Sewer Billing Options - Volume vs. Winter Average

Residential Sewer billing is based upon water usage.  As a general rule, every gallon of water that is used goes down the drain into the sewer.  The City recognizes that some uses of water (example: washing cars or watering your lawn) do not go down the drain and it is not appropriate for sewer to be charged for these uses.  This is why the City of Belton offers two sewer billing options to our residential customers.

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Volume Method:

With this method, the amount billed for sewer use is the actual number of water gallons used.


Winter Average Method:

With this method, the amount billed for sewer use each month is the average of the actual number of gallons used during the winter months of December, January, and February. Customers that select this method are billed the same amount each month for sewer, regardless of how much or how little water is used. The winter average is recalculated annually on May 1st.

The winter average method is typically beneficial for customers that use more water during the summer months than they do during the winter months. For example, they do a lot of outside watering or they fill a swimming pool.


Change your Sewer Billing Method:




In Person

Step 1.Download and complete the Sewer Billing Option form


Step 2.Bring the completed form to City Hall

506 Main St. Belton, MO 64012

Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.