On December 17, 2020, the Town Council passed Ordinance #2021-25 amending Section 52.71(F) of the municipal code to implement the Summer Sewer Calculation and discontinue the annual one-time sewer credits. This section of the code now reads as follows:
For current monthly bills rendered in the months of June, July, August and September to metered water users with 5/8 inch and 3/4 inch meters, the sewage rates and charges shall be the base rate amount plus the treatment rate applied to the lesser of either: (1) the quantity of water used on or in the property or premises as measured by the water meter there in the use, or (2) the average monthly quantity of water usage on which the sewage rates and charges to that same customer for that same premises were determined in the monthly bills rendered the immediately prior April, November, and October. If the customer does not have a billing history for that same premises going back to a bill rendered the prior October on the basis of a full month’s water usage, then the sewage rates and charges for bills rendered in the months of June, July, August, and September shall be the basic rate amount plus the treatment rate applied to the quantity of water used on or in the property or premises as measured by the water meter there in use.
Sewer credits will still be considered for leaks in certain circumstances. For instance, if a customer has a leak in which the water did not enter the sewage system.
Utility customers who have both water and sewer service may apply for a sewer credit by submitting the sewer credit application online or in person at the Utility Billing Office's drive-up window. For questions about the credit, please contact the Utility Billing Office at 317-852-1102.