How are sewer rates calculated?

Sewer bills are calculated based off the usage from your water meter through your local water utility. Here’s examples on how to calculate sewer rates:

Tennessee American Water Calculation Example: Usage: 4000 gallons x $13.43/1,000 gallons = $26.13. $26.13 + 8.00 (pslp fee) = $61.72.

Hixson Utility Customer Calculation Example: Usage: 2640 cubic feet (two months). Convert to Gallons: 2640 cubic feet x 7.4805 = 19748.52 gallons (two months). 19748.52 gallons x $13.43/1,000 gallons = $265.22. $265.22 + $ 16.00 (pslp fee) = $281.38..

Red Bank Customer Calculation Example: For the first 1,500 gallons or less, a minimum charge of $26.54. For all over 1,500 gallons, a charge of $13.27 per 1,000 gallons. (4,000 gallons = $26.54 + (4.0-1.5) x $13.27 = $59.71.).

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1. What is wastewater?
2. What are the fees for being delinquent on my bill?
3. Can I receive an electronic bill?
4. What does the minus sign mean on my bill?
5. Why is my sewer bill higher than my water bill?
6. Why does it cost more to treat wastewater than drinking water?
7. What does the WWTA do with the money from my sewer bill?
8. Why is my water consumption so high?
9. How are sewer rates calculated?
10. My home is on a septic tank. Why do I have to pay for sewer?
11. Do I have to call the WWTA to turn sewer service on or off?
12. Who can help me pay my sewer charges?
13. Are there fees associated with paying my sewer bill?
14. What happens when I do not pay my sewer bill?
15. What are the fees for being delinquent on my bill?
16. Who can I contact to make payment arrangements?
17. What is the fee for a returned check or debit/credit card payment?
18. Why do you need my current phone number?
19. What do I do if I have a leak? Will you adjust my bill?
20. Will I be able to receive a credit for filling my swimming pool?