Sewer Use Fees were revised previously in 2011 and 2015. In 2017, FCS Group was hired to create a facility plan and perform a rate study. In order for Sewer Use Fees to be included on the combined monthly utility bill in February, the Public Works Department is proposing a change in the wastewater rate structure so that it is compatible with the utility billing system because the current rate structure is not.
The proposed rate structure will allow for all accounts to be billed using a base rate and volume rate based on water consumption. Water consumption for residential customers will be calculated using the customer’s wintertime average: October through March. All other customer classifications will use monthly water meter consumption totals. Wastewater customers who are not Missoula Water customers or are customers, but do not have a meter, will be billed at a flat rate. The Mixed Use with Food Service will be a new classification.