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Updated on 5/19/2010

City of Washington Utilities

All Rates Effective October 1, 2009

There shall be applied an additional five percent (5%) rate equalization adjustment to all electric rate schedules for customers being served by the Washington municipal electric utility that are outside the Corporate limits of the City of Washington.

RESIDENTIAL SERVICE (RS)

Availability
Available for single phase residential services, including residential lighting, residential space heating, household appliances, refrigeration, and cooking appliances, water heating, and small motors not exceeding five (5) horsepower for the largest motor, without prior approval from the Utility.

Character of Service
Alternating current, sixty Hertz, single phase at a voltage of approximately 120/240 volts three-wire.

Rate*

RESIDENTIAL SERVICE (RS) (PER UNIT)
 
 
INSIDE RATE
OUTSIDE RATE
per KWH
per KWH
 
For the first 500 KWH
$0.09152
$0.09610
For the next 1000 KWH
 $0.08162
&$0.08570
For all above 1500 KWH
$0.07510
$0.07886
 
 
Customer Charge per meter per month
$3.96
$4.16
 

Minimum Charge
The minimum monthly charge shall be the Customer Charge.

* Subject to the provisions of Appendices A and B.

 

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COMMERCIAL SERVICE (CS)

Availability
Available through one meter to any customer for light and /or power purposes whose maximum load requirements do not exceed 100 kilowatts and where the customer is located on the Utility's distribution lines suitable for supplying the service requested.

Character of Service
Alternating current, sixty Hertz, at a standard single phase and/or polyphase voltage supplied by Utility in the locality for which the service is requested.

Rate*

COMMERCIAL SERVICE (CS)(PER UNIT)
 
 
INSIDE RATE
OUTSIDE RATE
per KWH
per KWH
Energy Charge:
For the first 1000 KWH
$0.09094
$0.09549
For the next 4000 KWH
$0.08636
$0.09068
For all KWH above 5000 KWH
$0.08124
$0.08530
Customer Charge per meter per month
$6.07
$6.37
 

Minimum Charge
The minimum monthly charge shall be the Customer Charge.

Special Terms and Conditions
A customer which has equipment installed having intermittent or violently fluctuating characteristics such as welders, cranes, etc. and which has combined input capacity in excess of 50 KVA, service will be permitted under this rate schedule, provided, however, that such service will be provided only through a separate transformer bank and with separate metering, and billed separately.

* Subject to the provisions of Appendices A and B.

 

GENERAL SERVICE (GS)

Availability
Availability. Available through 1 meter to any customer having a maximum load requirement of 100 kilowatts or more. Applicant must be located adjacent to the utility's distribution line that is adequate and suitable for supplying the service requested.

Character of Service
Alternating current having a frequency of 60 Hertz, a standard single- phase and/or poly-phase voltage supplied by utility in the locality for which the service is required, and furnished at a voltage which is standard with the utility in the area served.

Rate*

GENERAL SERVICE (GS) (PER UNIT)
 
 
INSIDE RATE
OUTSIDE RATE
per KWH
per KWH
Energy Charge:
First 200 hours use of Billing Maximum Load
$0.05172
$0.05431
Over 200 hours use of Billing Maximum Load
$0.03840
$0.04032
 
 
Maximum Load Charge (Monthly)
$12.32
$12.94
Each kilowatt of Billing Maximum Load

Minimum Charge
The minimum monthly charge shall be the Maximum Load Charge.

Measurement of Billing Maximum Load and Energy
Billing maximum load shall be measured by suitable instruments, and in any month, the billing maximum load shall be the average number of kilowatts in the 15-minute interval during which the energy metered is greater than in any other 15-minute interval in such month. For the purpose of billing, the Billing Maximum Load shall be the greater of the maximum load for the month or 100 kilowatts.

Energy shall be measured by suitable integrating instruments.

Metering Adjustment
If service is metered at a voltage greater than 480 volts, the billing maximum load and energy measurements shall be reduced by two (2%) to convert such measurements to the equivalent of metering at the Utilitys secondary voltage.

*Subject to the provisions of Appendices A and B.

Special Terms and Conditions
A customer which has equipment installed having intermittent or violently fluctuating characteristics such as welders, cranes, etc. and which has combined input capacity in excess of 50 KVA, service will be permitted under this rate schedule, provided, however, that such service will be provided only through a separate transformer bank and with separate metering, and billed separately.

