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Know your Winter Average

Did you know the amount of water you use in the winter can impact your utility bill for the entire year? The flat monthly sewer charge is based on the average amount of water billed during December, January, and February. The Utilities Department uses your Winter Average to set a cap on your monthly sewer charge for the year, starting in April. Your Winter Average is re-calculated each year, so using less water during winter months by turning off your sprinkler systems and watching for leaks can help you save money on your water bill all year.

The Winter Average for residential customers is around 7,000 gallons, which means a monthly sewer charge of about $32. If yours is much higher, you may need to check for a leak or reduce your outdoor water use during the winter months.