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Rate and Fee Schedule - Ocean Sands

Southern Outer Banks Water System  
Ocean Sands Sections  D - Y and Crown Point (OSWSD)
Rate and Fee Schedule (last updated July 1, 2016)  
Water Charges          
Base rate:  
per month
Consumption: up to 2,500 gallons
per 1000 gallons
    up to 5,000 gallons
per 1000 gallons
    up to 10,000 gallons
per 1000 gallons
    up to 15,000 gallons
per 1000 gallons
    up to 20,000 gallons
per 1000 gallons
    over 20,000 gallons
per 1000 gallons
Total water charge based on rate block for total consumption.  
Example: If 25,000 gallons used, cost is $8.50/1000 for all gallons used.  
Sewer Charge: Equal to 1.5 times water charge  
$7.95 per month minimum base rate  
Commercial master meter accounts charged at the above rates per unit served.  
Hotels and motels: Four rooms equal one commercial master meter billing unit.  
Tap-On Fee $450.00;  Impact Fee $2000.00;  Total Fee $2450.00  
Renter deposit $ 150.00   
High-risk deposit (owner or renter)   200.00  *
Fire hydrant meter deposit 2,500.00
* or three months' billing of previous usage, whichever is greater  
Charges and Other Fees        
Open/reopen/transfer account   $ 25.00   
Special request meter reading     25.00   
Reread meter - our reading correct   25.00   
Reread meter - our reading incorrect   No Charge  
Reconnection fee (after cutoff for nonpayment)    
  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.     50.00   
Returned check fee       25.00  
Meter tampering fee       75.00  
Turn on/off fee, per occurrence        
  Normal working hours     25.00  
  After normal working hours   N/A  
Meter testing fee          
  If meter accurate     50.00  
  If more than 2.5% inaccurate   No Charge  
Pipe pressure/leakage test     150.00  
Pipe pressure/leakage retest     150.00  
Fire hydrant meter setup fee     50.00  
Meter accessibility charge      35.00  
Parts and Labor        
All replacement parts charged at cost plus 20%.    
Labor charges:
per man per hour
Ditch Witch:    
per hour
per hour
Repairs requiring contracted labor charged at invoice plus 20%.