Special Outdoor Lighting


This schedule is available for electrical service to sport field lighting, carnival, circus or holiday decorative lighting or similar temporary or seasonal use under provisions of the City’s Ordinance Section 27-121.

Type of Service

The type of service shall be single or three phase, sixty-hertz, at one of the department’s standard service voltages.


Customer Charge – $56.10 per month
All kWh – 12.74 cents per kWh

Minimum Monthly Bill

Single or Three Phase Service shall be $56.10

In Lieu of Gross Receipts Tax Payments and Sales Tax

In addition to the charge based on monthly rates as computed above, the total monthly charge for service shall include applicable sales taxes and an in lieu of gross receipts tax payment equal to 7.5268% of the monthly rate charge. Sales taxes shall be applied to the total of the monthly rate charge and the in lieu of gross receipts tax payment.

Fuel Adjustment

The fuel adjustment rider applies to all consumption billed on this schedule.

Primary Service

When the customer owns and maintains all equipment, except metering equipment, necessary to take service at thirteen thousand eight hundred (13,800) volts or higher:

  • 5% reduction in total rate charges if service is metered at primary voltage;
  • 3% reduction in total rate charges if service is metered at secondary voltage.

Rules & Regulations

Service will be furnished under, and this schedule shall be subject to, the City of Columbia’s Ordinance.


This information taken from Columbia Ordinance – Chapter 27, Section 27-121. The City Council has the sole authority to set rates and charges for Columbia Water & Light services. The City reviews these rates and charges annually.