On what information is my sewer bill based?
Your sewer bill has a two-part charge: EDU and water consumption.
Your sewer bill (from Erie Water Works) will list:
- Customer Service Charge (this is the EDU charge)
- Usage (the usage from your water meter reading)
What are the sewer rates?
The Township conducted a two-year rate and cost of service study of the sanitary sewer system. The study looked at revenues generated by the sewer system in conjunction with the expenses of the day-to-day operating costs, anticipated capital project costs and debt service. The study provides practical information to help the Commissioners ensure the sewer system can fund its operating costs and long-term capital projects and provide an equitable rate methodology.
Users of the system will be billed based on two items:
- EDU (equivalent dwelling unit) or meter size, and
- Water usage.
EDU portion of the sewer charge:
$25.94 per EDU Single Family Dwelling – 1 EDU (majority of residential customers)
Each of the following units equal 1 EDU:
- Each multi-family dwelling unit or apartment unit: 1 EDU
- Each mobile home unit within a mobile home park: 1 EDU
- Commercial establishment containing, attached to, or appended to a residential unit: 1 EDU
- Commercial, industrial, public determined by meter service size.
- Your sewer bill will list a Customer Sewer Charge. This is the EDU charge.
Water usage portion of the sewer charge:
- Water meter usage of 1 – 21 CCF: $2.02 per CCF Usage
- Over 21 CCF: $2.02 for 70% of total usage
How can I tell if I have a water leak?
Follow these steps:
- Turn off all water in your house including outside faucets.
- Look at the small leak detector triangle on your water meter register. This detector can be red or black in color.
- If the leak indicator is moving, water is leaking somewhere in your system.
- Check all toilets and inside and outside faucets for leaks.
- If you determine there is no leak in your home or with outside faucets, call Erie Water Works at 870-8000.