Utilities

Utility Billing

The clerk’s office mails out all water/sewer bills usually between the 15th. & 20th of the month. The bills are due by the 5th of the next month. Any account with payments not made by the 6th of the month will have a 15 percent lag fee added to their next bill. Should service be disconnected due to non pay of utility service billing a $25.00 reconnection fee will be charged to have service resumed. There is a drop box provided under the depot canopy at the clerk’s office at 201 N. Maryville Street in Calmar for utility payments and correspondence.

Water Charges

The State of Iowa requires the City to collect sales tax on all water fees. This tax is 7 percent of the water charge. This 7 percent is the normal 5 percent tax, a 1 percent local option and a 1 percent school tax.

92:02 RATES AND SERVICE. Water service shall be furnished at the following monthly rates within the City Limits of Calmar, Iowa: (Code of Iowa Sec. 384.84)

  1. First 1000 gallons used per month @ $16.30 (Minimum Bill) with 3/4″ meter or smaller
    First 1000 gallons used per month @ $23.44 (Minimum Bill) with 1″ meter
    First 1000 gallons used per month @ $ 29.55 (Minimum Bill) with 1 1/4″ meter
    First 1000 gallons used per month @ $35.67 (Minimum Bill) with 1 1/2″ meter
    First 1000 gallons used per month @ $41.78 (Minimum Bill) with 2″ meter
    First 1000 gallons used per month @ $47.89 (Minimum Bill) with 3″ meter
    First 1000 gallons used per month @ $54.01 (Minimum Bill) with 4″ meter
  2. Next 29,000 gallons used per month @ $3.00 per thousand gallons
  3. Excess gallons used per month @ $2.50 per thousand gallons
  4. Every customer shall pay a monthly fee of $ 5.00 for capital improvements to the municipal water system.

92:03 RATES OUTSIDE THE CITY LIMITS. Water service shall be furnished at the following monthly rates outside the City Limits of Calmar, Iowa: (Code of Iowa Sec. 384:84)

  1. First 1000 gallons used per month @ $22.42 (Minimum Bill) with 3/4″ meter or smaller
    First 1000 gallons used per month @ $26.50 (Minimum Bill) with 1″ meter
    First 1000 gallons used per month @ $33.63 (Minimum Bill) with 1 1/4″ meter
    First 1000 gallons used per month @ $41.78 (Minimum Bill) with 1 1/2″ meter
    First 1000 gallons used per month @ $47.89 (Minimum Bill) with 2″ meter
    First 1000 gallons used per month @ $55.03 (Minimum Bill) with a 3″ meter
    First 1000 gallons used per month @ $62.16 (Minimum Bill) with a 4″ meter
  2. Next 29,000 gallons used per month @ $5.00 per thousand gallons
  3. Excess gallons used per month @ $3.00 per thousand gallon
  4. Every customer shall pay a monthly fee of $ 5.00 for capital improvements

RATE ADJUSTMENTS.  Each year before July 1st the basic water minimum will raise $1.00 per year (for 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022) in addition before the 1st day of July of each year, the City Clerk shall compute an adjustment to the water rates based upon the multiplication of the current rate by a factor equal to the increase in the Consumer Price Index (C.P.I.).  This adjustment shall be submitted to the council.  This increase shall go into effect on July 1 of each year and shall appear in the first billing after the start of the fiscal year.

Sewer Charges

The State of Iowa requires the City to collect sales tax on commercial sewer charges. This tax is 7 percent of the sewer charge. This 7 percent is the normal 5 percent tax, a 1 percent local option and a 1 percent school tax.

99:02 RENTAL RATE: Each dwelling unit, apartment unit, mobile home, house, business, and industry shall be considered as one sewer account and shall pay a base rate of $32.50 per month for sanitary sewer service.

The Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) shall pay a base rate of $500.00 (20 units) per month for sanitary sewer service.

The South Winneshiek Community School shall pay a base rate of $ 175.00 (7 units) per month for sanitary sewer service.

  1. Every customer or account shall also pay a sanitary sewer usage fee of $6.50 per month for each one thousand (1,000) gallons of wastewater treated by the City.
  2. Every customer shall pay a monthly fee of $ 5.00 for capital improvements to the municipal sanitary sewer system.

RATE ADJUSTMENTS.  Before the 1st day of July of each year, the City Clerk shall compute an adjustment to the sewer rates based upon the multiplication of the current rate by a factor equal to the increase in the Consumer Price Index (C.P.I.).  This adjustment shall be submitted to the council.  This increase shall go into effect on July 1 of each year and shall appear in the first billing after the start of the fiscal year.

In no case shall the minimum service charge be less than $32.50 per month, which is necessary to retire the indebtedness, operating and maintenance, and reserve necessary for maintaining the sanitary sewer facility.

AUTOMATIC WITHDRAWAL AUTHORIZATION UTILITY BILL