Understanding summer water rates can help you find ways to save money

Rising temperatures often mean our community uses extra water for lawn and landscape needs.  Additionally, with people staying home more this summer, it can also be easy to use more water washing hands, doing the dishes, and running loads of laundry. We use a two-tiered rate for water charges during the summer to encourage people to use less.

The average household uses about 7 CCF (just over 5,000 gallons) of water per month. (CCF stands for 100 cubic feet, which is 748 gallons.) To encourage less water use from June 1 to Sept. 30, we charge a lower rate for the first 5 CCF of water people use. We charge any water use above that at a higher rate, the Tier 2 rate. The two levels of rate help ensure we have enough water for our community, fish, and other wildlife.

You can reduce water use indoors and outdoors and save money on your water bills this summer. It’s easy with a few simple tips from our experts. Visit Ways to Save for details.

For more information, visit our Water Rates page.

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