September 2, 2015

James City County water bills

A few home owners may be shocked when they receive their next quarterly water bills, especially if they do not have a submeter for their lawn irrigation water.

As of July 1, 2015, Hampton Roads's former first tier cost of $2.85/thousand gallons decreased to $2.47/thousand gallons. But the next tier of usage jumps from $3.45 to $4.93 per thousand gallons.

Then there is a big hit if you exceed a limit: $11.59 per thousand gallons in tier three. That should discourage homeowners from defying the county irrigation schedule of three times weekly. 

But they do not seem to be enforcing their regs in many neighborhoods.