Sewer Rates and Fees

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Sewer rates calculated during winter months
If you are a residential customer or a commercial business with landscape watering connected to the same meter as the building and you are connected to Town of Queen Creek's sewer system or live in the subdivisions of Queen Creek Ranchettes I or II, Terra Ranch or the area known as Town Center and receive a billing for sewer charges on your water bill, your rate for the sewer fee is re-calculated each year in March. Fees are based on 90 percent (for single-family residence) of the water consumption billed during three (3) 28 to 35 day billing cycles during the winter months. This could include water consumption in all or portions of November, December, January and February depending on when your water meter is read.  

Residential sewer rates are calculated as follows:

(Average use less 10%) x ($4.82) plus the Base Fee of $10.25 = Monthly Sewer Charge*

If you are a new customer, your sewer rate will be $43.46* until we are able to establish your water usage in the three billing cycles of the winter months.

You can lower your sewer bill by conserving water during the time frame that your charges are averaged. One of the most effective ways to conserve water during the wintertime is to adjust your outside watering schedule for lawns and landscaping. Keep in mind that winter watering requires far less water than summer.

You may qualify for a sewer rate adjustment if you plant winter grass, plant a winter garden, fill a swimming pool or have a water leak during the Sewer Averaging Period. To qualify for a sewer rate adjustment all requests must be submitted no later than July 1 or within 90 days after you receive your new sewer charge in April. If you have questions about your current or projected billing amount or to request a sewer fee adjustment form, contact the Water Conservation office at 480-358-3455.

 

Meter Installation Fees

All new service connections will be charged the following fees in accordance with the Town of Queen Creek's water rate schedule.

Meter Size    
Meter Cost    
Est Fee    
Sec Dep    
Sewer Capacity Charge     Water Capacity Charge

    MXU     

Parts

¾"



$295



$25



$125



$5,082


$4,014




$118




$50

1"



$370



$25



$125



$8,629


$6,806




$118




$66

1 ½"



$665



$25



$125



$16,738


$13,189




$118




$75

2"



$890



$25



$125



$23,875


$21,166




$118




$75
3"

$1,365

$25

$125

 $60,831


$47,892


$118


*
4"

$2,295

$25

$125

$103,910
$81,798


$118


*

 

NOTE: Security deposit refundable after 12 consecutive months of on-time payments. 

*Parts to be provided by customer at their own expense.

**The price for parts includes the cost of the gate valve and other necessary install parts. The price for parts on a larger meter may vary. Larger meters and landscape meters require an above-ground back-flow protection device to be installed by customers at their expense. Back-flow must be installed prior to the meter being set. Annual inspections are required on all back-flow devices and results reported to Town of Queen Creek's Utilities Division, Attention: Cheryl Staples.