City starts wastewater monitoring
Average used will determine charge for year
By Dana Mitchell
Revenue Collections Manager
Now is the time to shorten your showers and tighten those leaky faucets, because how much water you use over the next three months will determine how much you’re going to pay for sewer the rest of the year.
From January through March, the Utility department will monitor how much water is being used for all activities causing water consumption such as showering, flushing toilets and washing clothes on each metered account. The average will determine the amount the city will charge each account, on an individual basis, for wastewater for the next 12 months starting May 1.
January February and March are the consumption months that the monitoring will be taking place (This is the February, March, and April statements respectively). Once the month’s consumptions have been established the new average will appear on the May billing. The city uses these winter months to average the billing rates to better reflect the actual amount of wastewater an individual account produces, due to the drastic decrease in outside watering, filling pools, etc.