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As of June 1, 2017 the water rate is $9.57 and sewer rate is $1.79 for a total of $11.36 per unit. A unit of water is equal to 100 cubic feet or 748 gallons. A minimum bill equal to 5 units or $56.80 is in effect.
Your water bill is broken down as follows:
- Water purchases covers actual water cost
- Water operations covers cost of operating the water distribution system
- Water capital covers costs of capital improvements such as water line replacements and improvements to the distribution and storage systems
- Sewer operations covers the cost of operating the waste water system
- Sewer capital covers the cost of capital improvements such as line replacements and major repairs
Utility bills are computed based on water usage for a 2 month period. Usage is billed in units of 100 cubic feet, equal to 748 gallons of water. If concerned about a high usage reading, first check for a dripping faucet or running toilet. Also check the meter for movement when no water is being used.
The easiest and quickest way to do this is to take a reading before leaving and upon returning to the house. A period of at least 2 hours should be enough to verify if you have a problem. The water department is willing to come to your home by appointment to check for a leak and test your meter. Set up an appointment by