Utilities


If you have questions concerning utility billing, services or rates, contact kchornuk@ephrata.org


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UTILITY RATES


Residential water is billed a basic charge of $52.65 per month. Water usage is billed at $0.85 per thousand gallons. Residential sewer is billed at a flat $42.90 per month. Water meters are read every other month, March through November. You will be billed for water usage in addition to your basic bill on each of the read months. Commercial sewer rates vary according to winter water usage. The amount billed includes a utility tax of 20% calculated on the gross operating income of the water and sewer utilities.


GARBAGE PICK UP INFORMATION


Please make sure all garbage is bagged and securely tied before placing in garbage receptacle. If your garbage totter lid is up more than 3-4" on pickup day, you will be charged $2.80 for extra garbage. Extra bags, boxes or cans will be picked up for $2.80 each if placed near your can on pickup day. Larger items may be picked up at an additional cost. Please call utility billing at the number above to arrange this. The amount billed includes a utility tax of 20% calculated on the gross operating income of the garbage utilities. 


IRRIGATION SYSTEM


All irrigation systems (including lawn sprinkler systems) MUST be tested annually by a certified backflow tester BEFORE turning on. A list of certified backflow testers are available to downloads with the link below. Call 754-2009 of you have any questions.


WATER/SEWER EMERGENCY


In the event of a water or sewer service emergency occurring outside business hours or during the weekend, please call MACC dispatch at (509) 762-1160. MACC will contact the appropriate city personnel to help.
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FORMS4 documents

  • 2019 CCR
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  • Application for Utilities Auto Bill Pay.pdf
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  • Request for Garbage Suspension (fillable).pdf
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  • Landlord Tenant Change of Address.pdf
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GARBAGE PICK UP INFORMATION6 documents

  • Monday 1x a Month
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  • Monday 1st/3rd pick up
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SEWER CONSTRUCTION NOTICES1 document

  • Sewer Collection Project PR1
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    Project begins 7-26-21

UTILITY BILL ASSISTANCE3 documents

  • Past Due Utility Letter of Resources 7.13.21
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  • Utility Relief Application Checklist
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  • Utility Relief Application
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