Billing, Rates, & Credits
Avon Lake Regional Water bills its customers quarterly, with each bill arriving approximately March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31, respectively. Bills are due April 20, July 20, October 20, and January 20.
Water and Wastewater Rates
Avon Lakers enjoy some of the lowest water and wastewater rates in the state. One big reason: Our regionality. Selling our water in bulk (and wastewater services) to cities around us helps decrease the cost for everyone. In addition, we go to great lengths to use our resources efficiently; however, rising treatment costs, aging infrastructure, and capital improvements continue to increase our expenses and debt service.
Approximately, every two years, the Avon Lake Board of Municipal Utilities reviews potential changes to water and wastewater rates to help account for the rising treatment costs, aging infrastructure, and continued capital improvements. Below are the current and approved water and wastewater rates.
Water rates (effective 7/1/19)
|Minimum Service Fee*||4.00|
|First||50,000 Gallons||@||2.00 per thousand|
|Next||200,000 Gallons||@||1.64 per thousand|
|Over||250,000 Gallons||@||1.37 per thousand|
|*The Minimum Service Fee includes the first 2,000/gal of usage. Rates for standard 3/4″ meter.|
Wastewater rates (effective 7/1/19)
|Minimum Service Fee*||21.00|
|Rate Per 1,000 gal||6.35|
|*The Minimum Service Fee includes the first 2,000/gal of usage.|
Credit: Summer Billing Adjustment
For the September 30th billing cycle, Avon Lake residents* may notice an adjustment to the charged amount for their actual wastewater usage shown on the bill. This is due to the Summer Billing Adjustment. Instead of charging residents for the actual number of wastewater gallons used this cycle, Avon Lake Regional Water caps the wastewater charge at the average used during the first two billing cycles of the year (the adjustment). This adjustment occurs because the Avon Lake Board of Municipal Utilities and Avon Lake Regional Water recognize that not all water used during the summer months (usually June, July, and August) goes to our Water Reclamation Facility for treatment (i.e. lawn sprinkler watering). This Summer Billing Adjustment can add up to substantial savings for residents who like to keep lawns looking green.
*The Summer Billing Adjustment only applies to individual residential accounts (single family residences). It does not apply to apartment, condominium, commercial, industrial, or governmental accounts, or consumers with sprinkling meters.