When can water/sewer/sanitation billings be adjusted?
The city shall have the right to adjust water and sewer bills in the case of loss of water through an "excusable defect" in the customers water line. An excusable defect is due to a rupture or leakage caused by weather, settlement, corrosion, wear or accident. No leak adjustment shall be granted for irrigation systems, hose leaks, pools,fountains,hot tubs spas or other outdoor features No credit will be granted for sewer charges on pools, spas or the like. A plumbing repair bill or other evidence of repair must accompany a request for adjustment. The amount of adjustment to the water or sewer bill will be determined by averaging the past 12 months of usage. Credit may be given for one-half of the rate charged to usage in excess of the average.The city would credit half the cost of the leak and shall be approved by the City Manager.

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1. How are the fees and charges established?
2. What possible reasons are there for unusually high monthly water and sewer charges?
3. How may water leaks or broken water lines be detected?
4. How may a utility customer test for a failed water meter?
5. What services are available from the city to help residents?
6. Where is the information regarding payment due dates, late fees, and turn-off requirements?
7. Must everyone pay water, sewer, and sanitation charges all year?
8. May exceptions be made to the established due date requirements?
9. When are bills sent, and when are unpaid bills delinquent?
10. When is water service discontinued, and how may water service be resumed?
11. When can water/sewer/sanitation billings be adjusted?
12. Will the city investigate questionable utility billings?
13. Can renters or tenants be made responsible for utility bills?
14. What are the requirements regarding garbage and trash?
15. Who do I contact with questions or problems with my garbage/recycling?
16. What do senior citizens discounts cover and how can I apply?