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Summer Sewer Credit Program

Residential customers receive sewer credits during five summer months May, June, July, August and September.

Since water used for landscaping, pools and other outdoor use does not enter the sewer system, BCWS adjusts the sewer portion on bills. The summer sewer credit will begin with the first scheduled meter reading in May and continue for a five month period.

In each of these months, we compare your summer use with your average monthly winter use. BCWS then deducts the additional amount used in the summer from the sewer portion of your bill.

Customers will see a reduction in their sewer charges on bills issued in June and ending in October.

Example: BCWS reads a customer's meter in May. After that reading, the summer sewer credit begins and is reflected on their June bill. The last bill that will reflect the summer sewer credit is their October bill.

JAN
FEB
MARCH
APR
MAY
JUNE
Winter month used to determine summer sewer credit
Winter month used to determine summer sewer credit
Winter month used to determine summer sewer credit
Winter month used to determine summer sewer credit
Winter month until the May reading
June reading is the first reading to reflect summer sewer credit
JULY
AUG
SEPT
OCT
NOV
DEC
Summer Sewer Credit
Summer Sewer Credit
Summer Sewer Credit
Summer Sewer Credit until the October reading
Winter month used to determine summer sewer credit
Winter month used to determine summer sewer credit

Residential customers who use a deduct meter and non-residential customers do not receive the automatic summer sewer credit.

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