Homeowners - what do you pay for water service

debodun

Well-known member
If you don't mind my asking. I have to pay almost $200 every 6 months. I wanted to know if this was average.

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Liberty

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Location
Texas
Well, we have wonderful water... with that said, we have our own well and septic system so we don't pay a monthly bill. Of course we would have well repair, which, thank God, has been minimal over the last 35 years!
 

Fyrefox

Active member
What I object to is that my water service will charge you a minimum fee quarterly, even if your actual consumption falls well below the amount to which that fee is assigned. Saving water is therefore not rewarded. Sewer fees are separate for me, and seem exorbitant.
 

Patio Life

Active member
The charges that are not for water are often more than the water. Sewer fees are charged based on water use in Feb. So if I wait a week to do all the laundry I can lower my monthly bill. We also have jail fees, other fees, then taxes. It gets silly.
 

debodun

Well-known member
Original Poster
What I object to is that my water service will charge you a minimum fee quarterly, even if your actual consumption falls well below the amount to which that fee is assigned. Saving water is therefore not rewarded. Sewer fees are separate for me, and seem exorbitant.
I save as much as I can. I only take a warm shower twice a week and when I have to run the water to let the hot water reach the bathroon, I let it run in a bucket and use that to water house plants. Flush the toilet once a day. Take laundry to the laundromat. When I told the village clerk whay I do, she looked at me like I had one eye and two noses and said "You're paying the minimum." So like you, Fyrefox, there is a mimimum charge. Added to the charges is what they call a "debt service" and I call "Something that doubles the bill."
 
If you don't mind my asking. I have to pay almost $200 every 6 months. I wanted to know if this was average.

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The minimum here is $32.68 per month for up to 2500 gallons. Our usage usually hangs right around that. Last month we used 2300 gallons and the bill was $32.68. The month before it was 2700 gallons and the bill was $34.83. So over a six month period we would pay right around $200 also.
 

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