What is the sprinkler credit?

The credit recognizes that small individually-metered residential customers (including only single-family or duplexes) typically have a single service with a single meter for measuring water use. The City of Auburn gives a sprinkler credit since the water used for lawn sprinkling does not get discharged to the sewage system. The summer (June, July and August) sewer bill is computed based on water consumption readings from the nonsprinkling season (average of the previous January, February and March). This adjustment is applicable to all single-family dwelling residential units on individual meters whether they are conventional site-built housing or manufactured housing.

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1. How can citizens help keep our local waterways clean and safe?
2. How can residents and businesses support the city’s storm water control efforts?
3. What is the sprinkler credit?
4. What do I do if I need a sewer or water inspection?