Utility bills for water, sewer, and garbage are mailed on the first business day of each month. The bills are due in full by the last business day of the same month or a 1.5% penalty is applied. Charges are based on gallon consumption per billing period NOT number of days each month. Charges are as follows:
First 2000 gallons =
$13.00 garbage (mandatory)
$58.25 total minimum bill <= 2000 gallons
(For every additional 1000 gallons of water consumed, $6.25 is charged for water and $5.80 is charged for sewer = $12.05 PER THOUSAND GALLONS OF WATER/SEWER OVER MINIMUM)
OUT OF TOWN:
First 2000 gallons =
$70.30 total minimum bill w/o garbage
$20.00 garbage (optional)
$90.30 total minimum bill <= 2000 gallons w/ garbage
(For every additional 1000 gallons of water consumed, $8.10 is charged for water and $7.95 is charged for sewer = $16.05 PER THOUSAND GALLONS OVER MINIMUM.)
IN TOWN: $116.50
OUT OF TOWN: $140.60
Updated rates as of 7/2012- Monthly Fees: Residential $13.00 (In Town) – $20.00 (Out of Town) Dumpster Fees 2 yard – $8.00 per pick up 4 yard – $11.50 per pick up 6 yard – $14.50 per pick up 8 yard – $17.50 per pick up. See the Public Works section for more information about Garbage Collection.
Emergency Water Services
For emergencies related to water and sewer during office hours, simply call 276-988-2501. After hours, town crews can be dispatched through the 911 office.
Water, Water Everywhere
Water usage high? Toilet leaks can be silent. Check your toilets for leaks at least once a year. An easy way to do this is to use a colored liquid, example: dark colored soda, koolaid, etc. Pour some of it into the back of the tank. Wait about 30 minutes. Look in the toilet bowl. If the water in the bowl has any color in it, then it is likely that your toilet is leaking.
A dripping faucet or fixture can waste 3 gallons of water a day. That is a total of 1,095 gallons a year!
Tips to save water:
* Take shorter showers
* Only do full loads of laundry
* Run only loads in the dishwasher
* Turn off the water when brushing your teeth
* Only water plants when they need it