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Rules
  • Garbage containers must not be visible from the street on non-pickup days
  • Containers can be either bags or cans
  • Make sure stickers are clearly visible
  • Recycling can be put out the same day garbage is, just make sure crews can tell what is garbage and what is recycling
  • Watch for changes in pickup days due to holidays
  • Garbage must be out by 7:30 am

Garbage Rates
  • $6.50 per month entitles you to put out one 30-gallon container of garbage per week
  • $12 per month entitles you to put out two 30-gallon containers of garbage per week

Base Rate
A base rate is established for each customer based on monthly peak consumption during the prior year.
  • If the "gallons used" box on your water bill read less than "15" (which is actually 15,000) every month last year, your base rate will not change this year.
  • If your water bill was for "15 gallons used" or more at least three times last year, you will have a new base rate.

A base rate is established for each customer based on monthly peak consumption during the prior year. If the "gallons used" box on your water bill read less than "15" (which is actually 15,000) every month last year, your base rate will not change this year. If your water bill was for "15 gallons used" or more at least three times last year, you will have a new base rate. To determine your new base rate, look at the three largest quantities billed in "gallons used." Refer to the chart above and use the smallest of the three numbers to determine which level will be used as your base rate. For example, if your three largest "gallons used" last year were 19, 59 and 52, your base rate will be $23.90 for water and $27.38 for sewer. If your three largest bills were 50, 59 and 52, your base rate will be $71.70 for water and $75.29 for sewer. Each January, base rates are determined based on the prior year's consumption. Customers can reduce their base rate for next year by conserving water this year.

The base rate applies to the first 1,000 gallons, the following charges apply to each additional 1,000 gallons:
  • Water: $3.47 
  • Sewer
    • Residential: $4.26
    • Commercial: $4.82
    • Industrial: $5.32
  • NOTE - Customers outside City limits add 20% to both base rate
and per thousand gallon rate.

Consumption Category* Water Base Rate Sewer Base Rate
< 15 $11.15 $13.56
15+ $23.90 $27.38
50+ $71.70 $75.29
100+ $119.54 $124.38
200+ $199.19 $234.96
500+ $398.44 $483.35
1000+ $796.91 $966.70
5000+ $1593.78 $1610.72
*Gallons / categories shown in thousands

Contact Us
Tina Rodgers
Utilities Billing
Email

8 E. Washington St.
Athens, OH 45701

Ph: (740) 592-3347

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm