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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.

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:
Residential
1st 15 KWH $4.00
Next 185 KWH .10=$18.50
Over 200 KWH .065

General Service Without Demand
1st 100 KWH $14.33
Over 100 KWH .07

General Service With Demand 400amp.
Demand $5.40 to $6.19
First 200,000 .045
Over 200,000 .034

Purchased Power Adjustment (PPA)
A Purchased Power Adjustment (or Fuel Adjustment as other cities may call it) will also be included in the electric bill calculation in accordance with
Ordinance #689. The PPA is recalculated each month and will go up or down based on the formula outlined in Ordinance #689. PPA allows for adjustments to be calculated based on the cost of purchased power to the City, which allows the customers to receive the advantage of raises (or falls) from our electric supplier.

Water

View the Water Rate Ordinance #768 in 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)

$11.00 2013
$11.08 2014
$11.16 2015
$11.24 2016
$11.32 2017

Per thousand gallons thereafter:

$1.80 2013
$1.81 2014
$1.82 2015
$1.83 2016
$1.84 2017

Example 5,000 gallons usage (FOR 2013):
First 1,000 = $11.00

Then add 4 x $1.80 = $7.20
TOTAL $18.20

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
$14.89 $3.75 2013
$16.08 $4.05 2014
$17.38 $4.37 2015
$18.77 $4.72 2016
$20.26 $5.10 2017

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

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