In summary… Your statement every other month is your Actual usage (for the previous 2 months)
– and every other month is a minimum charge of $28.25, no matter what the usage.
** MINIMUM MONTHLY READING EXPLANATION **
as of 4/1/2019
Once the service connection has been made, a monthly minimum charge will be assessed whether or not the water is actually used. However, should our System Operator declare the dwelling to be unlivable, the account may be inactive.
CURRENTLY THE MONTHLY MINIMUM CHARGE IS $28.25 FOR THE FIRST 3,000 GALLONS.
The Authority will take a reading one month – and on the second month will be a computer generated minimum, as noted above (Monthly Minimum Charge). At that time you will be charged the $28.25 rate.
The month of the actual meter reading will be for water consumed in a two-month period. Customers will be given a credit for the 1-3,000 Gallons used the previous month, if they have used more than the minimum.
May reading was 1350. (Actual Reading)
June reading was estimated (1,000-3,000 Gallons) Minimum bill = $28.25
July actual reading was 1360 — Gallons used = 10,000
June credit for minimum – 3,000 Gallons + July (Actual) Billing – Gallon used = 7,000 = 10,000 gallons total
The current minimum billing covers 1,000 – 3,000 gallons usage.
Usage over the minimum will be billed at $7.25 per thousand gallons used on the standard 5/8″ domestic meter.
Note: Oversized and commercial meters are billed on a different scale.
Customers concerned with a high bill of the Actual reading have the option to prepay any amount on the estimated reading month. Your account will show a credit to be applied in the reading month.
Fawn Frazer Joint Water Authority