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For Residential Customers, Single-Family Home - How is My Water Bill Calculated?

Inside City Limits

                Water:  Base water charge (3/4” meter) = $9.90 + (Cubic Feet x .0200)

                Sewer:  Base residential sewer charge =  $44.65 + (Cubic Feet x .06)

Outside City Limits

                Water:  Base water charge (3/4” meter) = $18.315 + (Cubic Feet x .03700)

                Sewer:  Base residential sewer charge = $44.65 + (Cubic Feet x .06)

Example:

Based on average consumption, a 4-person household typically uses 1000 cubic feet per month.  The water portion of the bill calculates to 29.90 [$9.90 + $20.00 (1000 x .020)].  For the same 1000 cubic feet, the sewer portion of the bill calculates to $104.65 [$44.65 + $60.00 (1000 x .06)].

There is a 6 percent tax added to both the water and sewer charges.  Using the above example, the tax charges are $1.79 and $6.28.  The bill will also include the applicable garbage charge.  For a 4-person household this charge will probably be $19.22 (60 gallon cart).  There is a .036 percent garbage tax and a 6 percent street fund tax based on the garbage charge.  (All street fund taxes go into a specific fund that is used for street maintenance.)

The resulting bill for a 2-person household (600 cubic feet per month) will look like:

 Inside City Limits:  
   
Service  Charge 
 Water $  21.90
 Sewer     80.65
 Garbage**   15.59
 Water Tax         1.31
 Sewer Tax        4.84
 Garbage Tax          .56
 Street Fund Tax           .93
 Total $125.78
 Outside City Limits:  
   
Service  Charge 
 Water

$  40.54

 Sewer (usually not available)
 Garbage*
 Water Tax 2.43
 Sewer Tax
 Garbage Tax
 Street Fund Tax***
 Total  $  42.97

 

The bill for a 4-person household (1,000 cubic feet per month) will look like:

 Inside City Limits:  
   
Service  Charge 
 Water $  29.90
 Sewer    104.65
 Garbage**       19.22
 Water Tax         1.79
 Sewer Tax        6.28
 Garbage Tax          .69
 Street Fund Tax           1.15
 Total $163.68
 Outside City Limits:  
   
Service  Charge 
 Water  $  55.32
 Sewer (usually not available)
 Garbage*
 Water Tax 3.32
 Sewer Tax
 Garbage Tax
 Street Fund Tax***
 Total  $  58.64

 

* If you live outside the City limits, arrange for garbage service directly through Waste Control.

**Garbage rates are based on a 32-gallon cart for a 2-person home and a 60-gallon cart for a 4-person home.

***Street Fund Tax is only charged to customers who live inside the City limits. This is a 6% charge based on the garbage charge.  Money in this fund is used strictly for street repair and maintenance.

Please note, the sewer consumption is based on your water usage.  So, every drop of water will have a sewer charge associated with it.  Click here for information on how leaks can affect your bill and the City’s leak adjustment policy.

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