YOUR WATER AND SEWER BILL
Water meters are read at the end of each month. The bill is due by the 25th of the following month. You may get you bill mailed or emailed to you. Each bill will list the date of the previous read and the read as well as the current read date and reading. The total number of gallons will be listed. The breakdown of charges will be itemized. The amount you owe will be listed as well as the amount owed if after the due date.
PAYING YOUR BILL
1. Place in USPS mail. Please use PO Box 336
2. Use drop box near door at City Hall
3. Pay inside at City Hall Monday through Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm
4. Pay with card online (service fee will apply)
SEE CURRENT FEE SCHEDULE FOR WATER AND SEWER RATES.
PLEASE SEE THE FULL SEWER OR WATER ORDINANCE FOR SPECIFICATIONS. (CHAPTER 4)
YOU CAN HELP PREVENT SEWER CLOGS
FOG is an acronym for Fats, Oils and Grease that get deposited into the sanitary sewer system when poured down drains in homes, apartments, restaurants, industry and public facilities.
As a byproduct of cooking, FOG is usually found in: baking goods, butter, lard, shortening, cooking oil, fats and oil from cooked meats, food scraps, gravy, mayonnaise, salad dressings, sauces, sour cream and other foods high in fat.
WHY IS FOG A PROBLEM?
Blockage can lead to sewer overflows on your property. All too often, fats, oils and grease are disposed of improperly during food preparation and kitchen clean-up. When poured down a drain or toilet, FOG can build up, blocking sanitary sewer lines. When cooking and FOG is allowed to go down the drain, it cools in the wastewater system and sticks to pipes, creating FOG buildup. This accumulation reduces the capacity of the wastewater collection system and is detrimental to the wastewater treatment process. The result is that a considerable amount of money is spent every year removing the build-up of fats, oils, and grease. Home garbage disposals do not keep grease out of the plumbing system. Also, hot water and products that claim to dissolve grease only pass it further down the line, where it causes problems elsewhere.
The easiest way to solve the grease problem and help prevent overflows of raw sewage is to keep FOG materials out of the sewer system. It is easy to minimize FOG sources at home by changing a few habits.
NEW HABITS TO KEEP YOUR DRAINS FAT-FREE:
Pour fats, oils and grease into a container and when solidified put the container in the trash. If you don’t have a container, place tin foil into a coffee cup or similar, add FOG, allow to cool and dispose.
Before washing, use a paper napkin or paper towel to wipe FOG from dishes and dispose of it in the trash.
Put strainers in sink drains to catch food scraps and other solids and then empty in the trash.
Put food scraps in the trash, not through the garbage disposal.
Give your waste cooking oil a second chance to bring joy to this world by bringing it to WLSSD’s Household Hazardous Waste facility at 27th Avenue West and Courtland Avenue for free disposal.
Mix equal parts of distilled white vinegar with water. Add essential oils or lemon juice if desired.
Mix 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of distilled white vinegar with one gallon of warm water in a bucket. Sweep floors then apply vinegar mixture using a mop. Let air dry.
Mix 1/4 cup of baking soda with one tablespoon of liquid dish soap. Add distilled white vinegar and mix until the texture is creamy and smooth.
Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Pour one cup of borax in the toilet bowl and let sit overnight. In the morning, give it a quick scrub with a brush and flush for a quick and easy toilet clean.
Mix one cup of baking soda with 10 drops of your preferred essential oil (lemon or lavender are great options). Sprinkle over the carpet and let sit overnight. Vacuum it up in the morning for a refreshing clean. For small messes, like pet urine, try using a handheld vacuum to make the job quick and easy!
Washing Machine Cleaner
Add one cup of distilled white vinegar to the drum of your washer. Add 1/4 cup of baking soda (to the detergent area if using a front-load washer). Run cycle as usual to clean the machine.
Mix one cup of baking soda with one cup of vinegar and add it to a load of smelly towels. This natural cleaning combo will help to get the funk out of old towels and add a little extra softness.
Mix 1/2 cup of borax with a gallon of warm water. Pre-soak laundry in the solution for about 30 minutes before running your cleaning cycle as usual.
Coffee Maker Cleaner
Run one cup of distilled white vinegar through the water reservoir of a coffee maker to purge the machine of grime or bacteria.
Drain Cleaner & Deodorizer
Pour 1/2 cup baking soda down the drain, followed by 1/2 cup vinegar. Wait 15 minutes and then pour hot water down the drain to clear residue.
Mix two parts borax with one part water. Rub on sticky labels or residue until clean.