Water/Sewer customers are required to fill out an application for water/sewer service. With that application, a photo ID is required
A renter is considered as such if they do not own both the property and structure. There is a $150 deposit required at the time of connection. The deposit is fully refundable as long as the utilities are paid in full. The deposit will not be refunded until a final bill has been issued. Once the final bill is determined, the town has the right to deduct all charges owed from the deposit and refund the remaining amount. Landlords are sent penalty notices in addition to the tenant. This advises the landlord of the tenants standing with the town, as the landlord could be held liable for sewer service left unpaid. All unpaid accounts will be summoned to small claims court.
There is no deposit for persons owning both the land and structure. However the town will file a lein against the property for all unpaid sewer balances.
All bills are mailed out on the last working day of each month.
Meter dates are from the middle of the month to the middle of month (Ex: Jan. 15 to Feb. 15). These dates may vary a day or two each month.
All Bills are due by the 15th of each month unless the 15th falls on a holiday or a weekend then you have the next business day to pay. Any bills paid after the due date will have penalty added. Bills are subject to disconnection if not paid by the 29th of each month.
The current rate, inside corporate limits is: 0 to 2000 gallons: $15.80
After the 2000 gallon minimum, the rate is charged per 100 gallons: $00.79
The current rate for outside corporate limits is: 0 to 2000 gallons: $16.60
After the 2000 gallon minimum, the rate is charged per 100 gallons: $00.83
The current rate whether inside or outside corporate limits is 0-2000 gallons: $34.80
After the 2000 gallon minimum, the rate is charged per 100 gallons: $1.16
*Tax is charged on water only as sewer is a provided service.
All water is metered. Sewer is charged based on the water reading. Meter readings are done approximately the 15th of each month. It will be a rare occasion in which a reading will be estimated. The Town does have a laptop which auto reads each meter when the laptop is in close proximity; therefore customers will not see any evidence of lid removal. The autoread system flags meters with leaks. Those leak notifications are passed on to the customer. The customer needs to try to find the leak as soon as possible to avoid a high bill. The Town does not adjust water bills for leaks.
Paytrust Solutions site (www.paytrustsolutions.com) provides an online service which our customers can use. Click online payment now, choose a state (Indiana), choose a Jurisdiction (Owensville), and lastly choose a transaction type (water & sewer).
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