Gwinnett County water bill changes

base charge goes up in july plus "conservation' rates will be year round!

Gwinnett Water and sewer bills will increase the base charge starting July 1, 2009 slightly.
The kicker is that the conservation rate add-on for summer months will become effective all year long starting next January.

This is supposed to be an increase of only $5.20 per month overall.  But if you use more than 2,000 gallons a month, tiered higher billing rates kick in.  This can really increase your bill if you aren't careful.  

You can read Gwinnett county's resolution here if interested:  Double-click me

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More details on the water & sewer bill increase:

Water bill base goes up 20 cents.
Sewer bill part has first time base charge of $5.00.

The new base charges will increase the average residential water/sewer bill by $5.20 per month starting in July.
In January 2010, a previously approved rate increase based on the amount of water used will also take effect, raising the average bill another $4.32 based on average usage of 6,000 gallons/month.
A similar increase will follow in 2011 as approved in the 2005 rate resolution.

The new rate resolution includes additional volume-based hikes for the years 2012 through 2015. It also makes current summer conservation rates effective year-round as recommended by the state and the North Georgia Metropolitan Water Planning District.

“Conservation rates are designed to discourage excessive water use by increasing the base rate by 50 percent if a residence uses more than 8,000 gallons a month and doubling it after 12,000 gallons,” Board Chairman Charles Bannister explained. The year-round conservation rates will take effect in January 2010.