Division of Water and Wastewater Collection

IMPORTANT 2014 INFORMATION FROM THE DIVISION OF WATER

PLEASE NOTE: NEW WATER & SEWER RATES FOR 2014

Effective January 1, 2014, the water rate will increase from $6.11/ccf (100 cubic feet) to $6.24/ccf.  Sewer rates will increase from $4.39/ccf (100 cubic feet) to $4.72/ccf. The Homestead exemption water rate will increase from $3.36/ccf (100 cubic feet) to $3.43/ccf. Homestead exemption sewer rates will increase from $3.30/ccf (100 cubic feet) to $3.54/ccf.

 

HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION

You may qualify for reduced water and sewer rates under the Homestead Exemption. If you are at least 65 years of age or totally disabled, live in the home and have income not more than $35,000 annually. For more information, call the Division of Water at (216) 529-6820. For residents who are already on the Homestead Program, renewal forms are due by April 30, 2014.

 

SUMMER SPRINKLING PROGRAM

The City of Lakewood Division of Water/WWC has adopted a Summer Residential Sprinkling Program for homeowners from July through September of each year. Residential owner-occupied homes of one, two, three and four –family units in good standing, living on the property for the past year qualify for the program. If you participate in the program, the Division of Water/WWC will calculate your average sewer cost based on your usage from January-April. During the months of July, August and September, sewer usage above the average will be attributed to you lawn watering and will result in an adjustment to your bill. The program will not affect or replace the City’s current sewer exempt or sprinkler meters programs. If you signed up for our Summer Sprinkling Program in the past few years, there is no need to sign up again. You will automatically be in the program.  To apply for this program contact the Lakewood Division of Water at (216) 529-6820 or visit our office at 12805 Detroit Ave. All applications must be received by April 30, 2014. 
                       

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Mission Statement

To provide potable water to all residents of the City of Lakewood in supplies adequate to meet the fire protection, domestic and commercial needs of our community. To maintain the free flow of storm and sanitary sewage through the City's wastewater collection system. To accurately meter water used by our customers upon which water and sewer bills are based. To issue accurate billings for this usage in a timely fashion. To collect and properly account for all revenues generated. To minimize the risk to health and property by providing prompt maintenance and repair service. To respond to all customer inquiries and concerns promptly, courteously and professionally.

Water Administration, Metering, Distribution Units:

The City of Lakewood owns and operates its water distribution system, consisting of approximately; 110 miles of water mains, 3,000 main line valves, 1,600 fire hydrants, and 14,400 water meters. The City is responsible for the repair and maintenance of all system components within the public right-of-way. It is the property owner’s responsibility for the repair and maintenance of all distribution system components located on private property.

Wastewater Collection Unit:

The City of Lakewood owns and operates its wastewater collection system, consisting of approximately 166 miles of storm and sanitary sewer mains. The City is responsible for the repair and maintenance of all system components located within the public right-of-way. It is the property owner's responsibility for the repair and maintenance of all collection system components located on private property.