Hi Folks ,
It's time to monitor your water use and limit your outdoor watering. Austin Wastewater is billed at a volume unit charge of $8.62 per 1,000 gallons ( for usage over 2,000 gallons. )
This year Austin Water is again using a " three continuous month average" period. No more throwing out the highest month.
The total period runs from November 14 to March 14, but your actual measure dates will fall somewhere in between these 2 dates.
Check here for to find your averaging period start and end dates.
I would recommend reducing your irrigation clock to a water budget of 10% during you waste water period. You can turn it OFF if you are feeling that brave about mother nature providing rainfall over those 3 months, but it is still a good idea to at least run a 2 minute per zone test once a month to keep all the seals lubricated and clean and remove stagnant water from the piping.
Enjoy the great weather and the outdoors this weekend and this time of year.
Cougar Matt Stamm, CLIA
Note: For all other water purveyors, please check your water bill or contact them directly to find out your exact measurement dates., below are few of the other purveyors that our customers use.
Brushy Creek Mud ( http://www.bcmud.org/content/3604/3783/4143.aspx )
The District uses a sewer average based on four (4) months water consumption from November through February of the previous year to calculate your monthly bill.
WCID #17 ( http://www.wcid17.org/rates-fees/ )
Residential wastewater rates are based on the average of the water usage for Dec, Jan & Feb.
Round Rock http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=140
The maximum monthly charge for waste water service is based upon actual water consumption, or on the average monthly water consumption during the previous December, January, and February billing periods, whichever is lower. (Depending on your route, consumption used to calculate your wastewater average may come from usage in November, December, January, and February. Watch your bills to determine the approximate date on which your meter is read each month. Your wastewater average calculation will start on the day your meter is read in November and will end on the day your meter is read in February.)