The City-Parish bills two Service Fees each month to
customers within East Baton Rouge Parish. The Sewer User Fee is billed
to all commercial and residential customers connected to the sewer system and
the Solid Waste User Fee is billed to all residential customers in the Parish
(excluding residents incorporated by the City of Baker or City of Zachary).
The Sewer User Fee has been in effect since July 1985, and is
governed by City-Parish Ordinance 12647. This fee
is determined by your average water consumption. For new residential customers,
the Sewer User Fee is based on the average water consumption of 11.5 CCF or
8,600 gallons. Adjustments are made after three full months of water consumption is
available. A credit is issued to customers with water consumption below
the average and the monthly Sewer User Fee is adjusted.
The Solid Waste Fee has been in effect
since January 1991, and is governed by City-Parish
Ordinance 15591. This fee helps to defray the expenses of curbside collection and
disposal of garbage, trash, and/or recyclable materials. Residences are billed a flat fee
each month. Some multi-family units are billed as individual units for curbside pick-up or
for garbage bin service. One responsible party may be billed for bin service at the option
of the owner.
For your convenience, if you are a customer of Baton Rouge Water Company, Parish
Water Company, City of Baker or City of Zachary, your bills (sewer/solid waste and water) will be combined on one bill form.
Payment for both can be made with one check and returned in the envelope provided.
Garbage, trash, and recyclables should be at curbside for pick-up between 5:00 a.m.
and 8:00 p.m. on your scheduled days. As part of the new automated
service, all garbage carts are assigned a permanent address. These carts cannot
be removed from the assigned address. If you do not have a garbage cart at
your new address, please call 311 or 389-3090 to request a cart (excluding
residents incorporated by the City of Baker or City of Zachary). An additional
cart may be purchased for $60.00.
Please contact us at 389-5378 for all billing inquiries or
to request a review of your account.