How does Celina calculate winter wastewater rates? Celina does not use winter averaging, which many cities use.

Celina currently caps wastewater usage for residential customers at 11,000 gallons per month. This is a common means of charging for wastewater service, especially for smaller cities. Usage caps are common, and are easy to understand and implement. However, winter averages are not always effective in warm climates like North Texas. If a resident waters his or her lawn in the winter months, they pay sewer charges even under a winter average system. 

In future years, Celina may consider the adoption of a winter average rate however, to do so now would result in substantial increases to low volume and low income customers. This is because there are fewer billing units charged under a winter average system, so the per 1,000 gallon charge must be higher in this scenario. As Celina gradually reduces the cap, the City will approach a point in the future where the adoption of a winter average will not result in as significant an increase in the lower volume customers. The Council may consider a winter average at that time.

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1. What to do if I think my water meter is not reading my water consumption correctly?
2. Can I monitor my water usage?
3. Where can I find and pay my utility bill online?
4. Do you offer autopay?
5. Why does the city let water flow from the fire hydrants?
6. Is it the homeowner’s responsibility to repair water leaks and broken pipes?
7. Does the City replace meters on a schedule?
8. I have a water leak. What is my responsibility and what is the City’s responsibility?
9. Why is my water off?
10. Why is my water cloudy?
11. Can the City use water revenues to pay for anything? Like buying a fire truck or building a road?
12. How does Celina calculate winter wastewater rates? Celina does not use winter averaging, which many cities use.