For those customers that pay bills using bank checks, you will need to adjust the amount on your Automatic Bill Pay account to reflect the new rates as listed above.
There are several options to pay your utility bill. You can mail a check, pay on-line with credit card or electronic check, sign up for Auto Withdraw, or drop a check at the office.
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TIERED STRUCTURE FOR USAGE
Along with the base rate, users are charged for the amount of water actually used on a monthly basis. As noted above, for a typical single family residence, the first 4000 gallons is provided at no additional charge and considered to be included in the base rate. However, for amounts above the 4,000 gallons, these amounts, will be charged at $ 2.59 per 1,000 gallons. Consumption will be billed at this rate, up to 10,000 gallons. For usage in excess of 10,000 gallons per month, customers will be billed at a rate of $ 5.16 per 1,000 gallons.
Monthly service fees are due on the last working day of the month. Any Fees and Charges and Tap Fee not paid in full within fifteen (15) days after the scheduled due date will be assessed a late fee in the amount of Twenty Dollars ($20.00).
EQUIVALENCY RATIO (“EQR”)
In order to ensure consistent and uniform charges to customers, the District adopted a rate structure based on equivalency. Large users will be uniformly charged based on their equivalency to a single-family residence, which has an EQR of 1. This will apply to the base rate and the consumption allowances under the tiered rate structure in a proportional and consistent manner, as detailed on the table below:
LATE CHARGE: $20.00
Monthly water and sewer fees are due on the last day of the month. A late fee will be assessed on the 15th of the following month if payment is not received.
*AVAILABILITY OF SERVICE CHARGES (“AOS”)
|Tap or Meter Size||EQR||Sewer Monthly Base Rate||water Monthly Base Rate||Water Unbilled Usage Allowance||Water Consumption Charge ($2.59/1,000)||Water Consumption Charge ($5.16/1,000)|
|¾"||1||$ 40.73||$ 48.13||4,000||10,000||>10,000|
|1"||2||$ 81.47||$ 96.25||8,000||20,000||>20,000|
|1 ½"||5||$ 203.67||$ 240.63||20,000||50,000||>50,000|
|2"||8||$ 325.86||$ 385.00||32,000||80,000||>80,000|
|3"||16||$ 651.73||$ 770.00||64,000||160,000||>160,000|
The District will bill the Availability of service fees once a year, with a due date of June 30 and a late fee of $20.00 accessed after July 31.
AOS fees are charged on unimproved property if the property has infrastructure for water and sewer service within 100 feet of the property line. On January 1, 2022, the District will begin charging the annual AOS fee in the amount of $200 per year, per lot.
The District has 65 miles of distribution system and 45 miles of collection system designed to provide 2360 lots with water and sewer service. Regardless of each lot owner’s decision to connect to the system, the capital infrastructure provides a benefit through its availability to the lot and lot values are enhanced as a result of this availability.
The AOS fee is specifically used to repay debt incurred for capital infrastructure which has been financed by the District. Although customers paying the AOS fee are not connected to the capital infrastructure, the cost of the capital infrastructure must be appropriately distributed among those who are connected and receiving service, and those who are receiving the benefit of the availability to receive water and sewer service.