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 Public works Department is responsible for a diverse range of services for the public from the construction and maintenance of sewers, storm drains and roads; implementation and oversight of capital improvement projects, permitted work within the public right-of-way; traffic engineering and maintenance; managing the city's fleet of vehicles and equipment; and environmental protection efforts.
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.