Your water charges reflect the costs of cleaning and delivering safe, high quality drinking water to your home. Your sewer charges reflect the costs of collecting the wastewater, transporting it to a waste treatment plant, and cleaning the water to almost drinking water quality. The cleanliness standards for both drinking water and treated wastewater are set by the state and federal government. By lowering your water consumption during the winter months, you can lower your bills all year long. How does that work?
1. Your Water Use is Metered
To ensure that customers are charged fairly for water, City of Sachse uses meters to measure water use. All water customers have water meters of various sizes based on their needs.
2. How Your Residential Sewer Average is Calculated
Your water use for the months of November, December, January, February and March are the basis for the calculation. These are the best months for averaging because customers water their lawns less in the winter; therefore irrigation water is not inflating the amount of water transported into the sanitary sewer. The highest and lowest use months are removed from the calculation, and the three remaining months are averaged to determine the monthly volume. This calculated volume will be billed for the next 12 months.
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