 

LARGE POWER SERVICE (LP)

Availability
Available to any customer for large electric power service. Customer shall contract for a specified capacity of not less than 1,000 kilowatts and must be located adjacent to an electric distribution line of Utility that is adequate and suitable for supplying the service required

Character of Service
Alternating current having a frequency of sixty Hertz, and furnished at a voltage which is standard with the Utility in the area served..

Rate*

LARGE POWER SERVICE (LP) (PER UNIT)
 
 
INSIDE RATE
OUTSIDE RATE
per KWH
per KWH
Energy Charge:
(In addition to the Maximum Load Charge)
$0.036365
$0.03818
 
 
Maximum Load Charge (Monthly)
$16.10
$16.91
Each kilowatt of Billing Maximum Load

Minimum Charge
The minimum monthly charge shall be the Maximum Load Charge.

Measurement of Billing Maximum Load and Energy
Maximum load shall be measured by suitable instruments, and in any month, the maximum load shall be the average number of kilowatts in the 15-minute interval during which the energy metered is greater than in any other 15-minute interval in such month. For the purpose of billing, the Billing Maximum Load shall be the greater of the maximum load for the month or 1,000 kilowatts.
Energy will be measured by suitable integrating instruments

*Subject to the provisions of Appendices A and B.

Special Terms and Conditions
A customer which has equipment installed having intermittent or violently fluctuating characteristics such as welders, cranes, etc. and which has combined input capacity in excess of 50 KVA, service will be permitted under this rate schedule, provided, however, that such service will be provided only through a separate transformer bank and with separate metering, and billed separately.

MUNICIPAL SERVICE (MS)

Availability
Available for any light and/or power purpose of a metered municipal customer.

Character of Service
Alternating current, sixty Hertz, at a standard single phase and/or polyphase voltage supplied by Utility in the locality for which the service is requested.

Rate*

MUNICIPAL SERVICE (MS) (PER UNIT)
 
 
INSIDE RATE
OUTSIDE RATE
per KWH
per KWH
 
Energy Charge:
$0.06851
$0.07194
 
 
Customer Charge per meter per month
$16.88
$17.72
 

Minimum Charge
The minimum monthly charge shall be the Customer Charge.

*Subject to the provisions of Appendices A and B.

MUNICIPAL WATER SERVICE (MWS)

Availability
Available for any metered light and/or power purpose for the City of Washington Water Utility.

Character of Service
Alternating current, sixty Hertz, at any standard distribution voltage supplied by Utility and available in the area to be served.

Rate*

MUNICIPAL WATER SERVICE (MWS)(PER UNIT)
 
 
INSIDE RATE
OUTSIDE RATE
per KWH
per KWH
 
Energy Charge:
$0.06937
$0.07284
 
 
Customer Charge per meter per month
$16.88
$17.72
 

Minimum Charge
The minimum monthly charge shall be the Customer Charge.

*Subject to the provisions of Appendices A and B.

OUTDOOR LIGHTING SERVICE (OL)

Availability
Available only for continuous year-round service for outdoor lighting to any customer located adjacent to an electric distribution line of Utility that is adequate and suitable for supplying the service requested.

Character of Service
Outdoor Lighting Service using lamps available under this rate schedule.

Rate*

OUTDOOR LIGHTING SERVICE (OL) (PER UNIT)
 
Type of Lamp Rate per Lamp per Month
INSIDE RATE
OUTSIDE RATE
175 watt MV/HPS/MH
$8.14
$8.55
250 watt MV/HPS/MH
$8.82
$9.26
400 watt MV/HPS/MH
$12.15
$12.76
1000 watt MV/HPS/MH
$23.29
$24.45
150 watt MV/HPS/MH
$6.77
$7.11
250 watt MV/HPS/MH
$8.97
$9.42
400 watt MV/HPS/MH
$12.20
$12.81
100 watt HPS
$8.14
$8.55

 

Hours of Lighting
All lamps shall burn approximately one-half hour after sunset until approximately one-half hour before sunrise each day in the year, approximately 4000 hours per annum.

