Water Supply Cost
The water supply costs in Jamestown are relatively low compared to other communities who must process their water significantly before being able to use it. The cost of cleaning every drop of water that you use before returning it to the natural environment is significantly more. Your sewer charges are based upon the measurement of every drop of water that goes through your water meter.
The BPU cost of supplying water includes the following:
- Adding a small amount of chlorine for disinfection and fluoride for tooth decay prevention
- Digging the wells
- Distribution of the water (mains and meters)
- Pumping the water
Watch Your Water Usage
It makes sense then that you should carefully watch your water usage, to lessen your sewer charges as well. Every drop of water that you waste, you must also pay sewer charges for. If you have a leaking faucet, a silent "running" toilet, or the outside hose is left running you will pay not only water charges for that waste, but you will also pay sewer charges for water that wasn't even dirtied.