Sewer Charges Based on Winter Consumption

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It sure hasn’t seemed like winter, but the winter consumption months are definitely upon us.  The majority of LOGIS cities bill their Sewer charges based on Winter Consumption.  Either they bill Winter Consumption or the lesser of Current or Winter Consumption.  Each city selects their Winter Quarter months and updates a ‘Winter Consumption multiplier’ on the Sewer service.  A program exists in CIS Infinity, WAV (Winter Average Volume) pick-up, which updates the Winter Consumption multiplier with the current water consumption. During billing throughout the remainder of the year, the system will compare the Winter Consumption multiplier to the current water consumption and bill whichever is less.

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

February Billing (Winter Quarter – consumption used during 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)

Remember to run the WAV program before each of your winter quarter/monthly billings after your readings have been uploaded and any rereads and corrections have been completed.

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