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Sewer Billing - Volume vs. Winter Average
Residential Sewer Billing
Residential Sewer billing is based upon water usage.  As a general rule, every gallon of water that is used goes down the drain into the sewer.  It is also recognized however, that some uses of water (example: washing cars or watering your lawn) does not go down the drain and it is not appropriate for sewer to be charged for these uses.  This is why the City of Belton offers two sewer billing options to our residential customers.

You may select which option works best for you when your water/sewer account is started.  If you decide to change your billing option for the sewer part of the bill you may do so.  However, we do require a signature and a new Sewer Billing Option form must be filled out and returned to City Hall by mail, email, fax or in person.   

Volume Method
Customers who choose the volume method are charged for sewer based on their monthly water consumption (the actual volume of water used).  With this option your sewer bill will fluctuate each month as your water consumption fluctuates.  

Sewer Rates - Volume Method
Inside the city limits            $1.2666 for every hundred gallons of sewer
Outside the city limits          $1.5833 for every hundred gallons of sewer   

Winter Average
Customers who choose the winter average method for the sewer part of the bill are charged a flat rate each month for the sewer.  This rate is determined each year based on the average amount of water that you used during the months of December, January and February (billed in January, February and March).  This billing method gives most customers a rate break on the sewer part of the bill as sewer charges are set during the time of year most residential customers use the least amount of water.

  • New customers without an established average for these three months will be billed at the city's average of 4,000 gallons. 
  • Established customers will be billed using their personal average, starting on the May bill.  This average is recalculated each and every year in May and is based on the most recent winter months consumption.

Sewer Rates - Winter Average  
Inside the city limits            $1.3624 for every hundred gallons of sewer
Outside the city limits          $1.7034 for every hundred gallons of sewer

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