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 $13.44 $17.07
1 inch 6,000 gallons $26.88 $34.14
1 1/2 inches 10,000 gallons $44.80 $56.90
2 inches 20,000 gallons $89.60 $113.80
3 inches 45,000 gallons $201.60 $256.05
4 inches 80,000 gallons $358.39 $455.20
6 inches 180,000 gallons
$806.39 $1,024.19
8 inches 240,000 gallons $1,075.18 $1,365.59

Additional Charges

  • Water usage beyond the minimum is charged at $4.09 per thousand gallons.
  • Sewer usage beyond the minimum is charged at $5.69 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 $13.44.
  • The usage beyond the minimum (3,500 gallons) is charged at $4.09 per thousand gallons:
    • First 3,000 gallons = $13.44
    • Remaining 3,500 gallons/1,000 = 3.5 x $4.09 = $14.32
  • Water total: $13.44 + $14.32 = $27.76

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 $17.07.
  • The usage beyond the minimum (3,500 gallons) is charged at $5.69 per thousand gallons:
    • First 3,000 gallons = $17.07
    • Remaining 3,500 gallons/1,000 = 3.5 x $5.69 = $19.92
  • Sewer total: $17.07 + $19.92 = $36.99

Total Bill

Total water and sewer bill for the month:

Sewer = $36.99

Water = $27.76

Total = $64.75

Trash Charges

The current trash cost is $12.60 per month for curbside service and $7.14 per month for dumpster service. The appropriate trash charge will be added to the monthly water and sewer bill.