Understanding Your Water Bill

If you have a water meter installed in your home, you’ll only be billed for the water you use, plus a small standing charge. This fixed charge is based on where you live, and is reflective of the cost of abstracting water from the area.

Step#1: Identify your billing date. This is the period that your meter is read.

Example: 04/May/2020 – 05/June/2020

Step#2: Write down the previous meter reading, and the present meter reading based on the billing date.

Example 04/05/2020: 60 – 05/06/2020: 62

Step#3: Calculate the amount of water used by subtracting the present reading from the previous reading to determine your cost per gallon.

Example: (present reading) 62 – 60 (previous reading) =2 gallons

Step#4: Determine if you are billed at a domestic or commercial rate.

Domestic Calculation: 2000 gallons = $36.00

Example: Fixed cost = $5.00

Commercial Calculation: 2000 gallons @ 28= $56.00

Step#5: Determine your fixed cost by calling our office

Example: fixed cost= $5.00

Step#6: Add total cost to determine water usage

Domestic: 36+ 5 =41

Commercial: 56 +5=51

Below is a table with the Water Consumption Rates:

Gallons Rate Per 1,000 Total Cost Gallons Rate Per 1,000 Total Cost
1,000
18.00
$18.00
16,000
$456.00
2,000
$36.00
17,000
42.00
$498.00
3,000
21.00
$57.00
18,000
$540.00
4,000
$78.00
19,000
45.00
$585.00
5,000
24.00
$102.00
20,000
$630.00
6,000
$126.00
21,000
48.00
$678.00
7,000
27.00
$153.00
22,000
$726.00
8,000
$180.00
23,000
51.00
$777.00
9,000
30.00
$210.00
24,000
$828.00
10,000
$240.00
25,000
54.00
$882.00
11,000
33.00
$273.00
26,000
$936.00
12,000
$306.00
27,000
57.00
$993.00
13,000
36.00
$342.00
28,000
$1,050.00
14,000
$378.00
29,000
60.00
$1,110.00
15,000
39.00
$417.00
30,000
$1,170.00