Rates and Charges for Services

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METER RATES

 

REGULAR MONTHLY ACCOUNTS

Minimum for first 400 cubic feet used…………………………………..          $ 24.015

For all water used in excess of 400 cubic feet per 100 cubic feet……….          $ 6.003

 

HIGH CONSUMPTION MONTHLY ACCOUNTS

Minimum – First 10,000 cubic feet used…………………………………        $597.49

For the next 10,000 cubic feet used per 100 cubic feet………………….         $ 4.481

For the next 28,000 cubic feet used per 100 cubic feet………………….         $ 3.873

For the next 52,000 cubic feet used per 100 cubic feet………………….         $ 3.305

For all over 100,000 cubic feet per 100 cubic feet………………………         $ 2.969

 

WATER FOR RESALE – WHOLE SALE CUSTOMERS

Minimum – First 10,000 cubic feet used…………………………………        $525.99

For the next 10,000 cubic feet used per 100 cubic feet………………….         $ 3.949

For the next 28,000 cubic feet used per 100 cubic feet………………….         $ 3.409

For the next 52,000 cubic feet used per 100 cubic feet………………….         $ 2.907

For all over 100,000 cubic feet per 100 cubic feet………………………         $ 2.615

 

WATER RATES FOR WHOLE SALE CUSTOMERS

MONROEVILLE AND PLUM BOROUGH

Rates determined by separate contract

 

WATER FOR RESALE- REPUMPING CUSTOMERS

Minimum – First 10,000 cubic feet used…………………………………        $607.663

For the next 10,000 cubic feet used per 100 cubic feet………………….         $ 4.716

For the next 28,000 cubic feet used per 100 cubic feet………………….         $  4.161

For the next 52,000 cubic feet used per 100 cubic feet………………….         $ 3.703

For all over 100,000 cubic feet per 100 cubic feet………………………         $ 3.372

 

Appendix A

 

****   SEWAGE RATES   ****

 

AUXILIARY METER FEE

 

Reading and maintaining auxiliary meters (per day)………………         $.301370

(Boroughs of Churchill, Wilkins Twp. & Edgewood do not have this charge)

 

ALCOSAN RATES FOR ALL COMMUNITIES

(Except Penn Hills)

ALCOSAN charge for bill issued…………..……………………………        $4.836

Rate for each increment of 1000 gallons…………………………………        $ 6.91

PENN HILLS SEWAGE RATES

Residential Rates per 1,000 gallons………………………………………       $ 17.88

Residential Flat Rate (Well water) per quarter……………………………        $167.00

Commercial Rates per 1,000 gallons……………………………………..       $ 19.05

Commercial Flat Rate (Well water) per quarter …………………………        $267.00

Penn Hills Customer Service monthly charge per dwelling……………..            $ 10.00

Non-Resident rate per 1000 gallons………………………………………      $ 26.82

COMMERCIAL GRINDER FEES

$1.894176 times number of days since last read times horsepower rating of grinder $1.894176 x days x grinder power rating

EFFLUENT SURCHARGES

BOD (Biochemical Oxygen Demand) BOD sample reading minus 300 times .001823 times gallons of water used in 1000’s plus or minus any auxiliary meter consumption (Sample BOD – 300) x .001823 x (water consumption + or – auxiliary meter consumption)

 SS (Suspended Solids) SS sample reading minus 275 times .002056 times gallons of water used in 1000’s plus or minus any auxiliary meter consumption (Sample SS – 275) x .002056 x (water consumption + or – auxiliary meter consumption)

 

Appendix A

 

SEWAGE RATES (cont.)

