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 7/1/17)
|First||50,000 Gallons||@||1.85 per thousand|
|Next||200,000 Gallons||@||1.52 per thousand|
|Over||250,000 Gallons||@||1.27 per thousand|
|Minimum water bill is $9.25, even if fewer than 5,000 gallons are consumed.|
Wastewater rates (effective 7/1/17): $4.80 per thousand gallons of water consumed. Along with your wastewater charges, $8.25 is added each quarter as an administrative fee.
Credit: Summer Billing Adjustment
Avon Lake residents may see an automatic reduction in the sewer charge on their summer water/sewer bill (usually for usage in June, July, and August), dated September 30. The charge is based on the actual number of gallons of water used during the third quarter (summer) billing period and the average number used during the first six months of the year. For example, if you used 30,000 gallons during the first quarter and 20,000 during the second, your average water usage would be one-half of 50,000 gallons. Your third quarter sewer charge would then be based on 25,000 gallons, even if you used 100,000 during the period. Since sewer usage is based upon the amount of water consumed, summer billing can add up to substantial savings for homeowners who like to keep lawns looking green or take a swim in their backyard pool.
Homeowners with sprinkling meters are unaffected by this program.