Wastewater Service & Monthly Volume Charges
Wastewater Service Charges
Wastewater service charges for service to single-family, townhomes (if individually metered), multi-family, and commercial customers.
Wastewater Volume Charges
Wastewater volume charges, per 1,000 gallons, for single-family, townhomes (if individually metered), multi-family, and commercial customers. Average winter wastewater usage will be used during the following 12 months to calculate the volume charge. For example, average usage for December 2020, January 2021, and February 2021 will be used as the basis for the volume charge for the period March 2021 through February 2022.
For example, if water usage for December 2020 was 4,952 gallons, for January 2021 was 4,426 gallons and for February was 3,872 gallons, total usage for the three-month period would be 13,250 gallons. Next, this total amount would be divided by 3 to determine a monthly-average minus 4,417 gallons in this case. The monthly average is then rounded down to the nearest 1,000 gallons for billing purposes, or 4,000 gallons. If the three-month have had been 4,500 gallons or higher it would have been rounded up to 5,000 gallons.
For commercial accounts, if internal water usage patterns for the months of December - February are not representative of internal usage throughout the year, the monthly wastewater volume charge will be based on each month's water usage. The appropriate basis for commercial wastewater charges for each account will be established by the Town at the inception of each account and is subject to adjustment if usage patterns change.
New Residential Customers
Wastewater billings will be based on an average of 3,000 gallons per month until actual usage is available to determine the winter average.