Utility Rates


What are the City's Utility Rates?

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the average monthly bill for Fruit Heights residents?
A: The breakdown of the monthly bill is as follows: Culinary water: $33.20 (minimum); sewer: $27.00; garbage: $13.90 (for one toter); Green Waste Recycling: $6.50 (the green yard waste toter is optional); storm drain fee: $14.25; Transportation Utility Fee: $7.50; this makes the minimum utility bill $99.35 per month with a Green Waste toter or $92.85 without a Green Waste toter.

Q: How is my Water Rate Calculated each month? 

A: At the end of each month culinary water meters are read and calculated based on usage. The City's water rates are calculated as follows;

Base Fee: $33.20 Fee
0 - 8,000 gallons used
$1.15/1,000 gal
9,000 - 10,000 gallons used
$2.55/1,000 gal
11,000 - 14,000 gallons used
$2.75/1,000 gal
15,000 - 24,000 gallons used
$3.05/1,000 gal
25,000 and above
$3.35/1,000 gal
Residents are responsible to track their monthly water usage. If your water usage appears to be high, it is the responsibility of the resident to contact Fruit Heights City. The city will read the meter again to see if there are any errors or if there appears to be a leak. It is the residents responsibility to repair any leaks in the water line beyond the water meter.

Q: What is the charge for additional garbage toters?

A: The charge for each garbage toter is $10.65 per month. Additional toters must be kept for a minimum of six months. The charge for an additional green waste recycling toter is $6.15, this is an optional service. If you wish to have the green waste recycling toter picked up, the cost is $25.00 to terminate the service.

Q: How do I set up an online account to view and pay my water bill?

Fruit Heights City utilizes paperless billing. This means, if you have an Internet connection, an email address, and a city account number, you can view current and past monthly statements online at Xpress Bill Pay. Once the account is established on Xpress Bill Pay, select the paperless billing option. Those who do not opt out of paper billing or wish to continue receiving paper statements will receive a monthly fee of $1.35 on their bill for the pass-through cost of printing and mailing the bill.

While on Xpress Bill Pay, we encourage you to setup automatic payments using a credit or debit card, or a checking or savings account. A drop box is located at the south end of the City Office parking lot, 910 S. Mountain Road. Payments are due and payable upon receipt of the bill and are received without a late charge on or before the 25th of each month. If the 25th falls on a weekend or a holiday, the payment may still be deposited in the utility drop box.

View step-by-step online payment details.