A bill is determined by the water meter usage and / or services attached to the account. Water and sewer charges are directly related to the usage through the water meter. Garbage charges are dependent on the service attached to the account, either curb-side or dumpster. For customers outside the city limits, there is a 1.25 multiplier applied to the water and garbage rates.
The 1st 3,000 gallons of meter usage are billed at a base charge, which is determined by the size of the meter. For residential customers:
The next 4,000 gallons are billed at $4.69 per 1,000 gallons
The next 6,000 gallons are billed at $5.16 per 1,000 gallons
All usage above 13,000 gallons is billed at $5.86 per 1,000 gallons
Commercial customers are charged a minimum charge, based on meter size, for the 1st 3,000 gallons, then $5.86 per 1,000 gallons for all additional use.
Charges are based on water meter usage. There is a minimum charge of $13, for residential customers, for the 1st 2,000 gallons, then $4.87 per 1,000 gallons for all additional usage.
Residential customers are either charged a sewer average or are billed for 80% of the meter usage. If not on an average, residential customers sewer charge cap after 10,000 gallons monthly.
Commercial customers are charged $15 for the 1st 2,000 gallons, then $4.87 per 1,000 gallons for all additional usage.
Garbage charges are determined by the service provided on the account. Generally, residential curb-side service is $21.50 plus $1.77 tax, and commercial curb-side service is $23.88 + $1.97 tax.
Dumpster charges are determined by the size of the container and the number of pickups per week. Contact the Utility Billing office at 936-291-5431 if you have questions concerning your charges.