Utility Rates

The City of Gastonia strives to offer a high level of service with competitive utility rates. City utility rates are approved annually by City Council. Gastonia offers three main utility services, electric, water and wastewater, along with garbage, recycling and stormwater service. Details on specific rates can be found below.
As a member of Electricities North Carolina Municipal Power Agency Number 1 (NCMPA1), Gastonia is a Public Power community. Specific rates are offered for residential, commercial and industrial customers.
Residential Electric Rates
Gastonia offers water and sewer service to both City residents and through the region as part of our Two Rivers Utilities regional utility.
Garbage / Recycling
Garbage service is provided to Gastonia residential single-family homes and includes the pick of brush and yard waste. Recycling is offered at no additional charge to our customers.
* Garbage: 8.50 per cart per month
* Excess Trash / Spillover charge: Depends on size
* Recycling: No charge
The City's Stormwater Utility maintains the network of public stormwater drains and also offers two different programs to help residents dealing with the effects of increased runoff. These programs vary greatly on solution options, cost, and time frame for completion. Funding for the Utility is provided by the Stormwater Utility fee.
* $3.25 per Equivalent Residential Unit (ERU) (2,650 square feet)
* Residential Customers are charged 1 ERU per month.
* Non-Residential Customers are charged per amount of impervious service per month.