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 $16.80 $19.29
1 inch 6,000 gallons $33.60 $38.58
1 1/2 inches 10,000 gallons $56.00 $64.30
2 inches 20,000 gallons $112.00 $128.60
3 inches 45,000 gallons $252.00 $289.35
4 inches 80,000 gallons $448.00 $514.40
6 inches 180,000 gallons
$1,008.00 $1,157.40
8 inches 240,000 gallons $1,344.00 $1,543.20

Additional Charges

  • Water usage beyond the minimum is charged at $5.13 per thousand gallons.
  • Sewer usage beyond the minimum is charged at $6.43 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 $16.80.
  • The usage beyond the minimum (3,500 gallons) is charged at $5.13 per thousand gallons:
    • First 3,000 gallons = $16.80
    • Remaining 3,500 gallons/1,000 = 3.5 x $5.13 = $17.96
  • Water total: $16.80 + $17.96 = $34.76

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 $19.29.
  • The usage beyond the minimum (3,500 gallons) is charged at $6.43 per thousand gallons:
    • First 3,000 gallons = $19.29
    • Remaining 3,500 gallons/1,000 = 3.5 x $6.43 = $22.51
  • Sewer total: $19.29 + $22.51 = $41.80

Total Bill

Total water and sewer bill for the month:

Sewer = $41.80

Water = $34.76

Total = $76.56

Trash Charges

The current trash cost is $14.89 per month for curbside service and $8.42 per month for dumpster service. The appropriate trash charge will be added to the monthly water and sewer bill.