Billing information

Summer Sewage Rates
During the summer months (June through September), the City of Lafayette recognizes that our residential customers use their water for outside activities, such as watering lawns and gardens. We reduce the amount of sewage charged to our residents for these watering purposes. Summer sewage Dates 2015.

Determining Summer Rates

The summer sewage rate is determined by the average amount of water used during the previous winter months of December, January, February and March. If you did not live at your current address during those winter months, you will be charged the sewer charges for 1/2 of metered water since no average can be determined.

Summer Rate Billing Cycles
These rates will be in effect from your July billing (June usage) through your October billing (September usage). At that time your rates will return to normal. For more information, see the Summer Sewage Rates Start and End Dates (PDF).

Avoiding a High Water Bill
To avoid a high water bill, first check to make certain that you don't have leaks. Even a leaky toilet can cause thousands of gallons of usage in a month. Next, be aware of how often you use water. It is surprising how much water can be used in taking those long showers and by washing a small amount of clothes. If you would like information regarding water conservation and how to check for leaks, please contact the Utility Billing Office. You can also read some helpful tips on on our Water Conservation Tips page.

Correct Meter Readings
Water meters are like any other mechanical device, and they break down over a period of time. When water meters age, they become less accurate. Therefore, an older meter will give you a certain amount of water for free.

Meter Reading System
The City of Lafayette has chosen to use the Sensus Technologies Touchread Meter System. These meters are guaranteed to be accurate for 15 years. You can rest assured that you will not be overcharged for your water usage.

More Information
If you have any questions, see Municipal Code 6.05.100. You can also call us at 765-807-1100 or email the Utilities department.