Sewer Fees

How is my Sewer Bill calculated?

Sewer charges are calculated based on the total amount of water consumed at a location, as most water must be treated after use. (Even water in swimming pools is required to be drained and treated through a sewer system and should never go directly into a storm drain which leads to creeks and rivers without treatment.)

Sewer charges include a base rate of $9.37, plus a volume charge for water consumption of $3.55 per ccf. The term "ccf" represents 100 cubic feet of water and is how water usage is calculated (one ccf is equal to 748 gallons).

To determine your sewer fee,
multiply the amount of water used by $3.55 (usage rate), and then add $9.37 (base rate).
if water used is 15 ccf, multiply 15 x $3.55 = $53.25, then add $9.37 = $62.62 sewer charge

For all other information regarding your MLGW bill, call MLGW at (901) 544-6549.

Aerial view of Arlington Wastewater Treatment Plant, showing buildings and ponds surrounded by trees