Both sewer and water are charged based on how much you use the system multiplied by the rate. Unlike water, your sewer system is not metered; instead, your use is set each year, established by how much water you use in the winter months. In the mail, you will be receiving this month the first bill that reflects your updated sewer use calculation.
Why do you use winter months?
We calculate your sewer use from how much water you used from mid-November to mid-May. In the winter, most of the water that you use goes down a drain in your house to the sewer system. However, in summer months, many irrigate yards, typically increasing water use. We wanted to take your lower usage months to avoid charging you for irrigation that does not impact the sewer system.
What if I had a leak?
If you had a leak during those months, and it’s affecting your sewer charge now, let us know. You just need to fill out a Leak Adjustment Form. Click here to access the form online or pick one up at City Hall, and we can adjust your sewer calculation for the coming year to avoid reflecting that leak.