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 Operations and Maintenance is a diverse organization whose goal is to serve the citizens of Belmont by providing a safe environment and enhanced quality of life through improvements to and maintenance of public infrastructure. Operations and Maintenance provides a wide range of maintenance services to Belmont's 69 centerline miles of paved surface, 13 sanitary sewer and stormwater pumping stations, 90 miles of sewer lines, and also plays a crucial role in responding to the needs of the public in the aftermath of devastating earthquake, fire and storm events and other general emergencies.
We are committed to providing the residents and visitors of the City of Belmont with world-class infrastructure maintenance delivered in a timely and cost effective manner.