2019 Utility Billing Rates

The city has adjusted the utility and garbage rates with the adoption of the 2019 fee schedule. The 2019 utility rates will take effect with the first full 2019 quarter billing that customers receive at the beginning of April/May/June. Follow Farmington Fred as he learns about the investments in infrastructure the city is making and the utility rates necessary to support these improvements. 


Sewer Fee

Sewer fees are based on the lower of actual or winter quarter water usage. The fee is made of up of two components, the base fee and the volume charge. The base fee includes a set amount of volume. Any volume used above the set amount is billed as a volume charge per 1,000 gallons.
Residential Rates
Base Rate:  $37.44 per quarter that includes the first 10,000 gallons of use 
Volume Rate:  $3.74 per 1,000 gallons used over 10,000 gallons

Commercial Rates
Base Rate:  $80.70 per quarter that includes the first 20,000 gallons of use 
Volume Rate:  $4.04 per 1,000 gallons used over 20,000 gallons 


Stormwater Fee

This fee is collected for the purpose of managing the city's storm water through the maintenance of storm sewers, ponds, and drainage ways. The storm water fee is based on a single family lot as a Residential Equivalent Unit (REU). All other property types are scaled to the REU.

Stormwater Fee:
$21.25 per quarter per REU


Street Light Fee

Streets lights are owned and maintained by the electric service providers and the city is charged monthly for these expenses. This fee supports the city’s expense of street lighting throughout the community.

Street Light Fee:
  $6.90 per quarter per Residential Equivalent Unit (REU)


Water Fee

Farmington residents and businesses are billed quarterly for water usage. The fee is made up of two components, the base fee and a volume charge. The volume charged is based on the amount of gallons used. 

Base Rate:
  $14.00 per quarter
Volume Rate:  Tier 1 (up to 20,000 gallons) - $1.60 per 1,000 gallons
            Tier 2 (20,001 to 40,000 gallons) - $2.40 per 1,000 gallons
          Tier 3 (over 40,000 gallons) - $3.20 per 1,000 gallons
          Irrigation Meters - $3.20 per 1,000 gallons


Garbage Collection Fee

Residents and businesses can choose the container size that best suits their needs. The more you reduce your garbage, the smaller container you need, and you'll be able to reduce your garbage rate. Customers who overfill their containers more than 50% of the time during a quarter and do not request a level of service change will automatically be raised to the next level of service. The following fee schedule is in effect for 2019:

30 gallons - $50.60 per quarter, plus tax*
60 gallons - $62.70 per quarter, plus tax*
90 gallons - $73.70 per quarter, plus tax*
*Residential tax 9.75%; Commercial tax 17%

Combinations are allowed, please call for applied rates.
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