Due to a combination of factors, some residents had summer water/ sewer bills that were higher than in recent years. In response to these issues, the Council has officially resolved to offer a series of options to help address the higher bills.
Due to a combination of factors, some residents of the City of Rochester had summer water/ sewer bills that were higher than in recent years. These factors included: an unusually dry summer, changes in the City’s water/sewer rate structure, and the limited use of irrigation meters by residents to determine the amount of water going into the sewer.
In response to these issues, the Rochester City Council has officially resolved to offer a series of options to help address the higher bills. These measures include:
• For water/sewer bills that were due in September, 2016, no interest or penalty will be assessed by the City so long as the bill is paid on or before December 2, 2016.
• The deadline for residents to receive a price-reduced irrigation permit was extended one (1) year and now ends on December 31, 2017.
• City Administration is authorized to create a one-time payment plan, up to 6 months in duration, for the resident’s most recent water/sewer bill for residents that apply using the form posted on the City’s website. (The form is also available at City Hall.)
• To encourage irrigation meter installation, Administration has been authorized to provide a one-time 50% credit on a resident’s sewer usage over 40 units during the summer months of June, July, and August 2016, if the resident has an irrigation meter installed between September 1, 2016 and April 30, 2017.
For additional information, please visit www.rochestermi.org/rates.