What Does My Sewer Charge Pay For?
Your sewer charge can pay for three things, depending on where you live.
Collecting and treating wastewater – Your waste travels from your toilet to your city’s main sewer line. From here, your city takes the waste and converts it back into clean water. After it’s cleaned, it’s returned back to local streams, rivers, or canals.
Operating costs – It cost money to run a sewage and water plant. Your bill helps pay for personnel, equipment, fuel, vehicles, and anything else that involves running a proper waste plant.
Special projects – Special projects include reducing sewer overflows*, addressing urgent backups, keeping pipes in good condition, customer service, and solutions for environmental challenges.