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City of Corpus Christi will calculate wastewater charges differently

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Posted at 4:29 PM, Oct 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-29 17:28:59-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The City of Corpus Christi is changing the way residential customers are charged for wastewater. Winter Quarter Averaging (WQA) is a method of calculating wastewater charges based on the average amount of water used at your residence during three consecutive billing cycles over the winter months. Wastewater charges on your bill will be the same each month until a new average is calculated.

Example:
Usage Month Gallons of Water Used
December 3,000
January 5,000
February 4,000

Total Gallons: 12,000 / 3 = 4,000 gal

Your total use will be divided in three, in this case, the average is 4,000 gallons.

Using this example, the minimum charge for wastewater will be for 2,000 gallons at $32.60 and a fee of $6.69 will be charged for every 1,000 additional gallons.

Example:
2,000 gal $32.60
+1,000 gal $ 6.69
+1,000 gal $ 6.69

Total: $45.98

Wastewater Winter Quarter Average only applies to residential customers. The change will be reflected by June 2020 in your monthly city services bill.