How is my sewer bill calculated?

Since sewer waste cannot be metered like water is, sewer volume billed to residents is calculated based on the customer’s average water usage during the most recent winter months of December, January, and February. This is based on the assumption that during winter months, the majority of your water usage goes down the sewer drain and not absorbed into the ground like it does during summer months when lawn watering is most likely to take place. Your sewer volume is calculated in March each year and remains the same each month until the following March.

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1. I don’t see you read my meter anymore. How do you know how much water I used?
2. How is it possible that the water usage on my bill is the exact same as a previous month’s usage?
3. How is my sewer bill calculated?
4. If I have a leak during winter months, how will that affect my sewer bill for the year?
5. I received a high water bill! How did I possibly use this much water?
6. How do I read my water/ utility bill?
7. I moved into a smaller house but my bill stayed the same. Why didn’t my bill go down?
8. I have a smaller family than my neighbor but my water bill is higher. Why isn’t my bill smaller than theirs?
9. I was told I have a leak but I don’t see any puddles in my yard. Where is the water going?
10. How does Sewer Winter Quarter Averaging affect my utilities bill?
11. How can I keep my water consumption down?
12. How can I tell how much water my irrigation system uses and needs?
13. How do I find a water leak in my home?