Residential Sewer

  • Existing customers:

The sewer usage charge is based on winter water use (October - April). Water used during the winter is the best indicator of sewer usage because no outside watering takes place during the winter months. Water use data is provided by Suez (United Water), which meters water use to most Boise City customers. Usage is calculated in hundreds of cubic feet (CCF).`

Example of fee calculation based on 7ccf winter water use:

2016-2017 Winter Water Use (CCF)  (a)    7.00
Rate per CCF  (b) $ 4.07
a (use) X b (rate) = $28.49
Add Monthly Base Fee   $7.15
Total Monthly Fee $35.64
  • New customers

Winter water use is estimated based on the number of occupants at the service location. Usage is pro-rated to the day so CCF under the usage column of your bill will vary each bill depending on the number of days in the billing cycle.

  • Customers served by a well

Winter water use is estimated based on the number of occupants at the service location. The default occupancy in the absence of customer information is four persons. Usage is pro-rated to the day so CCF under the usage column of your bill will vary each bill depending on the number of days in the billing cycle.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available to customers who are experiencing financial hardship. To see if you qualify for assistance, contact El-Ada Community Action Partnership at 208-345-2820 or 208-322-1242.

  • Existing customers:

Per the Bench Sewer District merger agreement, rates for former Bench customers are gradually merging with Boise rates over a five-year period. The is the third year of that process.

The sewer usage charge is based on winter water use (October - April). Water used during the winter is the best indicator of sewer usage because no outside watering takes place during the winter months. Water use data is provided by Suez (United Water), which meters water use to most Boise City customers. Usage is calculated in hundreds of cubic feet (CCF).`

Example of fee calculation based on 7ccf winter water use:

2016-2017 Winter Water Use (CCF)  (a)    7.00
Rate per CCF  (b)  $3.22
a (use) X b (rate) = $22.54
Add Monthly Base Fee   $7.15
Total Monthly Fee $29.69
  • New customers

Winter water use is estimated based on the number of occupants at the service location. Usage is pro-rated to the day so CCF under the usage column of your bill will vary each bill depending on the number of days in the billing cycle.

  • Customers served by a well

Winter water use is estimated based on the number of occupants at the service location. The default occupancy in the absence of customer information is four persons. Usage is pro-rated to the day so CCF under the usage column of your bill will vary each bill depending on the number of days in the billing cycle.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available to customers who are experiencing financial hardship. To see if you qualify for assistance, contact El-Ada Community Action Partnership at 208-345-2820 or 208-322-1242.

Commercial Sewer

Example of fee calculation with average winter water use of 14.84 ccf for all commercial properties:

2016-2017 Winter Water Use (ccf)  (a)  14.84
Rate per ccf  (b)   $4.07
a (use) X b (rate) = $60.40
Add Base Fee   $7.15
Total Monthly Fee $67.55

Boise City has different rates for customers discharging sewer at different waste strengths.

Waste Strength Ranges Rate/ccf General Customer Category
0 - 200 $ 2.39 Dry Cleaner, Laundromat
200- 400 $ 4.07 Office Building, Barber Shop   
400- 600 $ 5.86 Fast Food Restaurant, Coffee Shop
600 - 800 $ 7.66 Supermarket
800 - 1000 $ 9.44 No Information Available
1000 - 1500 $12.58 Wholesale Bakery, Candy Company

In 2014, Bench Sewer District consolidated operations with the city of Boise. Per the Bench Sewer District merger agreement, rates for former Bench customers are gradually merging with Boise rates over a five-year period. This the third year of that process.

The rate per ccf and the base fee will increase every year of that process until the billing is equal to a city commercial customer in the same waste category.

Example of fee calculation with average winter water use of 14.84 ccf for all commercial properties:

2016-2017 Winter Water Use (ccf)  (a)  14.84
Rate per ccf  (b)   $3.22
a (use) X b (rate) = $47.78
Add Base Fee   $7.15
Total Monthly Fee $54.93

 

Boise City has different rates for customers discharging sewer at different waste strengths.

Waste Strength Ranges Rate/ccf* General Customer Category
0 - 200 $2.29 Dry Cleaner, Laundromat
200- 400 $3.32 Office Building, Barber Shop   
400- 600 $4.49 Fast Food Restaurant, Coffee Shop
600 - 800 $5.68 Supermarket
800 - 1000 $6.77 No Information Available
1000 - 1500 $8.76 Wholesale Bakery, Candy Company

 *The sewer rate for former Bench Sewer District customers is lower than the rate for Boise City commercial customers because the merger agreement signed in 2014 designated the rates to gradually rise over a five-year period until the rates are equal to a city commercial customer in the same waste category.