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Water Rate FaucetUtility Rates & Fees (Effective October 1, 2016)

*NOTE: Water Rates and Fees remained the same for FY 2016-17 however effective October 1, 2016, the volumetric sewer rate increased to $5.79 per 1,000 gallons or fraction thereof,of metered water.  This increase reflects an overall increase of 2.9% for the average customer water and wastewater bill*

Frequently Asked Questions About Water and Wastewater Rates

Water Rates:

The rates for the consumption of water by users of the City of Melissa water system shall pay a monthly amount equal to the: (1) minimum charge plus (2) the attendant volumetric rate as follows:

(1) Minimum Charge:

Size of Meter (in inches) Amount
0.626 - 0.750

$31.53

0.751 - 01.000 $54.86
01.001 - 01.500 $108.71
01.501 - 02.000 $173.32
02.001 - 03.000 $324.08
03.001 - 04.000 $525.72
04.001 - 06.000 $763.02
06.001 - 08.000 $1,220.83
08.001 - 10.000 $1,754.95
greater than 10.000 to be determined by the City of Melissa

(2) Volumetric Rates:

Residential:

Gallons Amount (per 1,000 gallons or fraction thereof)
1 - 10,000 $5.42
10,001 - 20,000 $7.32
20,001 - 60,000 $8.98
60,001 - 100,000 $9.06
Over 100,000 $9.47

Non-Residential:

Gallons Amount (per 1,000 gallons or fraction thereof)
1 - 10,000 $5.42
10,001 - 20,000 $7.32
20,001 - 60,000 $8.98
60,001 - 100,00 $9.06
Over 100,000 $9.06

Sewer Rates:
The rates for users contributing to the sewer system of the City of Melissa water system shall pay a monthly amount equal to the: (1) minimum charge plus (2) the attendant volumetric rate as follows:

(1) Minimum Charge:

Size of Meter (in inches) Amount
0.626 - 0.750 $25.13
0.751 - 01.000 $44.86
01.001 - 01.500 $89.75
01.501 - 02.000 $143.57
02.001 - 03.000 $269.22
03.001 - 04.000 $451.25
04.001 - 06.000 $635.85
06.001 - 08.000 $1,017.36
08.001 - 10.000 $1,462.46
greater than 10.000 to be determined by the City of Melissa

(2) Volumetric Rates: $5.79 per 1,000 gallons, or fraction thereof, of metered water
**Note: This rate became effective on October 1, 2016**

Sewer Use Charges:

For all residential meters, the rates as provided for in the fee schedule found in the appendix of the Code of Ordinances are hereby established for the use of sewerage services and facilities for customers within the corporate limits of the City. Each customer's user charge shall be calculated annually based on wintertime consumption. December, January, and February water meter readings will be tabulated and divided by three (3) months to arrive at the next twelve (12) months amount of sewerage service to be billed.

For all non-residential meters, the rates as provided for in the fee schedule found in the appendix of the Code of Ordinances are hereby established for the use of sewerage services and facilities for customers within the corporate limits of the City. Each customer's user charge shall be calculated based on monthly water consumption.

Solid Waste Rates:

Residential Services Monthly Rate
Once per week, solid waste & recycling $13.10*
Additional poly-cart, per unit $ 5.00*
*Tax is not included in these rates.  

Beginning in January 2016, the City of Melissa partnered with Waste Connections (formerly Progressive Waste Solutions) to offer a Senior Citizen Discount for garbage and recycling services! For more information on how to apply, please click here.

Commercial Service

Commercial Service is exclusive to Waste Connections (formerly Progressive Waste Solutions) and should be set up directly through their customer service.  Please call (469) 452-8000 to establish service and for their commercial fee schedule.  You may also request a copy of Ordinance #07-03 which contains the fee schedule from the City of Melissa at City Hall.

Utility Deposits:

There is hereby established a security deposit fee which shall be paid prior to the commencement of water service, sewer service, or solid waste/recycling service by the City of Melissa, or its designated contractor.  Prior to water service, sewer service, solid waste/recycling services being provided, an application for such service shall be made to the City of Melissa and the utility deposit fee provided herein paid.  Such fee is in addition to all other fees as may be fixed and established from time to time by the City of Melissa; and the fee herein established is for securing faithful payment for such utility service.  The utility deposit fees provided for herein are fixed as follows:

Size of Meter (in inches) Amount
1.000 and less $150.00
1.001 - 1.500 $250.00
1.501 - 2.000 $350.00
2.001 - 3.000 $1,600.00
3.001 - 4.000 $2,300.00
4.001 - 6.000 $4,200.00
greater than 6.000 to be determined by City of Melissa
Construction Hydrant Meter $1,500.00

Other Fees:

Fee Description
Late Fee: All monthly utility charges which remain unpaid after 5:00 p.m. on the due date stated on the utility bill shall incur a late payment fee of 10% of the current charge due.
Reconnection Fee: Water and sewer service by the City of Melissa shall not be provided to a location where water and sewer has previously been provided, whether such service was voluntarily or involuntarily terminated, until the person requesting such service has paid a fee for reconnection to the water and sewer system in the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00).  If reconnection is required outside regular City working hours, the fee is seventy-five dollars ($75.00).
Meter Reread Fee: Customers that request their water meter be reread will be charged a fee of $10.00, unless the meter was read incorrectly by the City of Melissa and then there shall be no fee charged.
Meter Removal Fee: In the event a water meter is removed from a property for unauthorized use an additional fee of $100.00 shall be charged and will be due and payable prior to reinstallation of the meter.
Returned Check Charge: Customers paying their utility bills by check or bank draft that are returned by the depository for any reason shall be subject to a handling fee of $25.00.

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