Base charges are necessary to recover the on-going expenses required to keep service available to the property. Even though there is no water usage, the Department must operate and maintain the water and wastewater treatment plants, maintain the lines and lift stations, read the meters and mail the monthly bills. These costs continue to be incurred regardless of occupancy or actual water consumption. These charges are billed to all of the Utility's Customers.
For more information, contact the Utilities department.