Meter Change Information
Chester Metropolitan District is upgrading the metering software and billing processes to provide more accurate usage data to its customers. Currently our meters only transmit data in 1,000-gallon increments. Once the software upgrade is complete, the residential meters will transmit data in 1-gallon increments. 2-inch and larger meters will transmit data in 10-gallon or 1,000-gallon increments depending on the size of the meter.
It may appear that customers’ bills are increasing, but they are not. Customers will continue to pay only for the water which has passed through the meter. The new bills will reflect actual usage instead of rounded down usage, which means the water portion of your bill may fluctuate from month to month based on the water you use.
The rates themselves are not changing and taxes will not increase because of this process. CMD does not receive tax money.
Current water cost is $8.23 per 1,000 gallons
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Current Billing Structure:
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New Billing Structure
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*This does not include monthly meter base charge.