Your water and sewer bills are sent out four times a year, based on quarterly readings. All revenue collected through water and sewer bills remains in the water and sewer fund, respectively, which supports all water and sewer related activities. No property tax money is spent to support the Water Department or used to pay for water treatment in the City. The water and sewer bills have two sections: fixed and volume.
- Fixed fee is based on the size of the water meter in your house. This covers the debt service for each fund (water and sewer.) Debt is incurred when large construction projects are performed on the water and sewer systems throughout the City.
- Volume fee is determined by the amount of water you use, based on your water meter readings. The more water you use, the higher both (water and sewer) bills will be. This is called the volumetric charge, and is based on the annual operating expenses of the Water and Sewer divisions. We bill in units of hundred cubic feet (HCF)