2017 Water, Sewer & Trash Rates

Utility Bills are mailed the last business day of every month. The amount due is for the previous month and is due on the tenth (10th) of the following month. To avoid a penalty, please make sure your bill is paid by the twentieth (20th) of the month following the bill.
Water meters are read each month to determine your water usage. The previous month’s reading, current month’s reading and current usage, along with the date read, are listed at the top of the bill on the left stub under the meter number. The majority of our meters are read via a radio signal so there is little possibility of an erroneous read. If you feel a reading is incorrect, please contact the Town Hall at (970) 276-3741.
RESIDENTIAL

WATER BASE – $37.58
WATER USAGE - BASED ON GALLONS USED
SEWER BASE - $16.42
SEWER USAGE - $15.55
ESTABLISHED SEWER USAGE - $3.64 (SEWER AVERAGE X .00364)
TRASH SERVICE - $17.78
TRASH WITH EXTRA CONTAINER - $24.85
SENIOR CITIZEN

WATER BASE – $22.54
WATER USAGE - BASED ON GALLONS USED
SEWER BASE - $16.42
SEWER USAGE $15.55
ESTABLISHED SEWER USAGE - $3.64 (SEWER AVERAGE X .00364)
TRASH SERVICE $12.98
TRASH WITH EXTRA CONTAINER $20.05
NON PROFIT

WATER BASE – $37.58
WATER USAGE - BASED ON GALLONS USED
SEWER BASE - $16.42
SEWER USAGE $15.55
ESTABLISHED SEWER USAGE - $3.64 (SEWER AVERAGE X .00364)
TRASH SERVICE $17.78
WITH EXTRA CONTAINER $24.85
COMMERCIAL

WATER BASE –$37.58
WATER USAGE - BASED ON GALLONS USED
SEWER BASE - $16.42
SEWER USAGE $15.55
ESTABLISHED SEWER USAGE - $3.64 (SEWER AVERAGE X .00364)
KEY PUMP

WATER BASE - $50.68
WATER USAGE - BASED ON GALLONS USED
ADDITIONAL SERVICE FEES

NSF FEE $35.00
PENALTY 18% PER ANNUM (1.5% monthly)
DISCONNECT FEE $30.00
RECONNECT FEE $30.00
FROZEN METER CHARGE ACTUAL COST OF METER
WATER TAP FEE $7,300 PER EQR
SEWER TAP FEE $5,900 PER EQR
2017 WATER SEWER TRASH FEE SCHEDULE
WATER AND SEWER RATES
Rates for water usage are designed to encourage water conservation. The rates are as follows: The metered rate for residential usage is $3.75/1,000 gallons of metered usage up to a total of 6,000 gallons per billing period; $3.93/1,000 gallons of metered usage more than 6,000 gallons and up to 12,000 gallons per billing period; $4.27/1,000 gallons of metered usage more than 12,000 gallons of metered usage per billing period.

The metered rate for commercial usage is $3.75/1,000 gallons of metered usage up to a total of 12,500 gallons/billing period; $4.27/1,000 gallons of metered usage more than 12,500 gallons and up to 25,000 gallons/billing period; $4.27/1,000 gallons of metered usage more than 25,000 gallons of metered usage /billing period. Non-profits are charged at the same rate and usage levels as commercial customers.

Qualified senior citizens, those aged 65 or over, receive a 40% discount on water rates. Out-of-town users are charged double the associated in-town rate.

The metered rates for key pump users is $7.51/1,000 gallons up to 3,000 gallons/billing period, $7.84/1,000 gallons for usage more than 3,000 and up to 8,000 gallons/billing period and $17.20/1,000 gallons for usage greater than 8,000 gallons/billing period.

Sewer rates are calculated each year in January and are based on the prior year’s water usage. The lowest usage month of January, February and March is averaged with the usage from November and December. This method is used as water is not being used during these months for irrigation of outdoor plants and lawns, which does not impact the sewer system. The rate stays fixed at this calculated amount until the following calendar year.
DISCONNECT NOTICE
If payment is not received for two (2) consecutive months, you will receive a Disconnect Notice around the twentieth (20th) of the month. This Notice will reflect the total amount due and a final payment/shut off date. A disconnect fee of $30 plus a reconnect fee of $30 for a total of $60 will be incurred for all water services that are terminated from a disconnect Notice.

NEED ASSITANCE PAYING YOUR BILL
DOOR HANGER
If payment is not made prior to the Shut off due Date, a door hanger will be placed on the premises indicating the date and time the shut off will occur. If you receive one of these, please make the full payment by the date and time indicated at Town Hall. To make payment after hours, please use the drop box located to the left side of the main entrance door of Town Hall on 178 West Jefferson Avenue. Payments may also be made online at www.xpressbillpay.com.