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Water & Sewer Rates (2014) and Rates Effective January 1, 2015

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Within City Limits
           Water Rates
           Sewer Rates
Outside City Limits
           Water Rates
           Sewer Rates
Trash Rates
Delinquent Charges

 

WATER RATES (Within City Limits)

Residential water charges are based on consumption using the tiered rate structure below. The City offers information and classes regarding water conservation.

* SLSTX - Sales tax of 8.80% is added to all water sales 

** STTAX - State imposed surcharge on water consumption at a rate of .0065 x 1,000 gallons

 

 

RESIDENTIAL - WATER

Monthly Rate Blocks

2014 Rates

2015 Rates

 

(per 1,000 gallons)

(per 1,000 gallons)

0 to 6,000 gallons

$1.18

$1.30

6,001 to 12,000 gallons

$2.36

$2.59

12,001 to 30,000 gallons

$3.54

$3.89

30,001 gallons and over

$5.69

$6.25

COMMERCIAL - WATER

Monthly Rate Blocks

2014 Rates

2015 Rates

 

(per 1,000 gallons)

(per 1,000 gallons)

0 to 40,000 gallons

$3.00

$3.30

40,001 to 100,000 gallons

$4.80

$5.28

100,001 gallons and over

$6.24

$6.86

IRRIGATION - WATER

Monthly Rate Blocks

2014 Rates

2015 Rates

 

(per 1,000 gallons)

(per 1,000 gallons)

0 to 80,000 gallons

$4.50

$4.95

80,001 gallons and over

$5.18

$5.69

RECLAIMED - WATER

Monthly Rate Blocks

2014 Rates

2015 Rates

 

(per 1,000 gallons)

(per 1,000 gallons)

ALL

$1.65

$1.65

BASE RATES - WATER

Meter Size

2014 Rates

2015 Rates

(inches)

(monthly)

(monthly)

3/4

$10.23

$11.24

1

$14.14

$15.54

1.5

$22.86

$25.12

2

$37.01

$40.67

3

$70.67

$77.67

4

$115.24

$126.65

6

$218.71

$240.36

$218.71 $240.36

SEWER RATES (Within City Limits)

Residential sewer charges are calculated annually by averaging the amount of water billed in January, February and March (Winter Quarter Average/WQA). The new sewer WQA will be reflected on the May bill. If there is unusual water usage during the three-month calculation period, such as a winter lawn, filling a pool, etc, you can appeal your winter quarter average. The appeal process is open from June 1st through the last business day of August.

Please note: Sewer rate appeals do not last the length of the account. Due to constant changes in landscaping, pool additions, home occupancy, etc., appeal forms must be filled out annually. Commercial accounts do not qualify for a sewer appeal.  

Commercial sewer charges are calculated each month based on the water consumption for that billing period. The volume charge for commercial sewer each month is based on 80% of the water consumed for that billing period.

VOLUME CHARGES - SEWER

Customer Category

2014 Rates

2015 Rates

 

(per 1,000 gallons)

(per 1,000 gallons)

Residential

$5.78

$5.78

Commercial

$5.78

$5.78

BASE RATES - SEWER

Meter Size

2014 Rates

2015 Rates

(inches)

(monthly)

(monthly)

3/4

$21.12

$21.12

1

$32.41

$32.41

1.5

$39.94

$39.94

2

$77.58

$77.58

3

$115.22

$115.22

4

$152.86

$152.86

6

$378.70

$378.70

 

WATER RATES (Outside City Limits)

Residential water charges are based on consumption using the tiered rate structure below. The City offers information (upon request) regarding water conservation.