Ownership of System
All facilities installed by Utility for service hereunder including fixtures, controls, poles, transformers, secondary lines, lamps and other equipment shall be owned and maintained by the Utility. All service and necessary maintenance will be performed only during regularly scheduled working hours of the Utility. Non-operative lamps will normally be restored to service within two working days after notification by customer.

When customer requests that a lamp be mounted on customers building or pole, customer shall waive any claim for damages caused by such installation and/or removal of secondary lamp support

*Subject to the provisions of appendices of A and B.

Additional Facilities

This rate schedule is based on lighting fixtures which can be installed on an existing distribution type wood pole or other supporting devise and served from existing secondary facilities, with not more than one span of secondary. If additional facilities are required to furnish service, the Utility will install, operate and maintain such facilities. The labor, materials and overhead cost of installation of such additional facilities and maintenance expense thereof shall be at the customers expense.

MUNICIPAL STREET LIGHTING SERVICE (MSL)

Availability
Available for street lighting service within the corporate limits of the City of Washington, Indiana and in the Town of Montgomery, Indiana.

Character of Service
Municipal Street Lighting Service using lamps available under this schedule.

Rate*

MUNICIPAL STREET LIGHTING SERVICE (MSL) (PER UNIT)
 
Type of Lamp Rate per Lamp per Month
INSIDE RATE
OUTSIDE RATE
100 watt HPS
$8.78
$9.22
175 watt MV/HPS/MH
$8.78
$9.22
250 watt MV/HPS/MH
$9.83
$10.32
150 watt MV/HPS/MH (wood pole)
$7.17
$7.53
150 watt MV/HPS/MH (metal pole)
$10.56
$11.09
250 watt MV/HPS/MH (metal pole)
$11.75
$12.34
 

Facilities
All facilities necessary for the service hereunder, including all poles, fixtures, street lighting circuits, transformers, lamps, and other necessary facilities will be furnished and maintained by the Utility.

Hours of Lighting
All lamps shall burn approximately one-half hour after sunset until approximately one-half hour before sunrise each day in the year, approximately 4000 hours per annum.

*Subject to the provisions of Appendices A and B.

TRAFFIC SIGNAL SERVICE (TL)

Availability
For service to the traffic signal system belonging to the City of Washington, the State of Indiana, or any other agency legally authorized to own, operate, and maintain a traffic signal system in conjunction with the regulation of traffic at controlled intersections of public streets or highways.

Character of Service
Alternating current, signal phase, sixty Hertz, at approximately 120 volts 2-wire, or 120/240 volts 3-wire.

Rate*

MUNICIPAL STREET LIGHTING SERVICE (MSL) (PER UNIT)
 
Type per month per signal
INSIDE RATE
OUTSIDE RATE
Traffic Signal
$6.98
$7.33
Flasher Light
$2.08
$2.184

*Subject to the provisions of Appendices A and B.

WATER RATES & CHARGES

Rates Effective November 14, 2012

For the use of and the service rendered by the waterworks of the city of Washington, Indiana, the following rates and charges, based upon the use of water supplied by said waterworks system during each monthly billing period.

Meter Rates per month Per 100 Cubic Feet
For the first 1,000 cubic feet $5.28
For the next 9,000 cubic feet $4.66
For the next 20,000 cubic feet $3.36
For the next 70,000 cubic feet $2.04
All over 100,000 cubic feet $1.32

Minimum Charge
Each user shall pay a minimum charge in accordance with the size of meter installed, for which the user will be entitled to the quantity of water set in the metered schedule of rates.

Meter Size Minimum Cubic Feet Allowed Charge per Month


1/2 - 5/8 inch meter 500 $26.40
3/4 inch meter 966 $51.00
1 inch meter 1,500 $76.10
1 1/2 inch meter 1.850 $92.41
2 inch meter 3,765 $181.65
3 inch meter 8,717 $412.41
4 inch meter 20,540 $826.34
6 inch meter 55,130 $1,656.85

Sales for Resale (Daviess County Rural Water)
Water supplied for resale shall be billed in accordance with the above schedule of metered rates per month.

