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2014 Sewer Rate Increases
Overview
Started in 2012 and continuing for the next 9 years, Wauwatosa is strategically undertaking multiple large sewer rebuilding projects to replace pipes at the end of their useful life. Most of the sewer infrastructure was installed 75-100 years ago. In 2012, the City repaired and/or replaced 34,117 feet, or almost 7 miles, of sanitary sewer and 13,273 feet, or about 2 1/1 miles, of storm sewer. All infrastructure replacements are intended to provide Wauwatosa residents and businesses with a greatly improved sewer infrastructure that addresses basement backups, surface flooding, and pipe failure problems experienced over the past several years.

Sanitary Sewer Rates
The sanitary sewer portion of your water utility bill will increase by about 7% in 2014. Based on average residential water consumption, the sanitary sewer charge will increase from $28.10 to $30.01 per month.
The 2015-2018 rates are estimates only and will require subsequent Common Council approval.
 

 Projected Sanitary Sewer Rate Increases

(Projected Sanitary Sewer Rates Chart through 2018)

Storm Sewer Rates
The storm sewer portion of your water utility bill will increase by about 17% in 2014. For a typical single family residence, the storm sewer charge will increase from $5.60 to %6.55 per month.
The 2015-2018 rates are estimates only and will require subsequent Common Council approval.
 

 Projected Storm Sewer Rate Increases

(Projected Storm Sewer Rates Chart through 2018)
 
Average Monthly Household Costs
Despite sewer rate increases, your total water bill remains less than most other monthly household costs and is also less than the state and county-wide averages.

 Average Monthly Household Costs
Telephone:$123 for average family cellular phones (mid-plan minutes with mid-texting) plus $26 for a landline with long distance.

Gasoline:12,000 miles per year @25 mpg X $3.25/ 12 months (Milwaukee average on 1/9/14 based on www.WisconsinGasPrices.com)

Electric:802 kWh per household (per Department of Energy residential monthly average) * .13945 energy charge + .30 facilities charge X 30 days.

Cable:$78.00 based on several news reports of average cable bills.

Natural Gas:56,581 cf per year (per Department of Energy residential annual average)/100 (conversion to therms)/12 months* .77006 rate + .31 facilities charges X 30 days.

(Chart of Average Monthly Household Costs)
(*Wauwatosa Utility Bill includes Sanitary, Storm, and Water at 2014 rates.)


For more information...
Rate Memo | View Here
2014 Proposed Sewer Rates | View Here
Residential Rate Insert | View Here
Commercial Rate Insert | View Here
Photo Gallery (of flooding) | View Here



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