Cedar Hills provides and maintains all of the existing sewer lines within the City. Wastewater treatment is provided through the Timpanogos Special Service District (TSSD) in conjunction with all the other communities in the northern portion of Utah County. Currently, sewer services are provided to almost all portions of Cedar Hills, with the exception of a few individual properties located in the south central portion of the City.
New developments install all of their own sewer connections. The City has put a tremendous effort toward installing sewer service to all community residences. The City plans to provide sewer services to all portions of Cedar Hills and will make various improvements in the existing sewer network.
Sewer Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How is my sewer rate set?
A: The sewer base rate is $13.50 plus $3.13 per 1,000 gallons of the average monthly winter water usage, which is 8,000 gallons per month, making the average monthly rate $38.54. The winter water usage rate is figured by subtracting the first meter reading in the spring (usually end of March) from the previous final meter reading in the fall (usually October), and dividing that total by the number of months between readings. Multiply that amount by $3.13. This sum is added to the $13.50 base rate to arrive at the total sewer charge.
- Meter reading in the spring (for example, March): 140
- Previous meter reading in the fall (for example, October): 100
- Difference: 40 gallons
- Number of months between readings: 5
- Average number of gallons used per month: 40 gallons ÷ 5 months = 8 gal/mo.
- Consumption rate: 8 (gal/mo) x $3.13 = $25.04
- Base rate: $13.50
- Sewer Rate: $25.04 + $13.50 = $38.54
Residents who move in after the sewer rates are set in the spring are charged the average sewer rate based on 8,000 gallons until the next spring when their average rate is established.
Q: What does the sewer base rate and consumption rate pay for?
A: The base rate pays Timpanogos Special Service District for its sewer services. The consumption rate pays for the monthly contribution to the sewer flow by each household. The best way to determine the consumption rate is to estimate the average number of gallons of water used during the winter.