Water, Sewer, & Stormwater Rates
Rate Changes Effective September 2021
How a monthly water bill will change for a typical residential customer:
|Effective Date||Change||Typical Monthly Bill Total 1|
|October 1, 2020||–||$66.73|
|September 1, 2021||+3.6%||$69.15|
1. A typical customer uses 500 cubic feet (cf) of water a month and has a 5/8″ meter.
We are a public, not-for-profit utility. Our revenue is determined by rates and collected through water bills. Your monthly bill supports essential services and water infrastructure.
Our facilities, water mains, and sewers need investment to ensure the integrity of systems that safeguard your water.
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A typical residential bill:
A typical bill is based on a customer who uses 500 cubicfeet of water (3,740 gallons) per month, and has a 5/8″ water meter. A typical senior citizen uses 300 cubic feet of water per month and eligible seniors may receive a 25 percent discount on their bill. Differences in water usage will result in higher or lower charges.
What are Tap Rider surcharges?
“TAP” refers to our Tiered Assistance Program. The number of customers enrolled and their level of need affect the cost of the program. These costs impact water rates.
Detailed rates for different usage amounts and meter sizes
Usage: Quantity Charges
|Monthly Water Usage||Water Usage Charge per MCF||Monthly Water Usage||Sewer Usage Charge per MCF|
|First 2 Mcf||$49.99||All Billable Water Usage||$32.61|
|Next 98 Mcf||$42.33|
|Next 1900 Mcf||$32.84|
|Over 2000 Mcf||$31.94|
Usage: TAP Rider (TAP-R) Surcharge Rates
|Monthly Water Usage||Water TAP-R Surcharge per Mcf*||Monthly Water Usage||Wastewater TAP-R Surcharge per Mcf*|
|All Billable Water Usage||$0.69||All Billable Water Usage||$1.09|
Biochemical Oxygen Demand =
$0.375 per pound in excess of 250 mg/l
Suspended Solids =
$0.393 per pound in excess of 350 mg/l
mg/l = milligrams per liter
Service: Monthly Charges
|Meter Size (inches)||Meter Code||Monthly Water Charge||Monthly Sewer Charge*||Combined Monthly Charge*|
Service: Information for homes with residential fire sprinkler systems
|Meter Size (inches)||Meter Code||Monthly Water Charge||Monthly Sewer Charge||Combined Monthly Charge|
Let us help with your bill.
Our goal is to help our customers maintain water service, reduce back debt, and apply for lower water bills through our Tiered Asssistance Program (TAP). You may qualify based on income or special hardships (like high medical bills, or the loss of a job). Seniors may also qualify for discounts.
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