City of Goodyear, Arizona
For Immediate Release: July 2, 2010
Goodyear water customers' sewer rate appeals due
GOODYEAR, ARIZ. (July 2, 2010) If you live south of I-10, you are a Goodyear water customer. Goodyear bases its estimate of your household's monthly sewer usage upon your household's average monthly water consumption during the winter - typically the lowest water usage months of the year. The average monthly water usage during January, February and March becomes your Winter Quarter Average (WQA).
Each May, your sewer bill is adjusted based on that average. The average is the maximum you will be charged monthly for the next 12 months - from May 2010 through April 2011. If any month's water consumption is lower than your WQA, your sewer bill will be calculated using the lower sewer usage that month. However, if your monthly water consumption is higher than your WQA, your sewer usage will still be based on the WQA and could save you money.
The City will only consider a rate adjustment if your monthly water usage is over the minimum monthly usage for your household size based on the chart below which assumes an average of 80 gallons of water per person/day. Once you receive your bill for May, you have until August 31 to file for an adjustment.
# of Occupants Gallons Per Day (gpd) Minimum Use
1 80 gpd x 30 days = 2,400 gpm
2 160 gpd x 30 days = 4,800 gpm
3 240 gpd x 30 days = 7,200 gpm
4 320 gpd x 30 days = 9,600 gpm
5 400 gpd x 30 days = 12,000 gpm
6 480 gpd x 30 days = 14,400 gpm
7 560 gpd x 30 days = 16,800 gpm
A Sewer Fee Adjustment Self-Audit Form is available at www.goodyearaz.gov or from the City's Customer Counter at City Hall, 190 N. Litchfield Rd. Mail the completed form to: City of Goodyear, Attn: Sewer Rate Appeal, Goodyear, AZ 85338. The City will mail a decision to you within 30 business days advising whether an adjustment will be made.
For questions, call 623-932-3015.