Summer Sewer Cap Ends October 31

Typically, most of the water a household uses enters the sewer system as wastewater, and sewer charges are based on water usage. During the summer, many residents use water outdoors for gardening, filling pools and washing cars, and this water does not enter the sewer system. For this reason, HU sets a cap for the summer sewer rates, and from May 1 through October 31, customers are not charged a sewer fee for water used above the cap. HU uses the months between November and April to calculate each customer’s winter average, and then caps the customer’s summer sewer rate at 120 percent of that amount.