TO DETERMINE WATER CHARGES
Several factors are used to determine applicable water rates to be applied to water usage. These factors include (1) the location of the water using property (2) the Water User Class (type of property) and (3) Single Family Equivalents (SFE's) assigned to that property. (1) Location:
(2) Water User Class:
(3) Single Family Equivalents Schedule (Town Code Section 12-4-10)
IN-TOWN RATESOUT-OF-TOWN RATESWATER SYSTEM MAINTENANCE FEE
PAYMENT DUE DATE
Water bills are due and payable on the last day of the billing month.
TEMPORARY DISCONTINUANCE: An owner may request a temporary discontinuance of water service. The charge is $50.00 per each SFE. There is no charge for restoration of service from such discontinuance. A written request for discontinued service along with the fee must be paid in advance of the temporary disconnect. To determine disconnect fees for your property, email water billing or call (970) 453-3190.
METER FAILURE: Should the water meter fail to read water usage, the charge will be estimated by using the average of the 2 most recent months when the meter operated properly. DELINQUENT PAYMENT CHARGES: A charge of 1 1/2 % per month on delinquent balances from the due date.
Customers may dispute a water bill or notice of termination of water service for non-payment, or notice of termination at any time but must be received at least 5 days prior to the date of termination. Disputes can be submitted by email or in writing to the Town of Breckenridge, Finance Director, P.O. Box 168, Breckenridge, CO 80424.
DISCONTINUANCE OF SERVICE
Prior to termination of water service for non-payment of water charges, the Town mails the owner a notice of termination at least 3 days after the payment due date shown on the bill. Without receipt of payment or notice of a billing dispute by the date on the notice of termination, the Town will discontinue water service.
Unpaid water charges constitue a lien upon the real property benefited by the water service. As such, the lien takes priority over all other liens except the lien of the general ad valorum tax (property tax).
CERTIFICATION TO COUNTY TREASURER
Unpaid water charges may be certified to the Summit County Treasurer, to be placed upon the ad valorum tax rolls for the current year.
Free viewers are required for some of the attached documents.
They can be downloaded by clicking on the icons below.
©2013 Town of Breckenridge. All Rights Reserved. Website Created by Vision Internet