Most residential water services are 5/8” water meters. The water rates for a 5/8” water meter are: (this calculation is based on 8/15/2015 rates)

For up to the first 2,000 gallons per month:        Base Rate

The next 18,000 gallons per month:                       $3.99/thousand gallons

All over 20,000 gallons per month:                        $2.76/thousand gallons

Your sewer bill is based on the amount of water that goes through your water meter. For a 5/8” water meter the corresponding sewer rates are:

For up to the first 2,000 gallons per month:          Base Rate

The next 18,000 gallons per month:                         $5.51/thousand gallons

All over 20,000 gallons per month:                          $3.89/thousand gallons

In some cases a customer has purchased an emeter. An emeter is a separate meter that measures the amount of water used that is not returned to the sewer. Typical emeter uses include irrigation, plant watering, washing cars, power washing and filling pools. In the event you have an emeter, the emeter is used to give you a credit on the sewer portion of a bill. If you do not have an emeter and would like more details, see our Residential Emeter Policy.

Here are a couple of examples of how to calculate your water and sewer bill:

Example #1: Customer is connected to water and sewer and used 5,800 gallons of water for the month of May:

Water portion of the bill:

First 2,000 gallons would be $10.53 (base rate for a 5/8” meter)
Next 3,800 gallons (3.8*$3.99/1,000 gallons) = $15.16
Total water portion = $10.53 + $15.16 = $25.69

Sewer portion of bill:

First 2,000 gallons would be $14.82 (base rate for a 5/8” meter)

Next 3,800 gallons (3.8*$5.51/1,000 gallons) = $20.94

Total sewer portion = $14.82 + $20.94 = $35.76

Total water and sewer bill = $25.69 + $35.76 = $61.45

Example #2: Customer is connected to water and sewer and used 35,000 gallons of water through the main meter and 26,000 gallons through an emeter for lawn irrigation for August.

Water portion of the bill:

First 2,000 gallons would be $10.53 (base rate for a 5/8” meter)
Next 18,000 gallons (18*$3.99/1,000 gallons) = $71.82
Over 20,000 gallons (15*$2.76/1,000 gallons) = $41.40
Total water portion = $10.53 + $71.82 + $41.40 = $123.75

Sewer portion of bill:

First 2,000 gallons would be $14.82 (base rate for a 5/8” meter)
Next 7,000 gallons (7*$5.51/1,000 gallons) = $38.57
Total sewer portion = $14.82 + $38.57 = $53.39

Total water and sewer bill = $123.75 + $53.39 = $177.14

Example #3: Customer is connected to water and sewer and used 1,540 gallons for the month of September.

Water portion of the bill:

First 2,000 gallons would be $10.53 (base rate for a 5/8” meter)

Sewer portion of bill:

First 2,000 gallons would be $14.82 (base rate for a 5/8” meter)

Total water and sewer bill = $10.53 + $14.82 = $25.35 (minimum bill)