How Do I Calculate My Sewer Bill and View Rates
Keeping cost down is one of the City’s main concerns. The City of Belmont is responsible for the operation, maintenance and improvements of the City’s sewer collection system. The City is committed to providing reliable sewer service at the lowest possible cost while meeting legal requirements, growing State and Federal Clean Water standards, and protecting the environment. Rising costs of meeting regulatory requirements, storm and sewer treatment, repair and replacement of an aging system are necessitating adjustments to the sewer rates. Sewer fund expenditures and revenues must balance while maintaining a high level of service.
Estimating Your Sewer bill
In general, rates will increase approximately 8% in Tax Year 2014/15 and 6.5% in Tax Year 2015/16. the sewer bills are calculated by adding the fixed fee (called a Base Charge) and the volume charge (called a Flow Charge) that will apply to the amount of water you consume.
STEP 1: Find your monthly base charge
The above Combined Rates table highlighted in yellow shows the proposed-Base Charge for each consumer class.
STEP 2: Determine your level of consumption
You can determine this by adding your water consumption as shown on your previous year's water bills from December-March and dividing it by 4. Then multiply this number by 12 to get your annual consumption.
STEP 3: Estimate your annual new sewer bill
To estimate how much your new sewer bill will be, take your annual consumption from Step 2 and multiply by the flow charge listed in the Combined Rates table highlighted in yellow. Add your flow charge to your combined base charge form the table above to get your annual sewer bill.
For additional Sewer Rate information, please visit our Sewer Rates and Updates Page
Tell me about Sewer Charges in Belmont.
The City Council annually adopts sewer rates for the City of Belmont which complies with Proposition 218.
The charge is collected through the property tax roll by San Mateo County and is based on water consumption during the winter period (December through March).
The City has contracted with NBS to assist in the calculation of the annual charge and deal with billing inquiries.
For billing inquiries, contact NBS directly at (800) 676-7516 or the Public Works Department at (650) 595-7425.
The City of Belmont Public Works Department is responsible for keeping Belmont roads and certain rights-of-ways free of overgrown weeds, brush, and debris. The department along with Code Enforcement, enforces the weed and sanitation ordinances that require debris or underbrush on private property, but in public view to be cleared and high grass or weeds be cut. For more information, or to report a public or private property that is in need of weed, brush, or debris control, contact the Public Works Department located at One Twin Pines Lane, between 8am and 5pm Monday through Friday, or call them at (650) 595-7425 .
Recycling and Garbage Pickup
Collection and disposal of regular solid waste, targeted recyclable and organic material for the City of Belmont is provided under contract with Recology of San Mateo County. These services are required for all residential and commercial premises within the City limits. The residential collection hours are 6:00 am - 6:00 pm on weekdays (i.e. Monday through Friday) exclusive of Holidays. For complete and updated information view the Garbage and Recycling page or call Public Works at 650-595-7425 for further assistance.
Traffic Signs and SignalsThe Public Works Department is responsible for installing, programming, maintaining, and repairing all traffic signals and signs within the City of Belmont. This includes setting timers and pavement sensors at intersections to control the flow of traffic and insure safe and swift transport of both vehicles and pedestrians. Additionally, the department marks lanes, crosswalks, and traffic patterns on the road surface. The department regularly checks traffic signs and signals to insure that they are visible and operational. They also keep pavement markings clear and identifiable. For more information, to report a traffic sign, signal, or marking that needs attention, or to make a suggestion to improve traffic control devices, contact the Public Works Department at 650-595-7425.
The Public Works Department is responsible for keeping all City of Belmont streets clean of trash and debris. Street sweeping not only keeps streets cleaner and safer, but it also reduces health hazards by insuring trash doesn't become a harborage for insects and rodents. Sweepers also respond to special needs for immediate sweeping, such as broken glass after an accident or debris after a storm. For more information visit the street sweeping page, or to report an area that needs immediate attention, contact the Public Works Department at 650-595-7425.
Public Works Mission Statement
Dedicated to serving the community of Belmont through stewardship of its environment by effectively improving, operating, and maintaining its infrastructure.
Public Works Values Statement
- Leadership - We promote clear direction and encouragement.
- Professional - We deliver effective services to the community with honest and consistent decision-making.
- Teamwork - We support each other with collaboration and respect.
- Integrity - We are honest, responsible and accountable for our actions.
- Pride - We take pride and satisfaction in our work.
- Respect - We acknowledge and recognize our achievements.