Residential Basic Charges
|Recycling fee:||$ 8.00 per quarter|
|Service charge:||$ 8.97 per quarter|
|Sewer lateral repair:||$ 0.50 per quarter|
Base Water & Sewer Rates
The base water rate is $3.16 per 1000 gallons. This charge is based on the consumption of water as measured by readings of the water meter serving the property.
The base sewer rate is $6.19 per 1000 gallons. This charge is based on water consumed.
Peak Water Rate
The peak water rate is $5.38 per 1000 gallons (effective 7/1/18).
All water consumed during the peak use periods in excess of the average consumption of the preceding two winter quarter billing periods shall be charged an additional amount of $5.38 per 1,000 gallons. This peak use period charge shall be applied in addition to the base water charge.
Average consumption of the preceding two winter quarter billing periods is defined as the average of any consumption for quarterly billing periods reflected in bills issued during the months of December through May.
Peak use period consumption is defined as any consumption for quarterly billing periods reflected in billed issued during the months of June through November.
There shall be no charge for sanitary sewer service for water used in excess of the average consumption of the two preceding winter quarter billing periods.
Utility Usage Rate Study
As part of the Utility Master Plan, a usage rate study was undertaken by staff and consultants from Municipal & Financial Services Group (MFSG) and Davenport & Company. This study analyzed, among other things, expected growth from the Silver Line Metro and other developments, current and future capital improvements, and financial performance. Based on that study, a new rate structure was proposed, and new policies were adopted. These policies include analyzing usage rates annually, on a rolling five-year period. Annual rate increases between 3 percent and 5 percent are expected for the current rolling five-year period. The presentation made to Town Council in November 2017 about the usage rate study can be found here.