Residential and Commercial accounts are billed quarterly.
Water (WA) Rates are based upon the water usage for the quarter. The rate has a base amount, an actual usage rate per 1,000 gallons, plus a surcharge to be applied to residential water usage above the winter quarter usage amount.
Sanitary Sewer (SW) Rates are based on winter quarter water consumption. The winter quarter is the lowest quarter of use for each billing zone. This period ranges from November to March for the various zones because the city bills one-third of the residents each month. This is not applicable to a commercial account.
New residents are charged for an average winter quarter water consumption, which is currently 15,000 gallons per quarter, until they establish their own winter quarter history.
Storm Water (ST)
A storm water utility is a service similar to the water and sanitary sewer utilities and is charge to existing landowners, similar to a sanitary sewer utility. In the case of storm water, it is based on the amount of storm water runoff generated by each property.