2023 Affordability Program Water & Wastewater Rates (Uplift Assistance Program)

The RAC recommended to replace the current affordability discount program with a separate rate structure that provides discounted rates for qualified affordability program customers.


Effective for Consumption on or about January 1, 2023

Households inside the City Limits or outside the City Limits with income at or below 125 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) are eligible to apply to be subject to the below rates.

Affordability Program Water Rates (Uplift Assistance Program)

Water service charges for all metered residential water connections shall be the application of the Water Monthly Volume Charges to metered water usage in every instance of service for each month or fraction thereof and are billed according to the schedule below.

 

MONTHLY SERVICE AVAILABILITY CHARGE*
INSIDE CITY LIMITS OUTSIDE CITY LIMITS
Usage Tier APPROVED
2023
APPROVED
2023
Tier 1 $  – $  –
Tiers 2-5 3.00 3.90

 

MONTHLY VOLUME CHARGE
INSIDE CITY LIMITS OUTSIDE CITY LIMITS
Usage Tier Gallon
Block Threshold
RATE PER 1,000 GALLONS RATE PER 1,000 GALLONS
APPROVED
2023
APPROVED
2023
2,000 $  – $  –
6,000 1.000 1.300
10,000 1.500 1.950
15,000 2.500 3.250
Over 15,000 3.500 4.550

Affordability Program Wastewater Rates (Uplift Assistance Program)

Sewer service charges for all metered residential water connections shall be the application of the Sewer Monthly Volume Charges to average monthly water usage for 90 days during three consecutive billing periods beginning after November 15 and ending on or about March 15 of each year and are billed according to the schedule below.

MONTHLY SEWER VOLUME CHARGE
INSIDE CITY LIMITS OUTSIDE CITY LIMITS
Usage Gallon
Block Threshold
RATE PER 1,000 GALLONS RATE PER 1,000 GALLONS
APPROVED
2023
APPROVED
2023
2,000 $  – $  –
Over 2,000 2.700 3.240
Customers who do not have a record of winter water usage or an interim average will be billed for sewer service assuming 5,985 gallons monthly sewer usage.

 

Federal Income Guidelines
Family Size Annual income at or below
1 $16,988
2 $22,888
3 $28,788
4 $34,688
5 $40,588
6 $46,488
7 $52,388
8 $58,288
9 $64,188
10 $70,088
11 $75,988
12 $81,888
Families with more than 12 persons Add $5,900 for each additional person
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