March 24, 2008; Letter from the Township Manager on Sewer Rate
» How do Plainfield Township's sewer charges
compare to other communities in the area?(.pdf)
Online Bill Pay Service: Plainfield Residents can pay their
Utility Bills online with a credit card.
Department provides the Plainfield Charter Township offices with all
general accounting functions, including project accounting, budget
administration, and financial reporting. We also are
responsible for reading township water meters, the collection the
water and sewer utility bills, and any water/sewer hookup fees
associated with new construction.
We work closely with all departments of the township to insure
legally required financial standards are met, and that timely,
accurate reporting of township financial activities are available to
the Township Board of Trustees.
Frequently Asked Questions about Water/Sewer Utility Bills:
When is my Water Meter Read?
Meters are read once each quarter, or four times a year. Our meter
readers now use state-of-the-art electronic readers to ensure
Why Is My Bill So High?
Often, when Plainfield residents receive their bills, they wonder why it is so high. Residents are billed once each quarter for water and/or sewage usage. One thing to keep in mind is that the bill reflects usage for the
previous three months. In other words, a bill received in the fall will have summer usage on it. By this time, we find that many residents forget how frequently they may have watered over the summer, and are
occasionally shocked at their bill.
Why Is My Bill So High?- Part 2
One of the biggest sources of high water bills is the use of an irrigation system. An average sprinkler head can use two gallons per minute. If your system has 20 heads, and runs for 20 minutes each day, the result would be 24,000 gallons in a month or 72,000 gallons during a quarterly bill. One thing that you can do to monitor your watering is to take a reading at the start of a water cycle and again at the end. By performing this check, you will know exactly how much water is being used by your system. Based on this information, you can adjust your watering accordingly.
What Effect Does a Slow Leak Have?
A slow drip can add up to 15-20 gallons a day. Your water meter is the best detective for finding sizable leaks in your home. Turn everything off carefully, so no water is being used anywhere in the house. Then check the position of the meter dial for about 15 minutes. If it hasn't moved, you have a relatively watertight home. But if it has moved, start checking hose connections, faucets, and toilets.
To find out how much water you have used in any given period, just subtract the reading used on your last bill from the current meter reading. Read your meter left to right using the numbers in the thousand digits printed on the white background.
Water/Sewer Rates and Charges:
Click here to see the Plainfield Charter
Township Rates and Charges.