Sewer/Water Utilities

Just wondering what other muni's do when a business closes, do you continue to charge utilities? We charge a flat rate per year and it is based on the use of the at the time, do you charge a vacant building rate or stop charges all together? We have always continued to charge the flat rate for others like snow birds, etc., regardless, but the business is closed and not generating any revenue and rates are substantially higher.


  • We continue to charge as long as the water service is on. If they would like to have the water off we charge $35.00 and then $35.00 to turn back on. We charge quarterly. If say it was a restaurant that closed we would reduce it to the basic business rate rather then the more expensive restaurant rate. Hope that helps!

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