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02-12-2019, 03:37 PM
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I'm curious as to how much everyone is paying. Single family home owners only, as apartments and multi family homes are rated differently.

Location:
Sqft of home:

Water/Sewer/Trash Collection
CCF of water used per month (any month is fine)
Water charges based on CCF. Include base charge if there is one.
Sewer charge. Include base charge if there is one
Stormwater charge if there is one
Monthly Trash Collection Charge (Waste collection)

In Cincinnati area, we have a unique way of calculating water and sewer usage:
https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/water/...s-residential/

Electric
CCF of Gas used on your August bill
kwh of electric used on your August bill
Gas charges
Electric charges
Total August bill charges

CCF of Gas used on your Dec bill
kwh of electric used on your Dec bill
Gas charges
Electric charges
Total Dec bill charges

Cable Internet
Total monthly cost
If you have cable TV, separate out the cost and include just the internet/modem rental fee.

So for me:

Water/Sewer/Trash Collection
CCF of water used = 6.65
Water charges based on CCF. Include base charge if there is one. = \$28.30
Sewer charge. Include base charge if there is one = \$46.41
Stormwater charge if there is one = \$4.30
Monthly Trash Collection Charge (Waste collection) =\$14.88
Total = \$93.89
So at 6.65CCF water used, I'm paying roughly \$4.26 per CCF for water and another \$6.98 for sewer charges
We use roughly 6.8CCF of water per month.

Electric
CCF of Gas used on your August bill =9
kwh of electric used on your August bill = 1197
Gas charges = \$45.60
Electric charges = \$137.15
Total August bill charges = \$182.75

CCF of Gas used on your Dec bill = 80
kwh of electric used on your Dec bill = 67
Gas charges = \$79.35
Electric charges = \$91.37
Total Dec bill charges = \$170.72

\$5.07 per CCF for Gas and \$0.1146 per kwh for electric in the Summer
\$0.99 per CCF for Gas and \$1.363 per kwh for electric in the Winter

Don't worry about electric and gas base charges, or generation riders, or generation charges, or fixed service charges etc. All that matters is how much CCF and kwh were used in summer or winter and what the total gas charge and electric charges were.

Cable Internet
Total monthly cost \$46.34 I don't subscribe to cable TV.

So for a 2500 sq ft home, I'm paying roughly \$170 a month for gas and electric, and roughly \$95 a month for water/sewer/trash collection. I use Cincinnati bell, duke energy, and greater Cincinnati water works.

02-12-2019, 04:09 PM
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These seem typical to various rates I've paid in different parts of Ohio, although I don't have the exact numbers near me at the moment, except for the water. You're getting a really great deal on the water.

02-16-2019, 11:48 AM
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Monthly water costs for ave single family household:

Milford \$54.22
Northern Kentucky \$54.13
Wyoming \$47.68
Lexington \$44.01
Glendale \$42.81
Lebanon \$42.27
South Lebanon \$42.00
Cleveland \$39.52
Indianapolis \$39.29
Norwood \$39.10
Hamilton Co. Incorporated \$36.66
Lockland \$34.98
Columbus \$33.90
Mason \$33.65
Dayton \$33.60
Butler County \$33.11
Hamilton \$31.16
Louisville \$30.83
Cincinnati \$29.96
Warren County \$29.79
Middletown \$29.57
Cleves \$29.22
Indian Hill \$28.58
Harrison \$27.94
Akron \$26.74
Fairfield \$25.12
Loveland \$22.05
Toledo \$20.77
Clermont County \$19.11
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