What are surcharges?

In 1995, Arlington's City Council enacted a New Customer Capital Surcharge for new connections with occupancy between June 15, 1995 and February 15, 1999. This means if your home was built during this period of time you will see the surcharges on your bill. The surcharges were given an expiration date of ten years from the time the home was first occupied. Surcharges are as followed:

  • Water Surcharge: $5.44
  • Sewer Surcharge: $5.76
  • Surcharge Total: $11.20

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1. What will it cost me to connect to water and/or sewer?
2. What are surcharges?
3. Can you shut off my water?
4. How much are your water and sewer connection fees?
5. What do I have to do to connect to city water and sewer utilities?
6. Can you turn on my water?
7. Can I pay half of my bill now and half next month?
8. Why is my first bill so high?
9. How can I figure out how many gallons I used, since my bill is in cubic feet?
10. I am leaving town for a few months, do I have to keep paying the minimum?
11. Who do I call if I discover a problem with my water or sewer service?