Billing & Fee Structure

BILLING

Effective December 19, 2020

Water Bills: Water meters are read manually, bi-monthly by AWUA staff. The number of the days for each billing period varies (typically around 50-65 days). Expect to see billing within the first or second week of the billing months: January, March, May, July, September and November. However, billing/due dates and late fee dates will not occur on a consistent day of the billing month due to weather and holidays.

Estimates: In winter months when meters cannot be read due to snowy conditions, an estimate of water usage is billed. An estimate can be identified by the ā€œEā€ at the end of the water usage. Corrections to the under/over-estimates of usage will be reflected in the next bill that has a manual meter reading.

Annual Assessment for Shareholders: The assessment bill is separate from the water bill. Property owners in our district are shareholders of the water company. Owning a share and paying the annual assessment bill is required to receive water service. The assessment helps pay for capital improvements within our district.

The annual assessment is billed annually in February at the Assessment Rate X the # of Shares owned and has a late fee of 25%. The details will be stated in the annual letter that is sent with the assessment bill. Unpaid assessment bills result in share(s) forfeiture and water being shut off, and the shareholder must purchase a new share at full price to restore water service. Each year, the cost of a new share increases by the assessment rate.

BI-MONTHLY SERVICE CHARGE AND SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT FEE

Effective May 18, 2022

*Standard size for most residential properties


1The service charge is based on the meter size. It covers general maintenance, operational costs and public utilities for well sites and reservoirs.


2The system improvement fee is collected to repair and maintain water mains and reservoirs.


3These two charges are billed every billing period regardless of the amount of water usage.

WATER USAGE CHARGED PER METER OWNED


100 Cubic Feet = 748 gallons

(1 Cubic Foot = 7.48 gallons)


Residential Water Rates*

Effective September 13, 2008

$3.30 per 100 CU FT per 1 to 1500 CU FT of usage

($3.30 per 748 gallons for 7.48 to 11,220 gallons)

$6.60 per 100 CU FT over 1500 CU FT of usage

($6.60 per 748 gallons over 11,220 gallons)


*Residential Rates Based on Owning One Water Share


Commercial Water Rates

Effective September 13, 2008

$6.60 per 100 CU FT of usage

($6.60 per 748 gallons)

OTHER CHARGES

Effective July 1, 2022

$175.00 Meter Accuracy Test

$150.00 Share Transfer Fee

$100.00 Annual Assessment PER SHARE

$2,936.76 Cost of a new share as of 7/1/2022

$50.00 Fire Flow Test

$25.00 Late Payment Fee

$25.00 Returned Check Fee

$25.00 48-Hour Shut-Off Door Hanger Notice