The following surcharges are established by the individual boroughs and are subject to change:

BRADDOCK HILLS SURCHARGE

Rate for each increment of 1000 gallons…………………………..        $3.00

CHALFANT SURCHARGE

Rate for each increment of 1000 gallons…………………………..      $4.50

CHURCHILL SURCHARGE

Rate for each increment of 1000 gallons…………………………        $6.00

EAST PITTSBURGH SURCHARGE 

Percentage is taken from total sewage charge…………………….         50%

EDGEWOOD SURCHARGE

Rate for each increment of 1000 gallons…………………………        $4.70

NORTH BRADDOCK SURCHARGE                                                                                 

Rate for each increment of 1000 gallons…………………………           $5.75

PITCAIRN SURCHARGE

Rate for each increment of 1000 gallons…………………………        $3.50

Flat monthly fee…………………………………………………………….0.833334

RANKIN SURCHARGE   

Percentage is taken from total sewage charge……………………        30%

SWISSVALE SURCHARGE

Rate for each increment of 1000 gallons………………………….        $3.50

TURTLE CREEK

Rate for each increment of 1000 gallons…………………………        $2.50 (4/1/17)

WILKINS TOWNSHIP SURCHARGE

Minimum Charge all accounts up to 1 thousand gals……………           $5.00

Rate for each increment of 1000 gals above 2 thousand gals……          $2.50

WILKINSBURG SURCHARGE

Rate for each increment of 1000 gallons…………………………        $1.50

WILMERDING SURCHARGE

Rate for each increment of 1000 gallons…………………………        $3.00

WPJWA SURCHARGE

Charge for producing bills that include sewage charges…………          $1.50

 

 

Appendix A


 SCHEDULE OF CHARGES

 

Flush and Construction Meters

For water used by a municipality from a fire hydrant for sewer flushing or street washing with permission of the Authority, metered

The rate charge is $4.274 per 100 cubic feet plus cost to the Authority for rendering service. Minimum charge of $20.00 per day.

For water service furnished through a public fire hydrant and measured by a meter furnished by the Authority. Operation of the hydrant must be performed by an Authority employee or a person authorized by the Authority. The following charges are required for this service:

A $250.00 meter deposit; a $20.00 per day charge; the current monthly regular rate per 100 cubic feet; and, any additional cost(s) for rendering service by the Authority. If the meter and its appendages are lost, stolen or damaged, actual cost of the meter and/or appendages will also be all be charged.

For water used from a fire hydrant for construction, industrial, etc. use, without permission of the Authority, consumer will be charged the current monthly regular rate per 100 cubic feet for estimated quantity used plus cost to the Authority with a minimum charge of $60.00.

For water service furnished through an existing Authority service tap and measured by a meter furnished by the Authority. The applicant must furnish a temporary enclosed area for the protection of the Authority’s meter. An inlet valve, outlet valve and an approved backflow preventer are required and must be in place before a meter can be set and the water turned on.

Consumer will be charge the current monthly regular rate per 100 cubic feet plus cost to the Authority for rendering service. A $60.00 deposit is required. There is a turn on charge of $20.00 and a turn off charge of $20.00. If the meter is lost or stolen then actual cost of the meter will be charged.

Although the service may be rendered during a weekend, application can only be made in person at the Authority office during business hours Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. The Authority reserves the right to recover any unforeseen costs that may occur with flush or construction meters.

 

Appendix B

 

SCHEDULE OF CHARGES (cont.)

Rate charged per hydrant per year for providing fire service

to a municipality, borough or township………………………………….          $100.00

PRIVATE FIRE SERVICE
Rate per quarter, based on size of connection

3/4″ 2″……………………………………………………………………     $  73.05

3″…………………………………………………………………………     $  91.32

4″…………………………………………………………………………     $ 120.02

6″…………………………………………………………………………     $ 300.04

8″…………………………………………………………………………     $ 495.72

10″………………………………………………………………………..     $ 717.49

12″………………………………………………………………………..     $1095.81

SERVICE CONNECTION FEES (Rule 11)

3/4 ” line, normal installation…………………………………………….         $1,495.00

1″ line, normal installation……………………………………………….         $1,495.00

Larger than 1″, actual cost with minimum of       ……………………………    $1,495.00

1” Combination domestic and fire service……………………………….  $1,995.00

Abnormal installation, actual cost with above minimums.

Fire line meters will be furnished by the Authority at the expense the applicant.

