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Letter: new sewer billing amount

Drop into the utility department at city hall and they will explain the mechanics

New sewer billing amount

Renters of residential properties that currently receive a water billing, this is your first 2017 new sewer billing amount.

Previously, your landlord was responsible to pay the sewer charge, based on a fixture count in your residence.

Your first utility billing that starts with a January 2017 commencement date and ending with a reading date in February 2017. If you look at the billing carefully, you will see a Sewer – Variable charge.

To estimate your approximate sewer charge for the year, multiply your Sewer – Variable charge on the utility bill times six to estimate your total estimated consumption billing for the year. Your fixed basic fee will be $156 for the year (six times $26 to be billed in the months of April to September). Add your variable charge and the $156 basic fee and you will have your approximate sewer billing total for 2017.

The Sewer – Variable charge calculation is based on a rate of $4.96 per hundred cubic feet of water consumption for October, November, December, January, February and March each year.

If the above is Greek to you, drop into the utility department at city hall and they will explain the mechanics of your total yearly sewer billing in greater detail.

Ted Wiltse

Penticton