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 $11.05 $15.31
1 inch 6,000 gallons $22.10 $30.62
1 1/2 inches 10,000 gallons $36.83 $51.03
2 inches 20,000 gallons $73.66 $102.06
3 inches 45,000 gallons $165.74 $229.63
4 inches 80,000 gallons $294.64 $408.20
6 inches 180,000 gallons
$662.94 $918.50
8 inches 240,000 gallons $883.92 $1,224.67

Additional Charges

  • Water usage beyond the minimum is charged at $3.36 per thousand gallons.
  • Sewer usage beyond the minimum is charged at $5.10 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 $11.05.
  • The usage beyond the minimum (3,500 gallons) is charged at $3.36 per thousand gallons:
    • First 3,000 gallons = $11.05
    • Remaining 3,500 gallons/1,000 = 3.5 x $3.36 = $11.76
  • Water total: $11.05 + $11.76 = $22.81 

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 $15.31.
  • The usage beyond the minimum (3,500 gallons) is charged at $5.10 per thousand gallons:
    • First 3,000 gallons = $15.31
    • Remaining 3,500 gallons/1,000 = 3.5 x $5.10 = $17.85
  • Sewer total: $15.31 + $17.85 = $33.16

Total Bill

Total water and sewer bill for the month:

Sewer = $33.16

Water = $22.81

Total = $55.97

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.