Each year the City of Oakwood collects and compiles water and sanitary sewer rate information from jurisdictions in Southwest Ohio and presents the results in the form of comparative bar charts. Reporting governmental entities use this rate analysis in various ways.
Each participating jurisdiction is asked to calculate their effective water and sewer cost using a base consumption of 22,500 gallons (or 3,000 cubic feet) over a three-month period of time. Since reporting entities may bill on a monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly basis and have minimum consumption fees, multipliers, surcharges, etc, calculations must be done carefully to obtain an accurate presentation of the data. The City has developed a calculation worksheet to assist participants in determining their quarterly cost and to ensure data accuracy.
The 2014 Oakwood Water & Sewer Rate Survey results show that the City of Fairfield has the 4th lowest rate, for combined water and sewer cost, in the region.
Over the years, Fairfield’s water and sewer rates have ranked among the lowest in the region despite the costs of major upgrades to the water distribution and sanitary sewer collection system along with costly expansions at the treatment facilities. For more details, click on the following link. Oakwood Water-Sewer Rate Survey