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Old 05-13-2013, 11:35 PM
 
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One 2500sf new single family house in west Allen, I got $150 Utility bill from City of Allen for 1st month. Is that normal? Can someone explain each of the detail for me?

$50 Water desposit
$9.33 Water Base rate 1-1500
$36.83 Water 1501-15000@2.97
$20.79 SW base rate 1-1500
$18.02 SW over 1500@2.12
$15.02 Waste Services
$3.00 Drainage
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:04 AM
 
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That bill looks about right. $50 deposit is what it is, a deposit which you will get back once you terminate service. The base rate is the the amount of water used from up to 1500 gallons. Then the next rate is the amount after using 1500 gallons, and so on... Waste Services is the garbage and recycling fees. Some towns, the Water bill also includes garbage too. The Drainage bill is pretty low, which is good. That's the fee for the sewers. In McKinney, you're drainage bill is also reflected on the amount of water used by a certain percentage, so the higher the water used, the higher the drainage cost will be.
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:12 AM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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One 2500sf new single family house in west Allen, I got $150 Utility bill from City of Allen for 1st month. Is that normal? Can someone explain each of the detail for me?

$50 Water desposit - They charged you an initial one time deposit

$9.33 Water Base rate 1-1500
$36.83 Water 1501-15000@2.97 - These 2 should be your water charges - looks like about $47 in water. Basic rate a lower amount and higher rates the more you use.

$20.79 SW base rate 1-1500
$18.02 SW over 1500@2.12 - Could these 2 be your sewer charges ? - Based on how much water you use.

$15.02 Waste Services - Trash service
$3.00 Drainage - Misc. Fee.
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My best guesses.
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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We're in Dallas in an 1800sqft house and pay around 100 a month, so that looks about right for your first month.

Current Charges
Water Charges $30.94
Sewer Charges $46.54
Sanitation Charges $21.92
Storm Water Charges $7.77
Total Current Charges $107.17
Total Amount Due $107.17
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:30 AM
 
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That seems about right. I also live in West Allen, 3,500 sq. foot home. My bill was $111 this month because I turned up the sprinklers. It had been about 95 the two months before.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Seems about right. Next month's bill should be in the $90-$110 range depending upon your usage & if you're watering a new lawn.
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