MIAMI COUNTY OFFERS A SUMMER SEWER CREDIT PROGRAM.
POLICY FOR AVERAGING SUMMER SEWER BILLS
Residential water and sewer customers of the Miami County Sanitary Engineering Department are eligible for the Summer Sewer Credit without a waiting period. The Summer Sewer Credit will be in effect for the billing months of June, July, August, September and October. The Summer Sewer Credit begins once the customer monthly water usage reaches five thousand (5,000) gallons during the effective months. Customers whose monthly usage exceeds the five thousand (5,000) gallons during those months will not be billed for any amount over five thousand (5,000) gallons, thus receiving the Summer Sewer Credit.
The Summer Sewer Credit is automatic for all residential customers who reside in their home and excludes multi-family housing, commercial and industrial customers. There is no fee or application required to receive the Summer Sewer Credit. The Summer Sewer Credit will also eliminate the need for deduct meters and Miami County will not approve future deduct meters for residential customers.
BEFORE WATERING YOUR SOD, CALL US
POLICY FOR SOD WATERING SEWER CREDIT
Water and Sewer customers, builders and developers may apply for a one-time, sixty (60) day sod watering sewer credit with the Sanitary Engineering Department. All water used will be billed at the applicable rates and only 7,500 gallons per month (the system average) will be billed for sewer. The sod watering credit will be allowed one time for a particular property and for a 60 day period.
All tap permits must be obtained, a new customer form filed and the party responsible for the bill must sign as a customer. The water meter must be set prior to the use of any water. Once the meter is set, the customer shall make application to the Department on the form provided at least 72 hours (3 days) prior to needing the sod watering credit to begin. No credit shall be issued for watering completed prior to this schedule.
After sixty (60) days, the use of water and sewer shall be billed at the current applicable rates.
A $20.00 fee and application for this service is required.
The sod watering credit shall only apply to new lawns, not for sod or turf maintenance of existing lawns.
WHEN DO YOU PLAN TO FILL YOUR POOL?
POLICY FOR SWIMMING POOL FILLING SEWER CREDIT
Water and Sewer customers of the Miami County Sanitary Engineering Department who desire to fill their swimming pool and avoid sewer charges for the water used may apply for an annual Pool Filling Sewer Credit. The water used to fill the pool will be billed at the applicable rate in effect. The credit will only be provided for one (1) filling per year.
The customer shall make application to the department, provide all information required on the form, pay the required fee, and notify the department at least 72 hours (3 days) in advance of filling the pool.
The customer shall allow inspection of the pool by the department technician to verify quantities both prior to and after filling. Verification that the pool does not and will not drain into the sanitary sewer must be made.
Fee for this service shall be $30.00 each year, payable with application and prior to filling the pool. Failure to apply and pay the fee within the prescribed timetable shall void any request for credit for pool filling.
Customers who qualify for the average summer sewer bill and fill their pools after the May meter reading need not apply for a pool filling sewer credit.
The penalty for falsifying information used to calculate the water usage or for unauthorized pool discharge into the sanitary sewer is $200.00 for each incident.