The Administrative Services Department processes monthly utility bills. These bills include costs associated with water usage, sanitary sewers, and storm water costs. Water rates are established by filing a rate application with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC), which Howard has done since 1955. The sanitary sewer utility and storm water rates / fees are established by the Village Board.
The rates for the water and sewer utility are based on customer usage and expressed on a per-thousand gallons basis.
Sanitary Sewer Rate
$5.90 / per thousand gallons plus a $6.60 monthly service fee
$6.85 per thousand gallons for the first 10,000 gallons
$6.65 for next 90,000 gallons
$6.40 for over 100,000 gallons
There is monthly service fee based on the size of the customer's meter:
$16.90 for a standard ¾-inch meter
$325.00 for 8-inch meter
There is also a fire protection fee based on the size of the meter that ranges from:
$4.86 per month for a ¾-inch meter
$389.00 per month 8-inch meter
Storm Water Rate
$5.26 / per month per Equivalent Residential Unit (ERU) of impervious surface on each lot of record