City Utilities


The City Utilities Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The City provides electric, water, sewer and trash service. The utility bills are mailed out on the last business day of each month. The bill is due on the 15th of each month. If the 15th falls on a day the utilities office is closed, it is due on the next business day. If the bill is not paid by the 15th, there is a 10% penalty applied to the bill. If the bill is not paid by the 5th of the next month, utility services are disconnected for non- payment. In order to get the utilities turned back on, the past due bill plus reconnect fees must be paid. Payment may be made by check, cash, money order or credit card.

debt-authorization-form

City of Ava Net Metering Policy

CCR 2016 REPORT MO5010040

CCR 2015 Annual Water Quality Report
CCR 2014 REPORT water report

Click here to read the Disconnect Policy in PDF

The current utilities maintained by the City of Ava include:

Electric

Meter Deposits
Meter deposits are based on the credit score assigned by the utility exchange service. Deposits will be assigned as follow:

Good Credit Rating: $200 minimum deposit

Fair Credit Rating: $300 minimum deposit

Poor Credit Rating: $400 minimum deposit; maximum 3x average utility bill

Billing: Sec. 98-342 Electric Rates. 

View Electric Rate Ordinance #1012 PDF

(b)       Rates established. The following rates shall be charged and billed to customers for electric services provided by the city:

(1) Residential Rate (R1):

Availability: Any customer located in territory served by the city may take service. This rate subject to the following conditions:

  1. Residential customers in a single-family dwelling or single-family unit located in an apartment building or for general farm purposes;
  1.    That the energy delivered is not resold or redistributed.

Rates:

$22.00 Monthly Customer Charge

$0.0945 per kwh

(2) General Service without demand   (GS-1)

Availability: Any customer located in territory served by the city may take service. Under this rate subject to the following conditions:

  1. Customer is non-residential
  2. That the energy delivered is not resold or redistributed
  3. That customer electric demand is less than 100 kilowatts or, if not measurable, the City estimates that the customer electric demand is less than 100 kilowatts.

Rates:

$25.00 Monthly Customer Charge

$0.1009 per kwh

(3) General Sevice with demand (GS-2)

Availability: Any customer located in territory served by the city may take service under. This rate subject to the following conditions:

  1. Customer is nonresidential;
  2. That the energy delivered is not resold or redistributed

Rates:

$50.00 Monthly Customer Charge

$0.0785 per kwh

$5.40 KW

(4) When both GS-1 and GS-2 service is available to a given customer, the choice of service shall lie with the customer. A customer having selected a class of service may not change to another class of service within a 12-month period unless there is a substantial change of reasonable permanency in the character, condition or extent of the customer’s service.

  Purchase Power Adjustment (PPA)

View (PPA) Ordinance #1012 PDF 

(5) In addition to the above compensation, the City of Ava, Missouri shall collect a Purchase Power Adjustment on the sale of KWH to each customer. For each 0.01 cent increase or decrease or major fraction thereof, in the city’s monthly purchased power of $0.08 per kwh in the first three (3) months preceding the billing period, there shall be correspondingly added to or subtracted from each customer’s bill, an amount equal to 0.01 cents per KWH times the total KWH billed to the customer’s on all of the above rates.


Water

View the Water Rate Ordinance #1013 PDF

Meter Deposits:

Meter Deposits are based on the credit score assigned by the utility exchange service. Deposits will be assigned as follow:

Good Credit Rating: Water only $50

Fair Credit Rating: Water only $75

Poor Credit Rating: Water only $100

Billing:

The rate schedule for all classes of water service is hereby established as follows:

Minimum bill (includes usage allowance of 1,000 gallons)

$11.16 2015
$11.24 2016
$11.32 2017
$11.43 2018
$11.54 2019

Per thousand gallons thereafter:

$1.82 2015
$1.83 2016
$1.84 2017
$1.86 2018
$1.88 2019

Bulk Rate Water Sales

First 1,000 gallons $60.00
Per thousand thereafter $20.00

Water Taps:

The fee charged by the city is $500.00 for a three-quarter-inch residential water meter tap and meter set. For a one-inch or larger water tap and meter set, the customer will be charged the cost to the city of materials and labor.

Sewer

Billing:
Residential customers are calculated annually on average gallons of water used October 15 through January 15.

Commercial customers are calculated monthly based an actual water usage.

 

Sewer charges. The rate schedule for all classes of sewer users is hereby established as follows:

 

Minimum bill (includes usage allowance of 1,000 gallons)

Minimum Bill Unit Charge Fiscal Year
$19.12 $4.81 2015
$21.03 $5.29 2016
$23.13 $5.82 2017
$25.44 $6.40 2018
$27.98 $7.04 2019

Calculation:

Example: Average annual use is 5,000 gallons
5,000 – 1,000 = 4,000 = $14.89
4,000 / 1,000 = 4×3.75 = $15.00 =
$29.89

Sewer Taps:
The fee charged by the city for a four-inch sewer tap is $100.00. The sewer tap fee for larger than a four-inch tap is $150.00.

Sanitation Collection

View the Sanitation Rate Ordinance in PDF

Residential
Once a week curb pick-up – $15.00 per month
Per-bag in excess of 140 gallons – $1.00 per bag

Commerical Bag
Once a week curb pick-up – 26.25 per month

Commercial Dumpster

Dumpster Size Monthly*
Dumpster
Rental Fee
1
2
3
4
5
2 yarder $10 $45.00 $90.00 $135.00 $180.00 $225.00
4 yarder $15 $85.00 $170.00 $255.00 $340.00 $425.00
6 yarder $20 $120.00 $240.00 $360.00 $480.00 $600.00
8 yarder $25 $150.00 $300.00 $450.00 $600.00 $750.00

*Customer may waive the monthly dumpster fee if they provide their own dumpster which has been approved by the Sanitation Superintendent (City Code 82-71).

Construction Dumpster (6 yard)
$30.00 setting fee (2 weeks) $150 min. dumping fee