Why is there a monthly fee for water/sewer service?

To fund the operating expenses, debt service, capital improvements and replacement costs for Village water and sewer treatment infrastructure, a minimum rate structure is imposed on each water and sewer utility account. A combined water and sewer monthly base fee is $45.00 per month ($90 per two-month billing cycle), assessed on a per-unit/account holder basis. The combined water and sewer consumption/usage charge is $7.72 per 1,000 gallons of water.  Usage is calculated using the measurement from the meter located at each unit.  

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1. I just moved in how do I set up my water billing?
2. How can I pay my water bill?
3. How often am I billed for water?
4. Can I sign up to receive my water bill online?
5. Why is there a monthly fee for water/sewer service?
6. Why is my water bill higher than normal?
7. What is the penalty if I don't pay the water/sewer bill on time?
8. Water service was disconnected at my property. How can I get service restored?
9. I’m traveling for an extended period. Is there a way to stop service and billing?