Water & Sewer Rates

Water and Sewer Rates are set by Council in the form of a resolution.  Rates are structured in order to meet the needs of operations, maintenance and debt service requirements of our water and sewer treatment facilities.

 

Water Rates:

City water meters measure in cubic feet.  One cubic foot is 7.483 gallons.  Water rates have two components which are the base rate, and overage rate.  The City also provides water to customers outside city limits.  Outside City Users are billed at a higher rate than inside City Users, as outlined below.  A typical home uses a 5/8" or 3/4" meter.  The following billing example is based upon inside city rates using this size meter.

 

Inside City Residential Rates:
Base Rate (from 0 to 300 cu ft)                $32.20
Overate Rate (each addt'l 100 cu ft)        $  3.22

 

Outside City Residential Rates:
Base Rate (from 0 to 300 cu ft)                $45.69
Overate Rate (each addt'l 100 cu ft)        $  4.55

 

Example Rate Calculation (based on 1200 cu ft of consumption)
Base Rate (first 300 cu ft)                         $32.20
Overage (900 cu ft or 1200-300)            $28.98
Total Water Bill                                           $61.18

 

 

Sewer Rates:

Sewer Rates are based on billing seasons.  The Council determined that during the summer months, most additional water consumption above the winter average is irrigation and outdoor consumption which does not place an additional burden on the sewer collections system.  Winter months are from October through April, and summer months are May through September.  During the winter months, sewer bills are calculated on actual water consumption, which is to say that if you consume 900 cu ft of water, you will be billed for 900 cu ft of consumption for sewer.  During the summer months, sewer bills are a flat rate, which is a simple average of your winter months' consumption.  Each customer's flat rate is individually calculated, so your flat rate may not be the same as your neighbor's.  The following billing example is based upon a single family residence inside city limits.

 

Inside City Residential Rates:
Base Rate (from 0 to 300 cu ft)                $33.51
Overate Rate (each addt'l 100 cu ft)        $  2.53

 

Example Rate Calculation for winter months (based on 1200 cu ft of consumption)
Base Rate (first 300 cu ft)                         $33.51
Overage (900 cu ft or 1200-300)            $22.77
Total Sewer Bill                                           $56.28

 

Example Rate Calculation for summer months (based on an average of 800 cu ft)
Base Rate (first 300 cu ft)                         $33.51
Overage (500 cu ft or 800-300)              $12.65
Total Sewer Bill                                           $46.16

Once your average for the summer months is established, your sewer bill will be calculated on the same average until winter months begin in October.