What is Average Winter Consumption (AWC) and how is it calulated?

"Average Winter Months Consumption" is calculated before the first billing cycle in May. An Account must have actual consumption for the months of November, December, January, and February. Of these four months, the month with the highest consumption and the month with the lowest consumption are rejected. The consumption for the remaining two months is then averaged to arrive at the "Average Winter Months Consumption" which will determine the maximum amount charged for sewerage.

Example of Calculation:

Billing Month Service Dates Water Consumption

November 2014 10/29/2014 - 11/29/2014  12,000 gallons

December 2014 11/29/2014 - 12/29/2014  18,000 gallons

January 201512/29/2014 - 01/31/2015  11,000 gallons

February 20151/31/2015 - 2/28/2015  14,000 gallons

In the example above, December is the month with the highest water consumption and January is the month with the lowest usage - these months are not used in the calculations. 12,000 (November consumption) + 14,000 (February consumption) = 26,000 26,000 / 2 = 13,000 gallons "Average Winter Months Consumption"

If an account does not have history to calculate, the AWC set by the city is 6,000 gallons.