Through the winter months of November, December and January, customers typically use less water. During this time of year, people are not using water sprinklers, refilling their pools or washing the car as often.
This is why the residential sewer rate average is based upon the water consumption in the months of November, December and January. Water usage for those months will affect the amount that is billed in sewer charges for the remaining nine months out of the year.
For instance, if November’s water consumption is 4000 gallons, December’s water consumption is 3500 gallons and January’s water consumption is 4500 gallons, this gives an average water consumption of 4000 gallons which is what the sewer charges will be calculated at for the remaining 9 months in 2020, which fall between March – October.
Southlake Water Utilities wants to remind citizens that these next three months of water usage will indeed affect sewer averages.
To review more information about Water and Sewer rates, please visit our Water and Sewer rates webpage.