Explaning Your Water Bill

As you can imagine, we get a lot of questions concerning the water bills here at City Hall.  Below is an example of what a water bill looks like with some explanation of what the individual lines or charges mean.  

Reading - Indicates the previous reading on your meter from last quarter and the new reading on your meter for this quarter.  For the real number in gallons, add a zero.  We leave a zero off to save space on the bill.


Consumption - This calculates how many gallons were used in the quarter


MC - Meter Charge.  This money goes into a fund to purchase replacement meters.  It is kept in a seperate fund.  This is done so that the customers do not have to pay to install a meter or replace a broken meter.


SE - Sewer.  This calculation is based off of our rate for the amount of water and waste that goes down the sewer.  The consumption used for this is the same as your water reading.


SW - Solid Waste.  This line is your Trash and Recycling charge for the quarter.


WA - Water.  Calculates your consumption at our rate of $0.34 per 100 gallons after your base rate of the minimum 4,000 gallons at $25.  Based on the bill above, there is a base rate of $25 for the first 4,000 gallons.  Mr. Doe used 2,510 gallons more, so that additional cost is added to both the water and the sewer.


TX - Tax.  The State of Iowa taxes the product sold.

City of Camanche

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Camanche, Iowa 52730


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Quick Facts

Population: 4,448
County: Clinton
Median Household Income: $41,859
Median Home Price: $80,200
Median Age: 40.5




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