Effective July 2014, sewer bill customers will see a change in the appearance of their sewer bills. Included is a breakdown of the charges assessed. That breakdown is as follows:
Base-Operations/Maintenance - This amount includes the costs to operate the wastewater treatment plant and to maintain the collection system. Examples would be electricity, chemicals, sewer pipe cleaning, and minor repairs.
Base-Environmental/Regulatory - This amount includes the costs to comply with our treatment plant permit with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) and other capital projects. Examples would be projects such as Whitehead Creek Stormwater Separation, Eastside Pump Stations, Ammonia, Disinfection, Blacksnake Creek Stormwater Separation, etc.Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Projects (PDF)
Res Avg Usage - This amount includes the cost of service related to the volume of use per customer. Someone using 10,000 gallons would pay twice as much on this line item as someone using 5,000 gallons.