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 $14.76 $18.24
1 inch 6,000 gallons $29.52 $36.48
1 1/2 inches 10,000 gallons $49.20 $60.80
2 inches 20,000 gallons $98.40 $121.60
3 inches 45,000 gallons $221.40 $273.60
4 inches 80,000 gallons $393.60 $486.40
6 inches 180,000 gallons
$885.60 $1,094.40
8 inches 240,000 gallons $1,180.80 $1,459.20

Additional Charges

  • Water usage beyond the minimum is charged at $4.50 per thousand gallons.
  • Sewer usage beyond the minimum is charged at $6.08 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 $14.76.
  • The usage beyond the minimum (3,500 gallons) is charged at $4.50 per thousand gallons:
    • First 3,000 gallons = $14.76
    • Remaining 3,500 gallons/1,000 = 3.5 x $4.50 = $15.75
  • Water total: $14.76 + $15.75 = $30.51

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 $18.24.
  • The usage beyond the minimum (3,500 gallons) is charged at $6.08 per thousand gallons:
    • First 3,000 gallons = $18.24
    • Remaining 3,500 gallons/1,000 = 3.5 x $6.08 = $21.28
  • Sewer total: $18.24 + $21.28 = $39.52

Total Bill

Total water and sewer bill for the month:

Sewer = $39.52

Water = $30.51

Total = $70.03

Trash Charges

The current trash cost is $13.41 per month for curbside service and $7.60 per month for dumpster service. The appropriate trash charge will be added to the monthly water and sewer bill.