The Town uses a tiered structure for determining rates. Your monthly bill will vary depending on how much water you use. The more water you use, the more you will pay. The less water you use, the less you will pay.
The water and sewage rates below are effective October 1, 2014.
Base Residential Rates
For homes, the base charge for water will be $17.85 per month and the base fee for sewer service will be $22.44.
Water Usage Charges
Your usage charges for water will be as follows:
|0-4,000 gallons per month =||$2.23 per 1,000 gallons|
|4,001 – 8,000 gallons per month =||$2.79 per 1,000 gallons|
|8,001 – 12,000 gallons per month =||$4.19 per 1,000 gallons|
|12,001 – 20,000 gallons per month =||$5.85 per 1,000 gallons|
|20,000 + per month =||$7.61 per 1,000 gallons|
(The cost is not cumulative, so if you use 10,000 gallons in one month, the first 4,000 gallons would be billed at $2.23, the second 4,000 gallons would be billed at $2.79 and the last 2,000 gallons would be billed at $4.19.
Sewer Usage Charges
Your usage charges for sewer will be $4.38 for every 1,000 gallons. Sewer usage charges will still be capped at 12,000 gallons per month. Maximum sewer charges will not exceed $75.00.
How Can You Save Money?
- Fix leaky toilets, sinks & faucets
- Water lawns based on minimum recommendations
- Invest in an irrigation meter
- Take a shower instead of a bath
- Run washer & dishwasher only when full
- Look on-line for other water saving tips at www.sjrwmd.com
Deposit & Fees
All residential customers starting new service will be charged a $50.00 administrative fee and a $275.00 deposit ($87.50 for water, $87.50 for sewer and $100.00 for refuse).
Deposits will be refunded after 24 months to customers who established a “Good Credit History.” Refunds will be applied as a credit to the customers account.
Commercial Rate Information
Most commercial accounts use a meter size of 3/4-inch. For this meter size, the following rates apply:
Water base charge: $17.85 per month
Water usage: $2.79 per 1,000 gallons
Sewer base charge: $22.44 per month
Sewer usage: $4.38 per 1,000 gallons
If you have a larger meter size, or need information related to installation or irrigation, please contact the Utility Billing Department at 264-9565, Option 2.
How to Start Service
To receive information on starting service for a commercial account please contact the Utility Billing Department at (904) 278-3016.