About Utility Billing
The Utility Billing Division is supervised by the Director of Finance and responsible for the following areas:
- Customer account service and billing for water, sewage, and refuse collection
- Water meter readings
- Sale of exclusion meters
Water Service Connections
Should any person desire to have the water service in their name, they must fill out an application for service in their name in the Utility Billing Office.
If such person is renting, a deposit for this service is required and must be paid to the Billing and Collections Office at the time the application is completed (the rental agreement may be required to verify information provided on utility service application). Any prior outstanding utility bills for any of the renters must be satisfied before the utility connection is made.
Deposit for Non-Owner Occupied Dwellings(Effective July 15, 2011):
$100.00 Residential Rental
$100.00 Commercial Rental
Water service will be turned on to the dwelling at the customer’s request on Tuesday or Thursday by appointment only, after a minimum of 24-hour advance notice has been given.
A connection fee of ten dollars ($10.00) will be charge for this service and will be billed on the first utility bill.
Water Service Disconnections
Should any person desire to have the water cut off permanently, they shall request same through the Utility Billing Office.
The water service will be discontinued on Tuesday or Thursday, after a minimum 24-hour advance notice has been given, and a final bill will be rendered at the end of the month.
At such time, the customer’s deposit, if applicable, will be deducted from the total water, sewer and refuse and other charges, and the balance will be due and payable upon receipt of the final bill be the customer.
Should any customer desire to have the water service disconnected for his own convenience (temporary), they shall request same through the Utility Billing Office.
Water service shall be disconnected and reconnected at the customer’s request, and a fee of ten dollars ($10.00) will be charged for this service which will be billed on the next regular utility bill.
Rate Information & Billing Dates
In the annual budget process, City Council passes the rate structure for the upcoming fiscal year (July 1 thru June 30). The Water and Sewer Fund is designed to operate on a break-even basis, although there may be a gain or loss in any particular year due to weather conditions or other factors.
The City is divided into two cycles that are billed on alternating months. The meter readers attempt to read your meter each cycle, however, sometimes they are unable to read them because of weather conditions or if your meter is blocked for some reason.
Bills are dated the last day of the month. Bills are mailed on or before the last workday of the month. Bills are due the 25th of the following month. Bills paid after the 25th of the following month will be assessed an eight percent (8%) penalty.
Delinquent bills will be mailed on the 26th day of the month and accounts will be given seven (7) days to pay before the water is cut off for non-payment.
An administrative fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) will be charged if you are on the cut off list and you pay during normal hours. The fee will be forty dollars ($40.00) if after normal business hours.
Current Utility Rates
Visit the Tax and Utility Rates webpage to view the current utility rates.
Refuse and Recycling Billing
The City shall provide refuse and recycling collection services to all citizens, residents and commercial establishments located within the corporate limits of the City.
For the collection and disposal of garbage and refuse once a week, and recycling collection once a week from each single-family unit, duplex unit and apartment there shall be a monthly charge of $13.25, bi-monthly charge of $26.50; and there shall be an additional monthly charge of $2.10 for each additional can per pickup at each such residence and commercial establishment.