If I use water outside and it is not disposed of through the sewer system, am I charged for both water and sewer consumption?

No. Although charges are for any water usage that is metered, sewer charges are only based on readings from winter months and are set accordingly for the entire year. Water that is disposed of outside should be clean water from sump pumps, garden sprinkling and other activities. This water drains into a separate sewer system called the storm sewer system and is not treated.

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1. Does the City offer online payments for utility bills?
2. How does the City calculate utility rates?
3. How often do I receive a utility bill?
4. If I use water outside and it is not disposed of through the sewer system, am I charged for both water and sewer consumption?
5. What are volume-based water rates?
6. What is the environmental resources fee?