New Castle County has sent out the sewer bills and the first thing you will notice is that they are considerably higher than they were last year. Why? Because New Castle County needs to pay for its inflated government jobs and its very liberal pension plan that we flip the bill for. Oh yeah, they also raised your property tax and will do so again next year. Way to go Chris Coons.
New Castle County calculates your sewer charges based on water usage data provided by your water supplier. Four quarterly readings are compared – usually those from the fourth quarter of 2006 and the first three quarters of 2007. New Castle County uses the two quarters of lowest consumption, adds them together and doubles this sum to create an annual billing consumption.
Now, not all water you use flows into the sewer so how does the county account for this? TJeu said they calculate your usuage from the 2 lowest months so that would leave out the months you are watering your lawn or filling your swimming pool.