Metered Billing for Pressure Irrigation: Q & A

New Residential PI Rates beginning 2016:

0.33 acres (one share)

  • $3 per month plus usage
  • 0-28K gal 88¢ per 1,000 gal
  • >28K gal $1.17 per 1,000 gal

0.33-0.66 acres (two shares)

  • $6 per month plus usage
  • 0-56K gal 88¢ per 1,000 gal
  • >56K gal $1.17 per 1,000 gal

0.67-1 acres (three shares)

  • $9 per month plus usage
  • 0-83K gal 88¢ per 1,000 gal
  • >83K gal $1.17 per 1,000 gal

>1 acre

  • $3 per month times shares needed, plus usage
  • 0-83K gal 88¢ per 1,000 gal
  • >83K gal $1.17 per 1,000 gal

Metered Billing for Pressure Irrigation: Q & A

For several years, WaterPro has been planning to meter all our pressure irrigation connections. We have installed over 200 meters and are installing more every day.

  1. Why meter the PI system?
  2. Our current flat-rate system is not fair to those who use less water and does not encourage conservation. With metered billing, customers will pay according to the amount of water they use.
  3. If I already have a meter, will I be billed for the metered amount?
  4. Not yet. We will not begin metered billing until January 2016.
  5. January? But PI system lasts from April to October.
  6. That’s true, but there will be a nominal minimum monthly charge (see New PI Rates for 2016) year-round. Billing for the previous month’s usage will occur from May through November.
  7. Will I pay more under the metered system?
  8. That depends on your usage. If you have a meter now, your bill will have a notation like the one shown on the sample bill at the bottom of the page. This tells how much your bill for this month would have been if metering was in effect. In this example, the homeowner will pay substantially more under metering. By proving this information before billing goes into effect, we give customers the opportunity to change their watering habits if they want their bills to be smaller.
  9. What if my meter doesn’t get installed until next year? How will I know if I need to cut back on watering to save money?
  10. When a new meter is installed, you will receive 3 months of sample bills as shown while still paying the flat rate. Then you will begin to pay the metered amount.
  11. Now I pay an average rate year-round. Can I still do that?
  12. Yes, we will offer bill averaging as an option.
  13. I get a paperless bill. How can I see this information?
  14. It will be available when you view your bill online.
  15. How about auto-pay?
  16. Auto-pay will still be available for those who want it.Metered PI Bill Sample