What rate do I pay?
Residential sewer bills are based
upon water meter information from January – March of the prior year.
In the event water meter information is not available for a customer for the
specified winter months, the customer is billed the median amount. Currently
the median sewer bill is $ 86.73 per quarter. Additionally, the Missouri
Department of Natural Resources has a fee of 5¢
per household, per month.
are the residential rates established?
There are three components to RCPSD
rate structure. The first is the base fee. The base fee is $57.15 per
quarter. The base fee is used largely to pay off the $25 million in bond
debt over the next 20 years. The variable fee is $2.32 per 1,000 gallons of
water that is used. This represents the districts direct cost to treat the
wastewater. It costs the district $2.32 for each 1,000 gallons of wastewater
that is processed. The third component is a charge of 15¢ by the Missouri
Department of Natural Resources (MoDNR).
Example: Let us assume you used 18,000 gallons of water over a three-month
Variable Fee Calculation
18,000 gallons / 1,000 gallons = 18.0
18.0 x $2.32 = $41.76 =
$57.15 per quarter = Base fee
15¢ (MoDNR Fee)
$41.76 Variable Fee + $57.15 Base Fee + 15¢ MoDNR = $99.06 Total Bill
What are the different ways I can pay?
There are several ways you can pay
your sewer bill:
- Customers can pay their bill online by clicking here or the "Click Here To Pay Your Bill Online" button at the left of the page.
- Customers can pay in person at district offices at 4133 W. Outer Road,
Arnold between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except
Phone - Customers can pay their bill over the phone
by an electronic funds transfer. A fee of $1.00 is charged for payments
that are made over the phone.
- Customers may pay their bill by bank draft. To establish a bank draft, a
copy of a voided check would be provided that shows the required routing and
bank account information.
- Customers may also use the 24-hour drop box located at the base of the front
door of the districts administration office at 4133 W. Outer Road, Arnold.
Can I Pay
Monthly payment of a quarterly bill will be accepted provided the monthly
payment (equal to 1/3 of the quarterly bill) is paid by the 15th
of each month of the quarter. Customers must use caution in using this
option. The district will not send a bill monthly nor will a reminder be
sent to the customer.
and when am I billed?
- Sewer bills are
sent out quarterly- January 1st, April 1st, July 1st,
and October 1st.
Bill Due Date -
of each quarterly bill are due by the 15th of the month.
Accordingly, the January 1 bill is due by January 15th, the April
1 bill is due April 15, etc.
Late Charge -
Quarterly bills that are not paid by the end of the month in which the
bills were issued (that is by January 31st , April 30th
, etc.) become delinquent. A ten percent (10%) delinquency charge is made
against all delinquent bills. The delinquency charge is made against the
entire principal amount due and will appear on the next quarterly bill.
All payments will be credited to late fees
and other charges prior to basic service fees regardless of
was my water service or sewer service disconnected?
Bills that are more than three months in arrears are subject to water or
service disconnection for non-payment of sewer bill. Restoration of service
and reconnection will take place only after all past due amounts, including
the late charges, are paid in full.
entire cost of reconnection must be paid in full prior to restoration of
service. Each public water district charges the district a
disconnection/reconnection fee of $100.00. That fee is collected from the
customer prior to authorizing restoration of water service.
event a lateral has been dug up and capped by the district, all fees must be
paid in full prior to being authorized to reconnect to the sewer system.
The district will charge the customer its cost to dig up and cap the
lateral. It will be customer’s responsible to pay a plumber or drainlayer
to reconnect the lateral to the sewer system.
do I get a lien released?
In addition to
disconnecting water or sewer, the district may file a lien against the
property for the total amount due. All costs to record and release the lien
are charged against the customer’s account. The entire balance due must be
paid in full prior to the release of the lien.
important to have your lien cleared prior to the sale of the property or
refinancing of the mortgage.
are commercial customers billed?
Commercial customers are billed at
$24.05 for a minimum of 16,000 gallons of water and $4.26 per 1,000 gallons
exceeding the first 16,000 gallons of water.
Still have questions?
Staff at RCPSD is available to help
you Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. at 636-464-3305. For
emergencies after hours, please call 314-889-1904.