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The utility bill includes charges for water, storm sewer, sanitation sewer, and garbage pickup. Water meters are read every two months and are billed in two-month increments. Some industrial and commercial meters are read on a monthly basis due to large usage, and are billed every month. Water is measured in cubic feet. Billing is calculated in hundreds of cubic feet. 100 cubic feet is equivalent to 748.1 gallons.

Fees and Rates
The following is the listing of fees and rates: 
  • The water rate is $4.679 per 100 cubic feet with a minimum charge of $23.40 for 500 cubic feet or less for usage inside city limits (effective January 1, 2014). 
  • The water rate is $9.358 per 100 cubic feet and a minimum charge of $46.79 for 500 cubic feet or less for usage outside city limits (effective January 1, 2014).
  • The storm sewer rate is $0.90 per 100 cubic feet. Storm sewer fees are charged for the maintenance of the infrastructure storm sewer system.    
  • The sanitary sewer fee is $0.91 per one hundred cubic feet of water usage (effective January 1, 2012). 
  • Waste/Recycling pickup charge is $32.60 for two months (effective April 1, 2014). 

The utility bill is generally due by the 5th day of the month, or the first business day after, if the 5th day falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or a holiday.

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