Lower your wastewater costs by conserving water during these billing periods.
November marks the beginning of Austin Water’s annual wastewater averaging cycle that determines wastewater charges for customers for the 2016-2017 service year. This is one reason why it’s important to conserve water all year long.
Austin Water calculates wastewater costs based on the amount of water used during three consecutive billing periods that occur between mid-November and mid-March. Because less outside water is used during these months, it’s a good measure of the volume sent to the wastewater system. You can lower your wastewater costs for the next year by conserving water during these billing periods.
Visit AustinWater.org to find the dates for your wastewater averaging period and for tools to help you estimate your wastewater average.
Some ways to save water in the winter and help lower your wastewater average are:
fix all leaky faucets and toilets
turn off your irrigation system for the fall and winter months
run your dishwasher and washing machine only with a full load
take shorter showers—place a timer in your bathroom
when buying new water-using appliances look for the WaterSense® label