.

Annual water bill comparison: 37,500 cubic foot (one cubic foot of water = 7.48 gallons)
2019 water rates for the average residential household

Water Provider Annual Cost
City of Spokane $480
Liberty Lake Sewer and Water $293
Modern Electric Water Company $233
Vera Water and Power $237.36