MISCELLANEOUS CHARGES

Charge for testing private meters brought to the shop,

5/8”, ¾”, 1” and 2” …………………………………..………”ACTUAL COST”

Charge for special reading of meter by request of Consumer

and subsequent billing………………………………………………       $ 20.00

Charge for inspection of service or supply line (Rule 12)……………………           $ 40.00

Charge for additional inspection trips (Rule 12) ………………………..          $ 20.00

Charge for unauthorized cleaning of service line (Rule 14)……………..            $ 65.00

Plus all cost necessary to control and monitor any contamination to

Authority water system.

Charge for removing, resetting and resealing meters, where

seal wire has been tampered with, or broken, or the meter removed

from the service line (Rule 18)………………………………………………………….        $ 20.00

Charge for testing meter at Consumer’s request (Rule 21)

5/8″, 3/4″, 1″ meters, each ……………………………………………………….       $ 45.00

1 – 1/2″ and 2″ meters, each……………………………………………………..        $ 90.00

All other sizes at actual cost to the Authority

 

Appendix B

 

 

Charge for turning water off or on due to non-payment of bills, violation

of rules including backflow noncompliance, or terms of the application

card, per trip(Rule 27)   During regular business hours…………………           $ 20.00

After regular business hours……………………        $ 45.00

Charge for turning off or turning on water temporarily due to seasonal

nature of business, vacation, home inspections etc., per trip

(Rule 27)   During regular business hours…………………..           $ 20.00

After regular business hours……………………….         $ 45.00

Charge for emergency service calls, during other then regular business

hours, per trip. This charge is in addition to any and all other applicable

charges.     (Rule 27)…………………………………………………….      $ 25.00

 Charge for every service call after failing to keep two (2) scheduled

service calls.(Rule 27)…………………………………………………………………….        $ 25.00

Charge for unauthorized operation of street valve, curb stop, etc.

(Rule 28)……………………….…………………..………..       $100.00

Charge to Replace/Repair meter wiring or device

(Rule 18)…………………..……..………………………….       $ 30.00

Charge to Replace MIU (Rule 18)………….……………………………       $100.00

Charge to Replace meter register (Rule 18)……………………………..         $ 80.00

Charge to Repair damaged meter (Rule 18)

5/8” ………………………………………………………………..       $ 49.00

¾” ………………………………………………………………..       $ 60.00

1” ………………………………………………………………..       $ 80.00

Charge to replace meter lost, stolen, or damaged beyond repair

(Rule 18) …………………………………………………………    Actual Inventory Cost

Charge for checks returned (NSF), checks returned on closed bank

accounts, and any other checks returned unpaid from the bank

(Rule 41) ………………………………………………………………..       $ 30.00

Charge for a No Lien Letter……………………………………………..        $ 25.00

Filing of Water Lien (Rule 38)……………………………………..………     $ 68.00


 DELINQUENCY FEES

Charge for first delinquent reminder…………………………………….          $ 6.00

Charge for final delinquent notice……………………………………….          $ 6.00

Charge for sending delinquent certified letter……………………………           $ 8.00

Charge for posting delinquent property………………………………….         $ 15.00

Charge for entering into each payment agreement………………………          $   5.00

 CHARGES FOR DISCONNECTION OF SERVICE DUE TO A VIOLATION OF AUTHORITY RULES (Rule 28 & 29)

 Termination of service at the curb stop or service valve

Connection Located in Grass or Dirt………………………………     $2231.00

Connection Located in Concrete…………………………………..     $2444.00

Connection Located in Asphalt……………………………………     $3009.00

Inspections and Permit fees will be charged in addition to the above costs and will be based on actual cost to the Authority.

Charge for flow testing Authority hydrants (per hydrant) ……………….          $250.00

Charge for main line and service line cost estimates….….….….….….…          $200.00

One Hundred Dollar ($100.00) refund if project

is completed and property purchases water from

the Authority

 

 

 

Appendix B

 

Please see the Rules Booklet for more information