Billing Rates

Residential Rates
All residential customers are billed quarterly standard service charges for water, sewer, storm water, recycling, and state assessment, in addition to the usage charges for the actual water and sewer used. If you are connected to the city water and sewer system, but don’t use any water for a particular billing period, you will still receive a billing for the standard service charges. The only way to not have to pay these charges is to have the city actually dig up the water connection to the home at your own expense.

Calculate Water Usage

To calculate your usage for water and sewer, we measure the flow of water to your home through the water meter. During the winter months we bill the usage for both water and sewer according to your meter reading.

In the summer months, in recognition of the extra water usage outside that doesn’t flow through the sewer, we use your winter average water usage to calculate your sewer maximum. This maximum is applied to your account so that when you reach your sewer maximum, you are not charged for usage beyond that amount for the sewer portion of your billing.

2014 Residential Utility Rates

Service
Standard Service Fee*
Consumption Fee 1-30,000 Gallons
Consumption Fee Winter Over 30,000
Consumption Fee Summer Over 30,000**
Water
54.45
2.20
2.45
2.70
Sewer
37.35
1.60
1.60
1.60
Storm Drainage
11.70
N/A
   
Recycling
5.00
N/A
   
State Assessment
1.59
N/A
   
*per quarter standard service charge
**Summer consists of June, July, August
***Consumption fee is billed per thousand gallons

For more information regarding utility billing rates, contact the utility billing department.

Commercial Rates
All non-residential customers are billed quarterly standard service charges for water, sewer, storm water, and state assessment, in addition to the usage charges for the actual water and sewer used. In addition, multi-unit properties are billed for recycling by the number of units on the property.

For commercial accounts, the quarterly standard service charge for both water and sewer is dependent on the size of the meter at the property. Below is a list of the standard charges for different meter sizes by service for non-residential accounts.

2014 Commercial Standard Service Charge
 Water  Sewer
Meter Size
Flat Rate
Meter Size
Flat Rate
5/8 inches
54.45
5/8 inches
27.30
1 inch
68.65
1 inch
54.65
1.5 inches
107.80
1.5 inches
81.60
2 inches
205.80
2 inches
136.10
3 inches
411.60
3 inches
272.50
4 inches
823.30
4 inches
545.20
6 inches
1646.60
6 inches
1090.30

2014 Commercial Utility Rates
Service
Standard Service Fee*
Consumption Fee Winter Rate
Consumption Fee Summer Rate
Water
See Table Above
2.90
3.20
Sewer
See Table Above
3.70
3.70
Sewer - Multi Unit
25.75 Per Unit
N/A
 
Storm Drainage
See Table Below
N/A
 
Recycling - Multi Units Only
5 Per Unit
N/A
 
State Assessment
1.59
N/A
 
*per quarter standard service charge

2014 Non-Residential Storm Drainage Rate
Category
Rate Per Acre
Commercial and Industrial
181.10
Multi Family and Churches
90.50
Schools and Community Centers
45.30
Parks
27.20
Cemeteries and Golf Courses
9.10

To find out the size of your property, go to our online mapping system. For more information regarding utility billing rates, contact the utility billing department.