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Winter Wastewater Averages

Nov 4, 2020

Wastewater averaging is calculated based on water usage from mid-November to mid-March. This is often when most of the water being used in a household or business is going directly to the wastewater system, rather than being used for outdoor irrigation.

Save money on your wastewater bill all year long! Simply reduce your water usage during these months. One of the key things you can do is turn off or reduce your outdoor watering and make sure that you have no leaks (you can verify this by checking your meters leak indicator shown in this picture). If the red gears are spinning and all the water is off this is a sign you may have a leak. Once the March water meter reads have been completed, we will take the average water usage for each connection from mid-November to mid-March, and calculate your new wastewater average for the next 12 months.

Example of how this works: If the average of water used during this period was 8,000 gallons, this is the max you would be charged for wastewater use in any month during the next 12 months. If your household uses 12,000 gallons of water one month, you would only be charged for the max average of 8,000 gallons of wastewater. Even better, if you only use 3,000 gallons of water during a given month, you would be charged for 3,000 gallons of wastewater and not your 8,000 average maximum!

For more information, contact the WCID staff at CSAUS@Inframark.com or 512-287-8004 after hours 512-246-0498

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