Sewer Rates

Sewage Rates
Although sewage is not metered specifically, it has a direct relationship to a citizen’s water usage. Water use is used as the basis for determining sewage charges.

Winter Average Program
So as to exclude outside watering usage from the City’s monthly sewage charge, the City uses a winter average approach. An average water usage is determined using a resident’s lowest three out of four months (December through March). This average is compared each month to actual usage, with the lower of the two being used to determine sewage charges.

Each resident’s average is updated each year and effective with the June billing. For new residents, an average of 8,000 gallons is used until they establish their own. The maximum average usage to be used for sewage charges is 15,000 gallons.

Residential Rates
Wholesale
Rates
Rate
(per 1,000 gallons)
Amount
Base Change
$25.00
0 - 15,000 gallons 1.50 $47.50
Maximum
$47.50
City Rates
Rate 
(per 1,000 gallons)
Amount
Minimum (0 - 2,000) gallons
$1.25
2,001 - 15,000 gallons 5.60 $74.05
Maximum
$74.05

Commercial Rates
Wholesale
Rates
Rate
(per 1,000 gallons)
Amount
Base Change
$25.00
Per 1,000 gallons 1.50
City Rates
Rate 
(per 1,000 gallons)
Amount
Minimum (0 - 2,000) gallons
$1.25
2,001 - 6,000 gallons 8.05 $33.45
Over 6,000 gallons 2.85
Sample Calculation
Residential Water usage - 12,000 gallons
Winter Average Usage - 8,000 gallons (use lower of two)

Wholesale Charges
Base Charge: $25.00 
Usage: $12.00 (8,000 x 1.50)/1,000
Total Wholesale: $37.00 

City Charges
Base Charge: $1.25
Usage: $33.60 (8,000 - 2,000) x 5.60/1,000
Total City: $34.85

Total Sewer Charges: $71.85