Utility Rates

Water & Sewer Charges

Water and sewer charges are based on the amount of water used each month, measured by a meter at the residence or business. Rates are based on a combination of minimum charges (which are assessed according to meter size), plus charges for additional water and sewer used beyond the minimum. Most residential accounts are serviced by a 3/4 inch meter, which corresponds to the minimum monthly usage of 3,000 gallons per month.

Minimum Monthly Water & Sewer Charges According to Meter Size

Meter Size Minimum Usage Minimum Water Charge Minimum Sewer Charge
3/4 inch 3,000 gallons $14.17 $17.86
1 inch 6,000 gallons $28.33 $35.71
1 1/2 inches 10,000 gallons $47.22 $59.52
2 inches 20,000 gallons $94.43 $119.04
3 inches 45,000 gallons $212.48 $267.84
4 inches 80,000 gallons $377.74 $476.16
6 inches 180,000 gallons
$849.91 $1,071.35
8 inches 240,000 gallons $1,133.21 $1,428.47

Additional Charges

  • Water usage beyond the minimum is charged at $4.31 per thousand gallons.
  • Sewer usage beyond the minimum is charged at $5.95 per thousand gallons.

Billing Example

Assume that a residential customer uses 6,500 gallons per month.

Water

  • Subtract the minimum monthly use from the total usage:
    • 6,500 gallons - 3,000 gallons = 3,500 gallons
  • The first 3,000 gallons are charged at the minimum charge rate of $14.17.
  • The usage beyond the minimum (3,500 gallons) is charged at $4.31 per thousand gallons:
    • First 3,000 gallons = $14.17
    • Remaining 3,500 gallons/1,000 = 3.5 x $4.31 = $15.09
  • Water total: $14.17 + $15.09 = $29.26

Sewer

  • Subtract the minimum monthly use from the total usage:
    • 6,500 gallons - 3,000 gallons = 3,500 gallons
  • The first 3,000 gallons are charged at the minimum charge rate of $17.86.
  • The usage beyond the minimum (3,500 gallons) is charged at $5.95 per thousand gallons:
    • First 3,000 gallons = $17.86
    • Remaining 3,500 gallons/1,000 = 3.5 x $5.95 = $20.83
  • Sewer total: $17.86 + $20.83 = $38.69

Total Bill

Total water and sewer bill for the month:

Sewer = $38.69

Water = $29.26

Total = $67.95

Trash Charges

The current trash cost is $13.14 per month for curbside service and $7.45 per month for dumpster service. The appropriate trash charge will be added to the monthly water and sewer bill.