Tuesday, November 21, 2017
     

  • Water service for residents living inside the city limits

    • A minimum charge of $12.00 for the first one thousand gallons per month or any part thereof.

    • An additional $6.50 per month for each additional one thousand gallons, or any part thereof, above one thousand gallons.


    Water service for residents living outside the city limits

    • A minimum charge of $16.20 for the first one thousand gallons per month or any part thereof.
    • An additional $8.30 per month for each additional one thousand gallons, or any part thereof, above one thousand gallons.

  • These rates shall be effective through the billing of the base months of January, February, and March of each year.  For the billings April 1st of each year through December, the sewer service charge to each consumer shall be an average of the rate for the base months as established each new year.  
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    Sewer chargers for residents living inside the city limits

    • Service charges to be paid to the city for the use of the sewage disposal system shall be 80% of the service charge for water.  Therefore, a minimum charge of $9.60 for the first one thousand gallons of water used per month or any part thereof.
    • An additional $5.20 per month for each additional one thousand gallons of water used, or any part thereof, above one thousand gallons of water used.  This rate shall be effective through the billing of the base months of January, February, and March of each year.  For the billings April 1st of each year through December, the sewer service charge to each consumer shall be an average of the rate for the base months as established each new year.  

    Sewer charges service for residents living outside the city limits

    • A minimum charge of $12.96 for the first one thousand gallons per month or any part thereof.   
    • An additional $6.64 per month for each additional one thousand gallons of water used, or any part thereof, above one thousand gallons of water used.  This rate shall be effective through the billing of the base months of January, February, and March of each year.  For the billings April 1st of each year through December, the sewer service charge to each consumer shall be an average of the rate for the base months as established each new year.   

     

    • Water Connection Information

      • The connection fee for new service is $75.00.  For individuals with prior account history, there will be a transfer fee of $20.00 for customers that have a good payment history and a full connection fee for those that have had delinquencies on their account. .

      Utility Billing Information

      • Utility bills are mailed out on the first business day of the month.  
      • Residents are responsible for receiving their utility bills.  
      • Utility bills are due by the 20th of each month
    • Delinquent Account Information

      • Late fee of 10% of the amount outstanding will be added to accounts on the 21st of the month or the first business day following the 21st.
      • Reminder notices will be mailed on postcards to accounts that have an outstanding balance of more than $5.00 but less than $90.00 on the 21st of each month or the first business day following the 21st and will be charged a 10% late fee. Notices will state outstanding amount is due within 10 days and give due date.
      • For accounts that are over $90.00, a Shut Off letter will be generated on the 21st of each month or the first business day following the 21st and will be charged a 10% late fee.  If not paid within 10 days, as stated in the letter, the service will be shut off.  There is a $25.00 re-connection fee ($35.00 after 5pm) with full payment being required prior to water service being turned back on.   

  • Utility Billing Information

    • Utility bills are mailed out on the first business day of the month.  
    • Residents are responsible for receiving their utility bills.  
    • Utility bills are due by the 20th of each month
  • Delinquent Account Information

    • Late fee of 10% of the amount outstanding will be added to accounts on the 21st of the month or the first business day following the 21st.
    • Reminder notices will be mailed on postcards to accounts that have an outstanding between $5.00 and $90.00 on the 21st of each month or the first business day following the 21st.  Notices will state outstanding amount is due within 10 days with date being stated.            
    • For accounts that are over $90.00, a Shut Off letter will be generated on the 21st of each month or the first business day following the 21st and will be charged a 10% late fee.  If not paid within 10 days, as stated in the letter, the service will be shut off. 
    • If service is disconnected there will be a $25.00 reconnect fee during business hours and $35.00 reconnect fee after 5pm.

    • Upon payment of past due amount, including late fee, and reconnect fee, water service will be restored.  
    • If the City receives a return check for utility payment, water will be shut off immediately, the reconnect & return check charges will apply.  
    • The City participates with the State of Kansas Set Off Program in order to collect delinquent debts.  
    • Bad debts are also turned over to the City’s legal counsel in order to collect amounts
    • Return check charge is $30.  
  • Construction Fees - The following charges are for connecting to the city's water and sewer mains, this is for new construction, these fees are non-refundable. 

    • New construction fee for water is $750.00.  
    • New construction fee for sewer is $500.00.  
  • Waste Management Disposal Holiday Schedule for 2017/2018

    Memorial Weekend 2017: Valley Falls picked up one day late -  Wednesday May 31.

    July 4th   2017 Valley Falls route will be picked up one day late (on Wednesday, July 5, 2017). 

    Labor Day 2017:  Valley Falls picked up one day late - Wednesday September 6.

    Thanksgiving 2017:  Valley Falls routes will be picked up on schedule.  

    Christmas 2017:  Valley Falls route will be picked one day late - Wednesday, December 27th.

    2018 

    New Year’s Day 2018:  Valley Falls route will be picked up one day late - Wednesday January 3, 2018. 

    Good Friday 2018: Valley Falls route will be picked up on schedule.

    Memorial Weekend 2018: Valley Falls picked up one day late - Wednesday May 9, 2018.

    July 4th   2018 Valley Falls route will be picked up on Tuesday as usual. 

    Labor Day 2018:  Valley Falls picked up one day late - Wednesday September 5, 2018  Tuesday as usual.

    Thanksgiving 2018:  Valley Falls routes will be picked up on schedule.  

    Christmas 2018:  Valley Falls route will be picked up one day late, on Wednesday, December 26, 2018. 

    New Year’s Day 2019:  Valley Falls route will be picked up one day late, on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. 

     

      Curbside Residental  carts included all customers Weekly Cost Per Household in addition to Basic for Central Point Recycling.
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