The charge is calculated from the average metered water use billed in December, January and February. If no service history is available for this time period, charges are calculated based on the amount of water consumption used in each month but not to exceed 10,000 gallons.
When water is not on a metered basis, an estimated water consumption is calculated on a comparison of the non-metered user with a metered user of similar class.
The new average calculation is charged on the April-May statements.
5/8 or 3/4 inch
Calculating Average Consumption
24,000 divided by 3 months = 8,000 average x $4.98 per 1,000 = $39.84*
Per month for May - April billing
* The example above uses the Wastewater Charges per 1,000 and Base Charge beginning in November 1, 2020. Please view the Rate Sheet for current charges for the corresponding year.
Multi-Family Customer Rates
Units are based on the total number of dwelling units, whether jointly or commonly metered, occupied or unoccupied. The wastewater charges are billed to the same account as the water meter that serves the building(s).
Commercial Customer Rates
For multiple commercial users, the minimum charge is based on the total number of units multiplied by the base charge, whether jointly or commonly metered, occupied or unoccupied.