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Residential Balanced Billing

Residential balanced billing is a consistent monthly sewer bill based on a residential customer's average water usage in the winter months. The winter water usage is used to calculate the monthly average since these are typically the low usage months with no irrigation. A customer's average usage is established in July and used for sewer billing for the next 12 months. Residential balanced billing provides a consistent monthly bill amount.

Balanced Billing FAQ's

What happens when my consumption goes up or down?

  • The balanced billing rate for each account is set in July and is used for the next 12 months. Any change in consumption amount affects only future bills. There are no extra charges for credits at the end of the 12-month period.

I moved into this house after December; how do you set up my balance bill consumption?

  • New accounts use a balanced bill consumption of 5,000 gallons, which is based on the Utility wide average residential consumption. This amount is used to calculate the balanced bill until you have winter readings to establish a new bill amount.

When is my bill due?

  • Your sewer bill is due on the 20th of the month. After the 20th, a late fee will be added of 10% of the current balance only. The bill is always for the prior month as we bill in arrears and is based on a 30-day billing cycle.

Please contact with questions.