Trumbull Water Pollution Control Authority (WPCA) is in the process of changing sewer usage billing from charges based on averaging to charges for actual consumption. This change will affect residents who receive sewer usage bills. Currently charges are based on actual consumption for the two winter quarters and then an average of those winter quarters are used for the two summer quarters. Under those guidelines no summer consumption was used for billings. With the elimination of the averaging method, all four quarters will be based on actual consumption. Residents who receive sewer usage bills will be billed for actual consumption and residents with irrigation systems or swimming pools will be charged for water used for their irrigation systems and pools.
The WPCA has kept the residents informed of the changes through discussions at monthly and special WPCA meetings, at a public informational hearing that was held on October 13, 2011 at Frenchtown School and by putting notices on the October/November/December quarterly bill, the Town webpage and Channel 17.
A second public informational meeting is scheduled for February 13, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at Madison Middle School and changes to the sewer usage billing policies and procedures will be discussed. A representative from Aquarion Water Company will be present to answer and addresses any questions about having a separate meter installed for irrigation systems.
A public hearing regarding the changes to the WPCA billing policies and procedures will be scheduled for February 22, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Council Chambers and will place prior to the start of the WPCA’s regularly scheduled meeting.
Please contact the Chairman of the Trumbull Water Pollution Control Authority at the offices of the WPCA at 203-452-5048 for further information.
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