Explanation of Sewer Usage Billing
The city is divided into three billing districts:
Each district is billed four times per year at the same time as the Water Department bills for drinking water usage. The city's Water Department provides billing services to the Water Pollution Control Division. These services include reading meters, calculate bills based on the rates and policies established by the Sewer Authority, maintaining billing, records, and mailing the bills printed on the drinking water bills.
Bills are calculated based on the usage rate set by the Sewer Authority, $0.026715 per cubic foot (approximately 26.7 cents for 100 gallons) times the amount used plus a service fee based on the size of the water meter. The usage rate or cost to discharge a gallon of water is the same for all users, both residential and commercial. The difference between the types of accounts is in how the amount of water discharged is determined. The following examples are based on 2017 rates.
Additionally, there is a minimum quarterly billing consumption of 800 cubic feet. Including the $22.72 service fee, the minimum sewer bill is $44.09 per quarter