Water and Wastewater
Reading Your Monthly Utility Bill
Water and Sewer Rates
The current water and wastewater (sewer) rates (PDF) were adopted by City Council on September 17, 2018. Note: Each March, your bill reflects a new sewer average based on your individual usage for the three-month period from the November meter read to the February meter read.
Garbage and Recycling Service
|Service||Cost Per Month|
|Residential Garbage Service (Wednesdays and Saturdays)||$9.81|
|Curbside Non-Sort Recycling (Wednesdays)||$3.98|
|Sales Tax (8.25%)||$1.14|
|Total Monthly Charge||$14.93|
Storm Water Utility Rates
|Type of Account||Cost Per Month|
|Non-Residential||$1.26 per 1,000 square feet of impervious* area|
*Impervious surfaces do not absorb water (e.g., roofs, pavement, concrete, gravel)
If a leak results in an unusually high utility bill, you may request an adjustment following repair.
Establishing New Water Service or Obtaining a Meter for Construction, Fire Hydrants, Gas Wells, or other Purposes
Find out how to establish new service.
Tax exemptions are not available. Low-income senior households or disabled customers may be eligible for discounted rates (reapplication required every two (2) years). To apply for a discount on the residential water and sewer portion of your utility bill, you must fall into one of the following categories and meet the requirements as defined in the Code of Ordinances (summarized below):
Senior Citizen (Income Restrictions)
- Age sixty (60) or older;
- Present proof of residency via valid driver's license (or State-Issued ID) and a current electric bill; AND
- Present proof of annual household income not to exceed $32,000
- Verifiable disability; AND
- Present proof of residency via valid driver's license (or State-Issued ID) and a current electric bill.
Apply online today or complete a Credit Affidavit Application (PDF) and email it to customer service. Should a qualified recipient pass away, the surviving spouse will continue to receive the discount until the end of the current fiscal year (September 30). Those receiving this credit must submit a new application every two (2) years and be re-approved.
Closed accounts with outstanding final balances may be sent to Valley Collection Services. Once an account status has been changed to "Collection Agency", the customer must make payment directly to Valley Collection Services either online at the Valley Collection Service website or by calling 1-632-931-4325.