Water and Sewer Billing Information

The town of Falmouth has recently changed the water and sewer billing software. As of your most recent water and sewer bill, you will notice that your bill looks different. See example bill below:

Water Bill Example

Water and Sewer Billing Information Using the example above:

Customers with 1” or smaller meters are billed semi-annually (May and November); all other customers are billed quarterly.

Minimum Charge (water or sewer): A forward charge that is assessed to all accounts each billing period, regardless of usage. It always covers a 6 month period (or 3 months if account is quarterly). This minimum charge provides each customer with a daily allowance of water. The minimum above is based on a .625” meter so it is $59. If there was sewer at this property, there would be a $134 sewer minimum in addition to the water minimum.

Days in period: Actual number of days between meter readings. Shown on front of bill under Meter Readings. The days in the period are 168

Daily Allowance: See table below. Based on meter size. To calculate the daily usage, divide the “units of water to be apportioned annual” by 365. .625” meter is apportioned 40 units annually. 40/365= is .1096 units daily.

Period Allowance: Number of days in period multiplied by daily allowance rounded to the nearest whole number. 168 x .1096=18

Total Usage: The amount of water in HCF. Used in the present billing period (equals the present meter reading minus the previous meter reading). 1302-1244= 58 units

Excess Usage: Water usage beyond the allowance for the period (total usage minus period allowance). The allowance is 18. The Total usage is 58. The excess is calculated as 58-18= 40 Units

Excess Charge (water or sewer): All usage beyond the allowance for the period is charged at a rate of $3.37 per HCF for water, and $6.70 per HCF for sewer. 40 Units x $3.37= $134.80. If there was sewer at this property, the excess fee would be 40 Units X $6.70= $268.00 in addition to the water excess fee.


            Water Rates                                 Sewer Rates

Water and Sewer rates
Meter Size
Semi Annual Billing 
Quarterly Billing

 
Annual Rate

  Meter Size Semi Annual Billing Quarterly Billing Annual Rate   Units of water to be apportioned annually Units of water to be apportioned daily
0.625" $59.00     $118.00   0.625" $134.00   $268.00   40 0.1096
0.750" $71.00     $142.00   0.750" $160.00   $320.00   48 0.1315
1.0" $113.00     $226.00   1.0" $255.00   $510.00   76 0.2082
1.5"   $99.00   $396.00   1.5"   $208.00 $832.00   124 0.3397
2.0"   $142.00   $568.00   2.0"   $295.00 $1,180.00   176 0.4820
3.0"   $235.00   $940.00   3.0"   $489.00 $1,956.00   292 0.8000
4.0"   $282.50   $1,130.00   4.0"   $590.00 $2,360.00   352 0.9644
6.0"   $425.00   $1,700.00   6.0"   $885.00 $3,540.00   528 1.4466