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City of Murphy Monthly Water Rates

Volumetric rate (per 1,000 gallons)

Monthly Water Rates

Residential and Commercial

Gallons

Rate

Cumulative Total

Extended Total

0-15,000

$4.79

$71.85

$71.85

15,001 – 30,000

$5.08

$76.20

$148.05

30,001 – 45,000

$5.40

$81.00

$229.05

45,001 – 60,000

$5.78

$86.70

$315.75

60,001 +

$6.21

$315.75 plus usage over 60,001 gallons

Volumetric rate (per 1,000 gallons)

Sprinkler/Irrigation

Gallons

Rate

Cumulative Total

Extended Total

0-15,000

$5.16

$77.40

$77.40

15,001 – 30,000

$5.49

$82.35

$159.75

30,001 – 45,000

$5.88

$88.20

$247.95

45,001 – 60,000

$6.33

$94.95

$342.90

60,001 +

$6.85

$342.90 plus usage over 60,001 gallons

Monthly Base Rates per meter size:

Meter Class

Base Rate

¾ inch meter (Residential Standard)

R1, S1

$22.43

1 inch meter

R2, S2

$37.00

1 ½ inch meter

R3, S3

$75.13

2 inch meter

R4, S4

$119.98

3 inch meter

R5, S5

$224.26

4 inch meter

R6, S6

$373.39

Larger meters will be charged $15.00 times the living unit equivalent according to the Water and Wastewater Impact Fee Update.

R= size of meter S= sprinkler (size of meter)

Examples on How to Calculate Water Usage

Residential Meters

Irrigation/Sprinkler Meter

11,000 gallons water usage

11,000 gallons water usage

11,000 x $4.79 = $52.69 (0 – 15,000)

11,000 x $5.16 = $56.76 (0 – 15,000)

Billed water consumption amount $52.69 plus base rate

Billed water consumption amount $56.76 plus base rate

19,000 gallons water usage

19,000 gallons water usage

15,000 x $4.79 = $71.85 (0 – 15,000)

15,000 x $5.16 = $77.40 (0 – 15,000)

4,000 x $5.08 = $20.32 (15001 -30,000)

4,000 x $5.49 = $21.96 (15,001 -30,000)

Billed water consumption amount = $92.17 plus base rate

Billed water consumption amount = $99.36 plus base rate

72,000 gallons water usage

72,000 gallons water usage

15,000 x $4.79 = $ 71.85 (0 – 15,000)

15,000 x $5.16 = $ 77.40 (0 – 15,000)

15,000 x $5.08 = $ 76.20 (15,001 -30,000)

15,000 x $5.49= $ 82.35 (15,001 -30,000)

15,000 x $5.40 = $ 81.00 (30,001 -45,000)

15,000 x $5.88 = $ 88.20 (30,001 -45,000)

15,000 x $5.78 = $ 86.70 (45,001 – 60,000)

15,000 x $6.33= $ 94.95 (45,001 – 60,000)

12,000 x $6.21 = $ 74.52 (60,001 +)

12,000 x $6.85= $ 82.20 (60,001 +)

Billed water consumption amount = $390.27 plus base rate

Billed water consumption amount = $425.10 plus base rate

Monthly Wastewater Rates

Volumetric rate (per 1,000 gallons)

Sewer – Wastewater

Classification

Demand Charge

Volumetric Rate

All Customer Classifications (Residential, Commercial, HOA, Church)

$19.87

$3.80

Example of Winter Averaging Calculations:

Winter Averaging is method for calculating monthly wastewater rate for “Residential” customers. Volumetric rate (per 1,000 gallons) based on 3-month winter average water usage during the months of November, January and February. Winter Average is calculated annually and new rate goes into effect April 1st each year.

Residential Winter Averaging

Months of Winter
Average Calculation

Water Consumption Billed

Explanation

November

6,600 gallons used

Used to Calculate Average

December

7,500 gallons used

Excluded From Average

January

8,500 gallons used

Used to Calculate Average

February

8,300 gallons used

Used to Calculate Average

Total

23,400
(This is the total gallons usage for the month’s averaged)

This is of gallons in yellow only.

Divide the Total by 3 23,400 /3= 7,800 gallons

7,800
(average sewer gallons)

7,800 gallons X $3.80 per 1,000 gallons + $19.87 Base Fee = $49.51

New customers to the system will be charged the City-wide residential average usage of 9,400 gallons until their own independent winter average has been established.

Monthly Solid Waste Rates

Residential Waste Collection Weekly Pickup

Solid Waste Collection and Disposal

Rate

First Trash Cart Fee

$12.62

Extra Trash Cart Fee

$7.80

Franchise Fee

5%

Each recycling cart after three

$7.80