Peoria property owners have the option of appealing their sewer rates, which took effect July 1 and will remain in effect until June 30.
Every year, the city calculates a new sewer rate for customers based on the average water consumption for the months of December, January and February. If a customer’s water usage for the three-month period was not typical — due to filling a pool, a leak or winter landscaping — the customer may submit a sewer fee appeal by contacting 623-773-7160, or completing the form at www.peoriaaz.gov/customerservice.
Appeals must be received by Oct. 31 and are not valid for previous years, city officials said.
City officials also said Tuesday that Peoria’s Customer Service Division receives many calls this time of year due to higher-than-normal water use.
“The city urges residents to use water wisely but, most importantly, check landscape irrigation systems for leaks,” officials stated in a release. “Faulty sprinkler heads, overwatering and broken pipes can be the culprits for high water bills.”
For a complete list of conservation tips and other places around the house to look for leaks, visit conserve.peoriaaz.gov or call 623-773-7286.