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Rates and Charges

The HMUA adopted a new Rate Schedule at a Public Hearing held September 8, 2015. The new rates are effective with the October 1, 2015 billing. Immediately prior to this increase, the HMUA rates were lower than the rates in effect in 1995.

Water Service Charges

Quarterly Minimum ChargeMinimum Gallons AllowedCost per 1,000 Gallons Over Minimum
Residential - Single Family $21.00Usage above 0
Usage above 10,000
Usage above 30,000
Usage above 60,000
Usage above 90,000
$1.60
$2.30
$3.30
$4.30
$5.30
Diamond Hill - Single Family #$54.45
(includes $33.45 Differential Rate)
Low Income Senior/Disabled *$15.75Usage above 0
Usage above 10,000
Usage above 30,000
Usage above 60,000
Usage above 90,000
$1.20
$2.30
$3.30
$4.30
$5.30
Diamond Hill
Low Income Senior/Disabled #
$49.20
(includes $33.45 Differential Rate)
All Other - 5/8" Meter$21.00For All Water Use$2.30
All Other - 1" Meter$42.00
All Other - 1 1/2" Meter$84.00
All Other - 2" Meter$126.00
All Other - 3" Meter$168.00
All Other - 4" Meter$252.00
All Other - 6" Meter$420.00
Lawn Sprinkling / IrrigationSame as "All Other" Usage above 0$3.30
Usage above 30,000$4.30
Usage above 60,000$5.30

# - The Water Cost Per Customer is $2,521.44. The Water Differential Rate of $33.45 is the Cost Per Customer amount financed for 40 years at 4.375 percent.

* - Eligibility for these reduced rates requires an Annual Qualification Process.

Interest is charged monthly on the unpaid principal balance at the Annual Rate of 18 percent.

Sewer Service Charges

Class of UserQuarterly Base ChargeGallons UsedCost per 1,000
Residential Single Family$60.00N/AN/A
Diamond Hill
Residential Single Family #
$124.89
(includes $64.89
Differential Rate)
N/AN/A
Low Income Senior/Disabled *$45.00N/AN/A
Diamond Hill
Low Income Senior/Disabled #
$109.89
(includes $64.89
Differential Rate)
N/AN/A
Residential Two Family$112.00N/AN/A
Industrial $125.0010,000$3.95
All Other Customers$60.0010,000$3.72

# - The Sewer Cost Per Customer is $4,931.24. The Sewer Differential Rate of $64.89 is the Cost Per Customer amount financed for 40 years at 4.375 percent.

* - Eligibility for these reduced rates requires an Annual Qualification Process.

Interest is charged monthly on the unpaid principal balance at the Annual Rate of 18 percent.

Fire Service Charges

Quarterly Fire Hydrant ChargeQuarterly Fire Line Charge
All Customers$30.00$35.00 / Inch

Interest is charged monthly on the unpaid principal balance at the Annual Rate of 18 percent.

Miscellaneous Fees & Charges

Turn-On or Turn Off - This fee is for service provided to Turn-On or Turn-Off of Service. No charge for temporary shut-off of service for repairs.$19.00
Reading and/or Billing - This Fee is for Meter Reading, Final Billing and Account Changes associated with Realty Transfers or Change in Tenant.$19.00
Meter Change Fee - This fee is for customers requesting change to a different size water meter. No charge if meter was manufactured more than 15 years ago.Actual Cost of Meter & Supplies
Check Reprocessing Fee$30.00
Collection Charge - Initiated if personnel are dispatched to collect outstanding account charges.$35.00
Reinstate Service - To reinstate service that has been discontinued due to non-payment of charges.$35.00
Meter Testing Charge (Requested by customer) If meter tested is found to be accurate, within required limits, the proper fee shall be charged. If the meter is found to be inaccurate, the charge is waived.5/8" Meter$25.00
1" Meter$30.00
1-1/2" Meter$50.00
2" Meter$60.00
Construction Water Service Charges (for construction related water use A meter deposit is required based upon the size of the meter required)Minimum Per Qtr or portion thereof$75.00
Cost Per 1,000 Gallons over 0$2.30

Interest is charged monthly on the unpaid principal balance at the Annual Rate of 18 percent.

New Service & Inspection Fees

The following Fees are related to New Applications for Service and Inspection of New Water and Sewer Utility Construction.

Water Filing Fee$25 per EDU. Minimum of $200, Maximum of $1,000
Water Filing Fee - for 1 Single Family dwelling$35.00
Sewer Filing Fee$25 per EDU. Minimum of $200, Maximum of $1,000
Sewer Filing Fee - for 1 Single Family dwelling$35.00
Application Review Fee (Escrow)$40 per EDU. Minimum of $1,000 or as directed by Authority
Water Connection Fee$1,429 per EDU
Sewer Connection Fee$3,054 per EDU
Water Service Tapping (pre-existing)$250.00
Sewer Service Tapping (pre-existing)$250.00
Water Service Inspection$50.00
Water Service or Main Re-inspection$50.00
Water Main Inspection$1.00 per foot
Sewer Service Inspection$50.00
Sewer Service or Main Re-inspection$50.00
Sewer Main Inspection$1.00 per foot
Meter Setting FeeCost of Meter and Reading device plus $25.00



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