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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. A customer's average is established based on winter water usage and this volume is used for sewer billing for 12 months starting in July. A new billing average is established each July based on the previous winter's average water usage.

Residential balanced billing will provide a consistent bill amount over 12 months. Each customer receives a balanced bill based on their metered water usage. Balanced billing eliminates the monthly fluctuation that often occurs from using estimated water meter readings. Summer lawn watering is excluded from the amount because the balanced bill consumption is based only on winter meter readings.

Q&A REGARDING BALANCED BILLING

What happens when my balanced bill consumption goes up or down?

  • The balanced rate consumption amount for each account is set in July and is used for the next 12 months. Any change in consumption amount affects only the future bills. There are no extra charges or 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. This amount is used to calculate the balanced bill until you have winter readings to establish a new balanced bill amount.

When is my bill due?

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

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding this service, please contact Shelly Keefe.