Understanding Your Bill
Below is an example of a typical residential bill.
- Your account number.
- The address where water service was provided.
- The service period is the length of time you are being billed for water service.
- The meter’s current reading at the end of this service period. If an “E” appears after this number, the meter reading was estimated.
- The meter’s previous reading at the end of the last service period.
- Units of water usage during this billing cycle (1 unit = 748 gallons). Calculated by subtracting (5) Previous Reading from the (4) Current Reading.
- The amount due for water usage and the only revenue kept by Leavenworth Waterworks. See Fees & Rates for the current water prices.
- The City’s charge for sewer and refuse (trash collection). These funds are transferred twice a month to the City of Leavenworth.
- The sewer charge is based on the average water usage for three months (January, February, March) and is used as the monthly charge for the next 12-month sewer billing cycle beginning July 1st of each year. All new customers receive a sewer charge based on 7 units of water.
- The monthly refuse charge, also set by the City of Leavenworth, is the same amount for every household.
- The amount charged for the State Water Plan. We transfer all fee and tax revenues to the state of Kansas as directed.
- The date this bill was prepared.
- The date your current bill is due. This date does not replace any earlier due dates for previous balances.
- The total amount due on your account, including both current and previous balances.
- The mailing address.