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Winter Averaging Begins in November

Posted by on Monday, October 28th, 2019 in Hot Topics, News

WCID 17 begins its averaging cycle that determines wastewater charges for the customers for the following service year that begins each October.  This year’s winter averaging cycle begins mid-November through mid-February.

WCID 17 calculates wastewater costs based on the average amount of water used during three winter billing cycles.  These three billing periods occur between mid-November and mid-February when less outside water is being used, making it a good measure of the water volume sent to your wastewater system.  Minimizing and conserving your water usage during these months could result in a lower wastewater charge every month next year!  This water evaluation will affect your bill beginning October 1, 2020.

Some ways to save water in the winter and help lower your wastewater average are:

  • Turn off your irrigation system for the fall and winter months;
  • Fix all leaky faucets and toilets;
  • Take shorter showers, shallower baths;
  • Run your dishwasher and washing machine only with a full load;
  • When buying new appliances that are water-using, look for the WaterSense® label;  and
  • Visit www.wcid17.org/ConservationTips.htm for more ways to save water.

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