Water and Sewer Information

WINTER AND SUMMER BILL CALCULATIONDuring the winter months of November through April, the water and sewer bills are based entirely on actual water usage.  What this means is, the more water a customer uses, the more they will pay for sewer.  The winter water base rate allows for 300 cubic feet of consumption and the sewer base rate allows for 500 cubic feet.

During the summer months of May through October, in order to accommodate for irrigation, the sewer portion of a bill is based on the previous winter months’ total water consumption average; what that means is, saving water during the winter months will lower a customer’s sewer bills year round.  In addition, the summer water base rate consumption allotment increases from 300 to 500 cubic feet while the sewer base rate stays the same at 500 cubic feet.

 
Saving Water During the winter months will lower your bills all year round!Even small leaks can waste significant amounts of water. A faucet dripping one drop per second will waste 2700 gallons per year. A constant drip can go through as much as 100 gallons a day!

Check for toilet leaks. A leaky toilet can waste as much as 200 gallons per day. Put a little food coloring into the tank. If the color trickles into the bowl, there is a leak and repairs are needed.

Fee ScheduleWater Service Charges (Inside City Limits)
 Base Charge (includes first 300 Cubic Feet); depends on meter size  Fee 
 5/8" by 3/4"  $23.04
 1"  $44.07
 1 1/2"  $87.21
 2"  $147.61
 3"  $320.16
 4"  $561.73
 6"  $1,251.95
 Usage Charge over 300 Cubic Feet per 100 Cubic Feet  $1.90

Sewer Service Charges (Inside City Limits)
 Residential: Residential dwelling units including single family apartments
 Base Charge (includes first 500 Cubic Feet)
 Usage charge per 100 Cubic Feet over 500 Cubic Feet

 $38.75
 $8.61 
 Light Commercial: Business that produe effluence with a strength factor of less than 200 mg/l
 Base Charge (includes first 500 Cubic Feet)
 Usage charge per 100 Cubic Feet over 500 Cubic Feet
 
 $38.02
 $8.45
 Medium Commercial: Business that produce effluent with a strength factor of between 200 mg/l and 500 mg/l
 Base Charge (includes first 500 Cubic Feet)
 Usage charge per 100 Cubic Feet over 500 Cubic Feet
 

 $49.02
 $10.89
 Heavy Commercial: Business that produce an effluent with a strength factor of greater than 500 mg/l
 Base Charge (includes first 500 Cubic Feet)
 Usage charge per 100 Cubic Feet over 500 Cubic Feet


 $96.69
 $21.49
 Industrial: Includes any industry where the waste is difficult to treat because of strength, flow or solids
 Base Charge (Includes first 500 Cubic Feet)
 Usage charge per 100 Cubic Feet over 500 Cubic Feet
 

 $767.56 
 $29.64
 Palmer Creek CSD
 Base Charge (includes first 500 Cubic Feet)
 Usage charge per 100 Cubic Feet over 500 Cubic Feet
 
 $168.02
 $6.49

Penalties
Overdue payments will be assessed a 10% charge per month.

Water/Sewer Charges (Outside City Limits)
Outside the City limits service area the rate charged shall be one and one-half (1.5) times the rate for service within the City limits.

Multiple Unit Water Rate Calculation
The water/sewer rates for multiple units will be calculated by multiplying the base charge by the number of units. The base usage allowed is also calculated by the number of units.