Commercial rates apply to commercial buildings and landscapes.
Example Monthly Water Bill
Below is a general breakdown of an commercial customer water bill. For more information on the TDS surcharge, download our TDS surcharge letter.
Drinking Water Rates
Drinking water is the water that flows into your commercial site/landscape for usage (potable water). Commercial addresses will be subject to commercial size water meter service charges. If the commercial building has been built within the Cherokee Metro District, the building water meter size is on file. If this is a new building, please fill out the developer paperwork.
Drinking Water Base Service Charge
Drinking Water Usage and Irrigation Rates (1 Unit = 748 Gallons of Water)
Sewer Water Collection Rates
Sewer water is the water that flows out from the commercial property after usage (non-potable water). Each commercial building either contains or doesn’t contain a lift station.
Sewer Water Collection Rate (1 Unit = 748 Gallons of Water)
Street Light Charge
The Cherokee Metro District maintains the street lights within the district’s boundaries. Each commercial entity contributes to street light maintenance through a monthly fee.
Parks Fee Charge
The Cherokee Metro District maintains parks and open spaces within the district’s boundaries. Each commercial entity contributes to park maintenance through a monthly fee.
Late Payment Fee
If there is an unpaid balance for two consecutive months, a late charge will be automatically applied to the account the day following the due date.
Other Payment Fees
Technician Trip Fee
If the technician arrives at the commercial site to terminate service and the customer calls in to make a payment while the technician is there, payment can be made by phone, but a $50.00 trip fee will be added to the customer’s account.
If water services have been disconnected, the customer must pay the outstanding services bill prior to water services being turned back on. When the customer pays the outstanding bill balance, a reconnection fee will also be applied to the account.