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 $12.65 $16.32
1 inch 6,000 gallons $25.30 $32.64
1 1/2 inches 10,000 gallons $42.16 $54.40
2 inches 20,000 gallons $84.33 $108.81
3 inches 45,000 gallons $189.73 $244.82
4 inches 80,000 gallons $337.30 $435.82
6 inches 180,000 gallons
$758.93 $979.28
8 inches 240,000 gallons $1,011.91 $1,305.71

Additional Charges

  • Water usage beyond the minimum is charged at $3.86 per thousand gallons.
  • Sewer usage beyond the minimum is charged at $5.44 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 $12.65.
  • The usage beyond the minimum (3,500 gallons) is charged at $3.86 per thousand gallons:
    • First 3,000 gallons = $12.65
    • Remaining 3,500 gallons/1,000 = 3.5 x $3.86 = $13.51
  • Water total: $12.65 + $13.51 = $26.16

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 $16.32.
  • The usage beyond the minimum (3,500 gallons) is charged at $5.10 per thousand gallons:
    • First 3,000 gallons = $16.32
    • Remaining 3,500 gallons/1,000 = 3.5 x $5.44 = $19.04
  • Sewer total: $16.32 + $19.04 = $35.36

Total Bill

Total water and sewer bill for the month:

Sewer = $35.36

Water = $26.16

Total = $61.52

Trash Charges

The current trash cost is $12.35 per month for curbside service and $7.00 per month for dumpster service. The appropriate trash charge will be added to the monthly water and sewer bill.