What is sewer averaging?
Each individually metered residential account, supplied with sewer service by the City, is charged for this service in 1 of 2 ways. The 1st method is a "sewer average" charge. This is comprised of a minimum sewer charge and a volume charge based upon the average amount of water consumed during the months of November-February. The sewer charge for the average monthly usage of these 4 months is calculated and then set as the customer's "sewer average".

The customer is charged this set amount each month for the next 12 months, until it is updated after the next November - February usage. These months were selected because these typically are the months that customers are not using their water for irrigation purposes, filling swimming pools, or other outdoor watering. Customers without this November-February usage history are charged sewer for 80% of the meter usage, up to a maximum monthly amount of 10,000 gallons ($51.96), until the November - February usage history is established.

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1. What is a sanitary sewer clean-out?
2. What are the city's responsibilities for sewer line problems?
3. What about problems with my sewer service?
4. How do I know if I am on the sewer system?
5. What is sewer averaging?
6. What is the difference between the storm drainage system and the wastewater system?
7. Can sewer gas enter my home from sewer lines?