We recently moved from a place on septic to one on sewer. I was amazed
when we got our first sewer bill. $46 a month!
Is this the norm? Please post what you pay for sewer. And whether it's
a flat rate or based on water consumption or some other criteria. Thanks.
When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and
carrying a cross.
My bill it tied to water usage as well. My sewer is about $15 a month
based on the city minimum for water usage which is about $25.
I am a single man living smaller house with no water usage other than
shower, hand washing dishes and toilet operation.
So if yours is based on water usage and you have more than yourself in
the household and run dishwashers, take long showers, water the lawn,
keep a garden, obsessively wash clothes, etc.... I can see it.
Suburb of Atlanta, GA.
Sewer rates are roughly twice the cost of water.
3000 gallons of water $8.49
Note that there is no allowance for irrigation of lawn or garden - sewer cost is
based on water used, which is only reported to the nearest 1000 gallons.
If there was space in the yard and I had the $$, there'd be a 15,000 or 20,000
gallon tank for collecting rainwater. I already do that, but on a small scale -
about 350 gallons of storage.
Waste water treatment fee, based on your water usage. Almost all water usa
ge during the winter goes into the sewer system. Some of the water used in
the summer (gardening, etc) does not go into the sewer system, so the sewe
r fee is adjusted, during the summer, for that (gardening, etc) allowance.
As stated, in general, it's about double (mine's a bit more) than your wate
r usage fee.
My average is $17. per month. It's based on water use, established
during winter months. But the summer water use is designed to encourage
rationing. For example, if I use twice the amount of winter usage in the
summer my price per CCF can get pretty steep. And the more I use the
steeper it gets. %$#&*^%$#@
When I lived with my Dad, every evening we would get up from the supper
table and do the dishes. We would take turns on who would wash and who
would dry. And a couple nights a week we would travel to the drug store
in town with a counter and pester the waitress.
My Kenmore uses a variable amount of water, depending on the cycle and load.
From a minimum of about 2.5 gallons to almost five.
My sink holds 4.5 gallons, so it's about a push between the dishwasher and
doing things by hand.
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