Wastewater Winter Average/Monthly Volume Charge per 1,000 Gallons
* Average winter wastewater usage will be used during the following 12 months to calculate the volume charge. For example, average usage for December 2014, January 2015 and February 2015 will be used as the basis for the volume charge for the period March 2015 through February 2016.
For commercial accounts, if internal water usage patterns for the months of December - February are not representative of internal usage throughout the year, the monthly wastewater volume charge will be based on each month's water usage. The appropriate basis for commercial wastewater charges for each account will be established by the Town at the inception of each account, and is subject to adjustment if usage patterns change.
Usage from December 2016 through February 2017 is averaged and used as the basis for the monthly wastewater volume for determining charges from March 2017 through February 2018. So, if your water usage for December was 4,952 gallons, for January was 4,426 gallons and for February was 3,872 gallons, total usage for the three-month period in this example would be 13,250 gallons.
This total amount would be divided by 3 to determine a monthly-average minus 4,417 gallons in this case. This monthly average would be rounded down to the nearest 1,000 gallons for billing purposes, or 4,000 gallons. If the three-month have had been 4,500 gallons or higher it would have been rounded up to 5,000 gallons.
New Residential Customers
Wastewater billings will be based on an average of 3,000 gallons per month until actual usage is available to determine the winter average.