Billing & Rate Changes

Monthly Bills

During the Special City Council meeting on December 18, 2017, City Council approved a change to water billing and rates. Effective January 1, 2018, water billing will occur on a monthly basis instead of quarterly. Monthly bills will go out approximately on the 26th of the month and will be due by the 25th of the following month. All auto payments will be taken on the 20th of the month. During this time residences and businesses will continue to be billed under the 2017 water rates. Starting April 1, 2018, the new water rates will be in effect.

View the adopted Ordinance Number 45, Series 2017: Schedule D (PDF). An insert regarding the new monthly billing will be included in every billing cycle.

Why Do We Need a Water Rate Increase? (PDF)

2018 Increase in Average Monthly Water Bill

Note: Average bill is based on 3/4 inch meter connection

Residential Customer Inside City Limits

Average Monthly Usage
2017 2018 Increase / Decrease
Percentage
5,000 Gallons
$18.05 $19.49 $1.44 8%
15,000 Gallons
$45.90 $50.54 $4.64 10%
25,000 Gallons
$74.00 $91.04 $17.04 23%

Residential Customer Outside City Limits

Average Monthly Usage
2017 2018 Increase / Decrease
Percentage
5,000 Gallons
$27.48 $29.26 $1.78 6%
15,000 Gallons
$70.60 $75.85 $5.25 7%
25,000 Gallons
$114.20 $136.65 $22.45 20%

Commercial Customer Inside City Limits

Average Monthly Usage
2017 2018 Increase / Decrease
Percentage
5,000 Gallons
$21.82 $22.39 $0.57 3%
15,000 Gallons
$45.72 $44.39 ($1.33) -3%
25,000 Gallons
$63.62 $66.39 ($3.23) -5%

Commercial Customer Outside City Limits

Average Monthly Usage
2017 2018 Increase / Decrease
Percentage
5,000 Gallons
$33.30 $33.59 $0.29 1%
15,000 Gallons
$70.30 $66.59 ($3.71) -5%
25,000 Gallons
$107.30 $99.59 ($7.71) -7%

Multi-Unit Customer Inside City Limits

Average Monthly Usage
2017 2018 Increase / Decrease
Percentage
5,000 Gallons
$28.97 $29.49 $0.52 2%
15,000 Gallons
$67.17 $65.69 ($1.48)
-2%
25,000 Gallons
$105.37 $101.89 ($3.48) -3%

Multi-Unit Customer Outside City Limits

Average Monthly Usage
2017 2018 Increase / Decrease
Percentage
5,000 Gallons
$44.40 $44.24 ($0.16) 0%
15,000 Gallons
$103.60 $98.54 ($5.06) -5%
25,000 Gallons
$162.80 $152.84 ($9.96) -6%