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The Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA) approved an increase of 3.0 percent for 2018 water rates on an interim refundable basis, effective Jan. 8, 2018. The interim rate increase will remain refundable to customers until a final determination on AWWU’s rates are made by the RCA. The interim and refundable rates for typical residential and commercial service are reflected below. For additional information please call AWWU Customer Service at 564-2700 or e-mail customerservice@awwu.biz.

  • Residential Single Family charge is $51.45 monthly, including a $37.65 Usage Charge, a $13.54 Customer Charge, and a $0.26 Regulatory Cost Charge*.  This non-metered rate applies to all single family dwellings. Metered Residential Multi-Family and Commercial customers are billed a metered rate of $5.23 per 1,000 gallons of water, in addition to a Customer Charge of $13.54, a meter charge, and a Regulatory Cost Charge*.  Multi-family dwellings are those with three or more units. 

Wastewater Rates

The Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA) approved an increase of 2.5 percent for 2018 wastewater rates on an interim refundable basis, effective Jan. 8, 2018. The interim rate increase will remain refundable to customers until a final determination on AWWU’s rates are made by the RCA. The interim and refundable rates for typical residential and commercial service are reflected below. For additional information please call AWWU Customer Service at 564-2700 or e-mail customerservice@awwu.biz.

  • Residential Single Family charge is $45.92 monthly, including a $36.97 Usage Charge, $8.73 Customer Charge, and $0.22 Regulatory Cost Charge*. This non-metered rate applies to all single family dwellings.  Metered Residential Multi-Family dwellings are billed, based on water consumption, a usage rate of $5.78 per 1,000 gallons of water, in addition to a Customer Charge of $8.73. 
  • Metered Commercial customers are billed, based on water consumption, a usage rate, from $5.08 up to $7.88 per 1,000 gallons of water, depending on the concentration or strength of the wastewater, as well as a Customer Charge of $8.73.

* Included in your monthly bill is a mandatory 0.495% Regulatory Cost Charge.  For a Residential single family water bill, this equals $0.26, and for a Residential single family wastewater bill, this equals $0.22.  This surcharge is applied to all regulated customer billings and pays the Utility's portion of the budget for the RCA.

Billing

Water and Wastewater Services are billed in arrears, and payments are due monthly. The due date for payment is 20 calendar days from the billing date shown on your statement.

  • For additional information concerning the policies associated with Billing and Late Payment Fees and Finance Charges see AWU and ASU Utility Tariff’s 5.4 .
  • If you do not receive a monthly bill, contact our Customer Service Division at (907) 564-2700. Failure to receive a bill does not relieve you of the obligation to pay. Also, it does not prevent service from being discontinued for non-payment.

Deposits

  • A Meter deposit is required on all seasonal/hydrant and tanker meters to cover loss and damage.
    • Current AWU Tariff Rule 15.5 Temporary Construction Service
    • Current ASU Tariff Rule 13.1 Rate Schedule Fees and Special Charges Non-Recurring
  • Service Deposits of two times the estimated average monthly bill may be required at the time of application, or later, for those whose payment record is not satisfactory. Service Deposits are refunded when service is discontinued or when a satisfactory payment history has been established.
    • Current AWU Tariff Rule 5.1 Establishment of Credit

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