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 $15.51 $18.48
1 inch 6,000 gallons $31.02 $36.96
1 1/2 inches 10,000 gallons $51.70 $61.60
2 inches 20,000 gallons $103.40 $123.20
3 inches 45,000 gallons $232.65 $277.20
4 inches 80,000 gallons $413.60 $492.80
6 inches 180,000 gallons
$930.60 $1,108.80
8 inches 240,000 gallons $1,240.80 $1,478.40

Additional Charges

  • Water usage beyond the minimum is charged at $4.74 per thousand gallons.
  • Sewer usage beyond the minimum is charged at $6.16 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 $15.51.
  • The usage beyond the minimum (3,500 gallons) is charged at $4.74 per thousand gallons:
    • First 3,000 gallons = $15.51
    • Remaining 3,500 gallons/1,000 = 3.5 x $4.74 = $16.59
  • Water total: $15.51 + $16.59 = $32.10

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 $18.48.
  • The usage beyond the minimum (3,500 gallons) is charged at $6.08 per thousand gallons:
    • First 3,000 gallons = $18.48
    • Remaining 3,500 gallons/1,000 = 3.5 x $6.16 = $21.56
  • Sewer total: $18.48 + $21.56 = $40.04

Total Bill

Total water and sewer bill for the month:

Sewer = $40.04

Water = $32.10

Total = $72.14

Trash Charges

The current trash cost is $14.30 per month for curbside service and $8.10 per month for dumpster service. The appropriate trash charge will be added to the monthly water and sewer bill.