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Commercial Rate Increase

Proposed Commercial Domestic Water Rate Increase
The average commercial customer has a 1" meter, consumes 7,600 cubic feet of water and currently pays $78.87 every two months.  If the City Council approves the proposed rate increase for 2017 the average bill will increase to $103.76 (every two months) in 2017, effective March 1.  That breaks down to $12.45 more per month.

Customers are categorized as either commercial or residential according to their land use zone.  This means that some residential houses that are located in zones which allow commercial uses are billed according to the commercial rate structure.  Zoning districts which are billed the commercial water rate include:  RML, RMH, RP, BN, DB, DV, DH, BC, BF, GB1, GB2, IP, IL, IH, and U.  Typically, domestic water rates end up being higher under the commercial rate structure but the designation usually saves customers money on their irrigation assessment.

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How to Calculate the Average 2017 Bill
(Average Commercial Customers have 1" meters and consume 7,600 cubic feet of Water)

  • Start with fixed charge:  $21.68
  • Multiply the 0.0108 rate by 7,600 cubic feet of water used: $82.08
  • Add the fixed charge to the consumption: $103.76