Effect of Rate Increase on Average Monthly Utility Bill

Utility rates have increased, effective October 1, 2019.

Water rates have increased by 2% from the previous year. Sewer rates have increased 10% from the previous year. Refuse and recycling rates have increased by 5% from the previous year. The information provided below is a reference for how this increase will likely impact an average utility bill.

Average water consumption is established in a rate study periodically performed by an outside firm specializing in utility rates. The most recent average established was equal to approximately 6200 gallons per month. Implementation of the results of these studies is solely at the discretion of the City Council. However, even when the rate recommendations are not implemented by the Council, these studies do provide a wealth of useful information for the Finance and Utility Billing functions of the City. 

  • Fiscal Year 2019: A 5% increase was applied to water rates only.
  • Fiscal Year 2020: Water rates have increased by 2% from the previous year. Sewer rates have increased 10% from the previous year. Refuse and recycling rates have increased by 5% from the previous year.

Average Residential Bill - 6,200 Gallons

 
2019
2020
Water Usage
39.15
40.11
Sewer Average
35.32
52.79
Sewer Service Charge
16.00
16.00
Garbage
11.57
12.14
Sales Tax
0.96
1.01
Total
103.00
122.05
     

Average Use Increase

   
Monthly
4.79
5.12
Annual
57.45
61.50

Senior Citizen Account - 6,200 Gallons

 
2019
2020
Water Usage
30.47
32.77
Sewer Average
32.45
48.47
Sewer Service Charge
16.00
16.00
Garbage
10.46
10.98
Sales Tax
0.86
0.90
Total
90.24
109.12
     

Average Use Increase

   
Monthly
4.72
6.11
Annual
56.61
73.30