Effect of Rate Increase on Average Monthly Utility Bill

Utility rates have increased, effective October 1, 2020.

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 2021: Trash and sewer rates have increased.
  • 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.
  • Fiscal Year 2019: A 5% increase was applied to water rates only.

Example 1: Average Residential Bill using 6,200 gallons per month

 
2021
2020
2019
Water Usage
40.11
40.11
39.15
Sewer Average
58.09
52.79
35.32
Sewer Service Charge
16.00
16.00
16.00
Garbage
12.75
12.14
11.57
Garbage Sales Tax
1.05
1.01
.96
Total
128.00
122.05
103.00
       

Example 1's price increase:

     
By Month
5.95
5.12
4.79
By Year
71.40
61.50
57.45

Example 2: Average Senior Citizen Bill using 6,200 gallons per month

 
2021
2020
2019
Water Usage
32.77
32.77
30.47
Sewer Average
53.33
48.47
32.45
Sewer Service Charge
16.00
16.00
16.00
Garbage
11.53
10.98
10.46
Garbage Sales Tax
0.95
0.90
0.86
Total
114.59
109.12
90.24
       

Example 2's price increase:

     
By Month
5.46
6.11
4.72
By Year
65.59
73.30
56.61