Leaks are very costly!
People are also amazed that even a small leak can be so costly. They forget leaks can run 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Toilets, however, can ‘stick’ only occasionally, which requires you check them more frequently. Repair leaks promptly.
Money down the drain and you pay twice!
That's what happens when you don’t fix a leak right away – it is money down the drain… twice! You pay for the water and you pay for the sewer charge. Sewer is billed on the amount of water that goes in, so leaks are doubly expensive. You can help yourself by fixing leaks quickly.
COST of VILLAGE WATER
We know money doesn't grow on trees in our yard or in your yard. We monitor our rates closely. We compare our rates with other ground-water supplied municipal systems. We are not close to being the highest. The fact is, we are among the lowest in the State. Survey after survey finds the cost of water near the cheapest in the state.
Customers pay two fees for water.
For the last 8 years the RTS and Commodity charges have been the same. It would be hard to name one other thing that has not gone up in price of the last 8 years! The cost of our water may be the only thing that hasn’t gone up in price.
Starting January 1, 2014, rates will increase and we will still be in the bottom (lower) half of the pack.
Cost of our Water: Now vs. Jan. 1, 2014:
The American Water Association estimates that the typical family of four (two parents and two children) uses 180 gallons a day or 5,400 gallons a month.
How Does This Compare To Bottled Water?
Our water is really cheap compared to bottled water you buy at a store. Let’s assume you can buy a 16.9 ounce bottle of water in Paw Paw for $0.99. Since a gallon is 128 ounces, you would need to buy 7.57 bottles to equal a gallon of water. This would cost you $7.49. Just 2 gallons of bottled water - roughly 15 bottles - would cost you $14.98. Yikes!
You would have to buy 7,574 bottles to equal 1,000 gallons. At a Paw Paw store this would cost you $7,475. Outrageous! 1,000 gallons of Paw Paw water costs just $21.70 now and $29.00 next January.