Rural Fire Protection Surcharge
For each customer located outside the corporate limits of the City of Washington and within 1,000 feet of a hydrant:

Per Customer - per month $9.94

Fire Protection Service
Public Safety Fee $2.66
Private hydrants $1123.11 per year

Private fire protection (automatic sprinkler system)

Size of Connection Per Month
2 inch $82.66
4 inch $165.16
6 inch $247.73
8 inch $330.33
10 inch $412.86

Tapping Fees
Each user, at the time he is connected with the waterworks system shall pay a charge to cover the cost of tapping the main, furnishing and laying service pipe, corporation and stop cocks, service and meter box and installing the meter.

The charge for 5/8 inch meter tap shall be $550.00.

The charge for a meter larger than 5/8 inch shall be the actual costs, including materials, equipment and labor, but not less that the charge for a 5/8 inch meter.

Temporary Users
Water furnished to temporary users, such as contractors, circuses, etc., shall be charged on the basis of the above quantity rates as estimated by the waterworks superintendent.

Railroads
Water supplied for railroad use may be charged for on such terms as shall be fixed by contract approved by the Board of Works and the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission.

Reconnection Fee
After any water service is discontinued to any property served by the water utility for any reason, whether at the request of the consumer or because of failure to pay sewer or water bills, there shall be imposed a fee of Fifty ($50.00) Dollars for turning on the water service.

Charge for Returned Checks
The City Utilities Department is authorized to collect an additional charge of Twenty ($20.00) Dollars for each check returned to the Department from its depository bank on account of insufficient funds, no account, or stopped payment. The Department is further authorized to add the charges to the billing of the customer who delivers the check to the Department.

 

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APPENDIX A
RATE ADJUSTMENTS

The Rate Adjustments shall be on the basis of a Purchase Power Cost Adjustment Tracking Factor occasioned solely by changes in the cost of purchased power and energy, in accordance with the Order of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, approved on December 13, 1989 in Cause No. 36835-S3 as follows:

Rate Adjustments applicable to the below listed Rate Schedules are as follows:

 

Effective:
April, May, June 2017

Residential - Rate RS
$0.016378 per KWH

Commercial - Rate CS
$0.015921 per KWH

General Power - Rate GA
$4.196329 per KW

General Power - Rate GA
$(0.000768) per KWH

Large Power - Rate LP
$4.634272 per KW

Large Power - Rate LP
$(0.000494) per KWH

Municipal - Rate MS
$0.017258 per KWH

Municipal Water - Rate MWS
$0.015693 per KWH

 

 

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APPENDIX B
NON-RECURRING CHARGES

Reconnect Fee Light $50.00 /After Hours $100.00
Reconnect Fee Water $50.00 /After Hours $100.00
Temporary Service Fee $50.00
Tap On Fee Water 5/8" - $550.00
Tap On Fee Water Others at Cost
Tap On Fee Wastewater Residential - $200.00
Tap on Fee for Wastewater at Cost
Pole Setting Light $50.00
Meter Test Light $25.00
Meter Test Water $25.00
Bad Check Fee All Utilities $20.00
Penalty for Late Payment Light 10% of Total
Penalty for Late Payment Water 10% of Total
Penalty for Late Payment Wastewater 10% of Total
Penalty for Late Payment Stormwater 10% of Total
Penalty for Late Payment Trash 10% of Total
Customer Deposits Light - 1st Meter $100.00
Customer Deposits Light - additional Meters $100.00
Customer Deposits Light - Commercial $150.00
Customer Deposits Water - Residential $100.00
Customer Deposits Water - Commercial $150.00
Service Call (non-emergency) - $25.00 / Job Cost

Meter Deposits are doubled if customer has poor payment history with WMU
Landlord deposits $25.00
Landlord deposits with poor standing $100.00

 

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SEWAGE RATES & CHARGES

SCHEDULE OF PRESENT RATES AND CHARGES
 
Monthly Flow Rate, Per 100 Cubic Feet
Per 100 cubic feet of usage per month
$4.89
Monthly Base Charge, Per Meter Size
5/8 - 3/4 inch meter      
$16.28
1 inch meter
$23.62
1 1/2 inch meter      
$39.87
2 inch meter      
$60.39
3 inch meter      
$124.08
4 inch meter      
$207.34
6 inch meter      
$457.16
Un-metered Users
Single family residence (656 cubic feet)      
$48.33
     
Street Department      
$3521.40
     
Additional dwelling unit      
$5.32

 

 

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