* SLSTX - Sales tax of 8.80% is added to all water sales 

** STTAX - State imposed surcharge on water consumption at a rate of .0065 x 1,000 gallons 

RESIDENTIAL - WATER (Outside City Limits)

Monthly Rate Blocks

2014 Rates

2015 Rates

 

(per 1,000 gallons)

(per 1,000 gallons)

0 to 6,000 gallons

$1.48

$1.63

6,001 to 12,000 gallons

$2.95

$3.24

12,001 to 30,000 gallons

$4.43

$4.87

30,001 gallons and over

$7.11

$7.81

COMMERCIAL - WATER (Outside City Limits)

Monthly Rate Blocks

2014 Rates

2015 Rates

 

(per 1,000 gallons)

(per 1,000 gallons)

0 to 40,000 gallons

$3.75

$4.12

40,001 to 100,000 gallons

$6.00

$6.59

100,001 gallons and over

$7.80

$8.57

IRRIGATION - WATER (Outside City Limits)

Monthly Rate Blocks

2014 Rates

2015 Rates

 

(per 1,000 gallons)

(per 1,000 gallons)

0 to 80,000 gallons

$5.63

$6.19

80,001 gallons and over

$6.48

$7.12

RECLAIMED - WATER (Outside City Limits)

Monthly Rate Blocks

2014 Rates

2015 Rates

 

(per 1,000 gallons)

(per 1,000 gallons)

ALL

$2.06

$2.06

BASE RATES - WATER (Outside City Limits)

Meter Size

2014 Rates

2015 Rates

(inches)

(monthly)

(monthly)

3/4

$12.79

$14.06

1

$17.68

$19.43

1.5

$28.58

$31.41

2

$46.26

$50.84

3

$88.34

$97.09

4

$144.05

$158.31

6

$273.39

$300.46

8 $273.39 $300.46

 

SEWER RATES (Outside City Limits)

Sewer charges are calculated annually by averaging the amount of water billed in January, February and March (Winter Quarter Average/WQA). The new sewer rate will be reflected on the May bill. If there is unusual water usage during the three-month calculation period, such as a winter lawn, filling a pool, etc, you can appeal your winter quarter average. The appeal process is open from receipt of the May bill through the last business day of August.

Please note: Sewer rate appeals do not last the length of the account. Due to constant changes in landscaping, pool additions, etc., appeal forms must be filled out annually.

Commercial sewer charges are calculated each month based on the water consumption for that billing period. The volume charge for sewer each month is based on 80% of the water consumed for that billing period.

VOLUME CHARGES - SEWER (Outside City Limits)

Customer Category

2014 Rates

2015 Rates

 

(per 1,000 gallons)

(per 1,000 gallons)

Residential

$7.23

$7.23

Commercial

$7.23

$7.23

BASE RATES - SEWER (Outside City Limits)

Meter Size

2014 Rates

2015 Rates

(inches)

(monthly)

(monthly)

3/4

$26.40

$26.40

1

$40.51

$40.51

1.5

$49.93

$49.93

2

$96.98

$96.98

3

$144.03

$144.03

4

$191.08

$191.08

6

$473.38

$473.38

 

Trash Rates, Effective July 1, 2008

Collection charges are $22.80 per month.

Contained Trash/Recycling - Residents are to request containers for both garbage and recycling. There are three sizes to choose from: 95-gallon, 65-gallon, and 35-gallon. The garbage/recycling containers must be out by 6:00 a.m. on the assigned collection day. If there is an alley behind your house, garbage containers will be picked up in the alleys rather than curbside. Otherwise, your recycling containers will be picked up at the curb in front of your house.

Bulk Trash - This includes items such as old appliances, discarded furniture and tree/shrub pruning. Please keep trimmings within 4 feet in length and stacked in neat piles. Please bag/box all vegetation. No hazardous items such as pool chemicals, paint, oils, or batteries are allowed.

Delinquent Charges

A 1.5% penalty is assessed on all payments not received in the Finance Office by the due date of the bill. Any past due balance brought forward is payable immediately and subject to service termination. Notification of disconnect will be sent and an $18.00 disconnect fee incurred. If payment is not received by the date set forth in the disconnect letter, service will be disconnected. In order to restore service, THE BILL MUST BE PAID IN FULL along with a $50.00 administration fee (Cash or Credit Card ONLY) for next business day activation or $100.00 for same day activation.