How are my sewer rates calculated?

The residential sewer charge includes a per quarter base charge plus winter quarter (or less) flow charge.

Sewer base charge is $25.68 per quarter.

  • The base charge covers the cost of maintaining and administering the sewer system. 

Sewer flow charge is $2.79 per 1,000 gallons of water used.

  • The flow charge is designed to cover the cost of sewer treatment.
  • The flow charge for homes without a home owner association (HOA) that covers lawn irrigation will be based on winter quarter water consumption.
  • All other flow charges will be based on the actual water consumption.

An average residence uses approximately 20,000 gallons of water during the winter quarter, resulting in an "average" sewer bill of $81.48.

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1. What services am I billed for on my utility bill?
2. How are my water rates calculated?
3. How are my sewer rates calculated?
4. How does a resident set up or cancel water services?
5. Why is my bill higher than usual?
6. What is the hardness and iron level in my water?