Residential Sewer Billing Based Upon Winter Quarter Water Consumption/LOGIS Utility Billing Support Staff wishes you all a ‘Happy New Year’!

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SnowflakeAlong with welcoming a new year, it is also time for the majority of LOGIS members to begin the process of billing residential sewer charges based upon winter quarter water consumption. Using the WAV (Winter Average Volume) process, the cities will bill the Winter Consumption OR the ‘lesser’ of Current or Winter Consumption. Each city selects their Winter Quarter months and updates the ‘Winter Consumption multiplier’ on the Sewer service of each residential account. The WAV (Winter Average Volume) program in CIS Infinity updates the Winter Consumption multiplier with the current winter quarter water consumption. During billing throughout the remainder of the year, the system compares the Winter Consumption multiplier to the current water consumption and bills whichever is less.  Note: There are some member cities that bill sewer charges based upon Winter Consumption only and do not compare that consumption to the current usage during other quarters of the year.

Typically, cities will use November-March as their winter months.  For example, if a city bills quarterly and is cycle billing in February, the system will use the current pending water consumption (consumption used during November, December, and January) to update the Winter Quarter multipliers on the accounts in CIS Infinity:

February Billing (Winter Quarter consists of water consumed Nov/Dec/Jan):

  • Current Water Consumption: 16
  • Updated Winter Consumption Multiplier: 16
  • Both Water and Sewer are billed 16 units in February.

May/August/November Billings (bills lesser of current or winter):

  • Water Consumption: 18
  • Winter Consumption Multiplier: 16
  • Water is billed 18 units and Sewer 16 units (lesser of current or winter)

As you can tell by looking outside, it is surely ‘winter quarter’ in Minnesota, therefore…

  1. Please remember to run the WAV process BEFORE calculating your winter quarter cycle billings.
  2. Before doing the WAV process, make sure all water readings have been uploaded in CIS, including re-reads.
  3. Make any necessary corrections of water readings in CIS.
  4. After the above steps have been completed, you are now ready to calculate the cycle billing.

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