We get a lot of questions about the sewer bill. We hope this information will help you understand what it pays for and a little bit about our system that we maintain. It is the City's largest expenditure!
The city operates its own sewer system and is responsible for the gravity and force main sewer lines to approximately 1,200 customers. This includes locates, keeping appropriate flow and odor control on an as needed basis. We currently have 24 lift stations to maintain and a 300,000 gallon per day sewer treatment plant. The sewer system costs the City approximately $1.5 million per year to operate. Dividing such a large number for the sewer system operation by the approximate 1,200 homes, gives you the breakdown of each sewer bill that is listed in the paragraph below.
Our sewer bills are sent out by the 10th of each month, with the last day of the month being the due date. Your total sewer bill will consist of two charges, which are listed on your bill, a base rate of $83.12 and your usage amount, which is $6.37 per 1,000 gallons of water used (this is based off of the prior months water usage). If you do not use at least 500 gallons of water, you will have a third charge, a hydration fee of $11.25. Because a small portion (20%) of the sewer bill is based on water usage, the amount of your bill could vary each month.
City of Lake Lotawana
100 Lake Shore Drive
Lake Lotawana, Missouri, 64086
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