Starting next month, the city of Davis will convert from bimonthly utility billing to monthly. The statements include charges in advance for storm sewer, sanitary sewer and sanitation (garbage and recycling curbside pickup); charges in arrears for water service and consumption; and the municipal service tax and public safety charge.
The August bills will be a combination of the new monthly bill for storm sewer, sanitary sewer, sanitation, municipal service tax and public safety charge as well as the previous unbilled bimonthly water charges for May and June, city officials explained.
The September bill will be the first where everything will be monthly: storm sewer, sanitary sewer, sanitation, municipal service tax, public safety charge and water charges, both fixed fee and consumption, for July. The meters are read during the first week of the month (i.e., Aug. 1-10 to capture July consumption), and it takes about two weeks to process the data to prepare for billing.
Bills will be mailed to customers by the first of each month and will be due by the 25th. A 10 percent penalty will apply to accounts if payments are not received by the due date. Customers always have the option of depositing funds into their account in advance, if they so choose.
More information on monthly billing, including frequently asked questions, can be found online at http://administrative-services.cityofdavis.org/utility-billing-messages/utility-billing-message.
Information on the city’s water production and distribution infrastructure system can be found at water.cityofdavis.org.