As we notified residents on the last few utility bills, Winter Water Averaging (Sewer Averaging) began on November 12, 2021 and will run through February 12, 2022. The Fern Bluff MUD calculates your sewer bill (wastewater) based on the amount of water you use during three consecutive winter billing cycles. Winter sewer averaging occurs between mid-November and mid-February, which are your December, January and February water bills. Since water use during these months is generally only indoor use and not outside irrigation, it’s a good measure of the volume flowing into the sewer system. We recommend you turn off/greatly reduce your irrigation system during the averaging period.

You may lower your sewer costs for the upcoming year by conserving water during these billing periods. The MUD recommends: turn off irrigation systems, fix leaking faucets and toilets and check/repair pool auto-fills. Should the weather be abnormally dry, irrigating occasionally and lightly will protect your plants during the dormant season.

Save money all year by conserving water during the winter months.

Remember the dates: November 12, 2021 to February 12, 2022