Sewer & Water Rates

CONSERVING WATER REDUCES YOUR BILL! We have done our best to keep the rates to a minimum and will continue doing our best to provide you rates that are among the lowest in the State for the best water in the State. On February 1, 2017 water rates increased for all customers. The base rate for water increased by $3.00 per quarter plus $0.15 for each tier of service.

Take note of our Senior/Veteran/Low Income discount program: The Washington Township MUA receives notification from the Washington Township Tax Assessor’s office of residents that qualify for senior/veteran/low income discounts. Please contact the Washington Township Tax Assessor for details here.

Sewer rates

As of February 1, 2017 the sewer rates are a fixed $68.50 per quarter base rate plus a variable rate of $1.80 per 1000 gallons over the minimum. See 2017 Rate Schedule here.

Water rates

Current residential water rates are based on a rate schedule by allowance. The more water you conserve the lower your quarterly bill.   A base rate is charged for a 10,000 gallon allowance.  The table below outlines the current residential water rate schedule by meter size. Apartment buildings, trailers, fire houses, schools, industrial and commercial properties have a different rate structure.

Meter Size Base Rate Allowance
5/8 in $25.00 10,000 gal
3/4 in $35.00 10,000 gal
1 in $40.00 10,000 gal
1 1/2 in $45.00 10,000 gal
2 in $50.00 10,000 gal

The water rates for usage greater than 10,000 gallons are based on a tiered system. The price per 1,000 gallons is indicated in the Tier # columns

Current Water Rate Schedule:

Tier 1 Allowance Tier 2 Allowance Tier 3 Allowance
$1.85 35,000 gal $3.15 60,000 gal $4.15 85,000 gal
$1.85 35,000 gal $3.15 60,000 gal $4.15 85,000 gal
$1.85 35,000 gal $3.15 60,000 gal $4.15 85,000 gal
$1.85 35,000 gal $3.15 60,000 gal $4.15 85,000 gal
$1.85 35,000 gal $3.15 60,000 gal $4.15 85,000 gal
           
Tier 4 Allowance Tier 5 Allowance Tier 6 Allowance
$5.55 125,000 gal $8.55 200,000 gal $10.55 over 200,000 gal
$5.55 125,000 gal $8.55 200,000 gal $10.55 over 200,000 gal
$5.55 125,000 gal $8.55 200,000 gal $10.55 over 200,000 gal
$5.55 125,000 gal $8.55 200,000 gal $10.55 over 200,000 gal
$5.55 125,000 gal $8.55 200,000 gal $10.55 over 200,000 gal

Sample Bill for 5/8 inch meter:

Gallons Used Base Use Base $ Tier 1 Tier 1 $ Tier 2 Tier 2 $
15,000

10,000

$25.00 5000 $9.25 - n/a
25,000 10,000 $25.00 15,000 $27.75 - n/a
50,000 10,000 $25.00 25,000 $46.25 15,000 $47.25
75,000 10,000 $25.00 25,000 $46.25 25,000 $78.75
100,000 10,000 $25.00 25,000 $46.25 25,000 $78.75
150,000 10,000 $25.00 25,000 $46.25 25,000 $78.75
200,000 10,000 $25.00 25,000 $46.25 25,000 $78.75

Gallons Used Tier 3 Tier 3 $ Tier 4 Tier 4 $ Tier 5 Tier 5 $ Tier 6 Tier 6 $

Total Bill

15,000 - n/a - n/a - n/a - n/a $34.25
25,000 - n/a - n/a - n/a - n/a $52.75
50,000 - n/a - n/a - n/a - n/a $118.50
75,000 15,000 $62.25 - n/a - n/a - n/a $212.25
100,000 25,000 $103.75 15,000 $83.25 - n/a - n/a $337.00
150,000 25,000 $103.75 40,000 $222.00 25,000 $213.75 - n/a $689.50
200,000 25,000 $103.75 40,000 $222.00 75,000 $641.25 - n/a $1,117.00
225,000 25,000 $103.75 40,000 $222.00 75,000 $641.25 25,000

$263.75

$1,380.75

For example: Using the water rate schedule above, if you used 75,000 gallons in a billing quarter with a 5/8 inch meter, you would calculate your water bill as follows:

First 10,000 gallons cost =  $25.00 (base rate)
Next 25,000 gallons tier 1 cost =  $46.25 (25,000 x $1.85 per 1,000)
Next 25,000 gallons tier 2 cost =  $78.75 (25,000 x $3.15 per 1,000)
Next 15,000 gallons tier 3 cost =  $62.25 (15,000 x $4.15 per 1,000)
Total 75,000 gallons cost =  $212.25 (Your Total Water Bill)

 





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