utility fees

Utility fees are established to offset the cost of providing and/or improving the service.

mason trash collection and recycling fees

The City of Mason negotiates a municipal contract for waste collection and recycling for residents. Residents benefit from the reduced cost of group rates, from not having to find a trash hauler on their own, from the convenience of not having a separate bill (fees are included in monthly utility bills), and from having access to effective waste removal throughout the city. Mason residents pay considerably less than residents in unincorporated areas without a municipal waste collection contract. Mason negotiated a five year contract with Rumpke, Inc. in 2017. Below are the residential rates and the effective date.

Effective Date May 1 2011 Jan 1 2018 Jan 1 2019 Jan 1 2020 Jan 1 2021 Jan 1 2022
Rate 14.35 $14.78 $15.22 $15.68 $16.15 $16.64

mason stormwater utility fees

For the purposes of this Section 951.05, an equivalent residential unit is hereby defined as the statistical average horizontal impervious area of residential units in the City of Mason.

The following rates shall be charged for the stormwater management systems for each residential dwelling unit or the annual Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) as approved by Council, whichever is greater. For 2017 and later, rates will be effective on January 1 of each year and increase at the rate approved by Council for the annual COLA. Each residential dwelling unit shall be billed a flat fee and rounded to the nearest cent.

Effective Date Jan 1 2017 Jan 1 2018
Rate $4.19 $4.25
Cost of Living Adjustment 1.5%

mason water rates

Since 2006 the City has contracted for water services with Greater Cincinnati Water Works (GCWW) a department of the City of Cincinnati. Please visit Greater Cincinnati Water Works to view the Mason water service charges.

mason sewer rates

sewer rates: residential (single and 2-family dwellings)

The following rates shall be charged for single and two-family dwellings or the annual Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) as approved by Council, whichever is greater. For 2017 and later, rates will be effective on January 1 of each year and increase at the rate approved by Council for the annual COLA. The rates are based upon water used and per family unit as defined in Section 941.07(a). For dwellings without water meters, the charge for sewer service will be based on 5.348 hundred cubic feet (ccf) per month.

Water usage (ccf) Rate/ccf Jan 1 2017 Rate/ccf Jan 1 2018
0-2
(minimum)
$24.97 $25.34
3-13 $4.1965 $4.2594
14-40 $4.5504 $4.6187
41-67 $4.8875 $4.9608
68-133 $5.2583 $5.3372
134-400 $5.7639 $5.8504
401-667 $6.4550 $6.5518
668 & up $6.9941 $7.0990
Cost of Living Adjustment 1.5%

In summer billing periods (bills received in May through November,) water usage that exceeds 125% of average winter usage (billed December through April) will be exempt from sewer fees due to the “summer usage cap.” Average usage when there is no history is 12.04 ccf. (Applies to residential customers only.)

sewer rates: commercial, industrial, institutional establishments, multi-family dwellings, trailer parks

For the purposes of this Section 942.08, a Multi-Family Dwelling is a residential building which is divided into three or more family units.

The following rates shall be charged for commercial, industrial, and institutional establishments and multi-family dwellings and trailer parks or the annual Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) as approved by Council, whichever is greater. For 2017 and later, rates will be effective on January 1 of each year and increase at the rate approved by Council for the annual COLA. The rates are based upon water usage and are for a per establishment basis as calculated in Section 941.07(b).

Water usage (ccf) Rate/ccf Jan 1 2017 Rate/ccf Jan 1 2018
0-2
(minimum)
$23.12 $23.47
3-13 $3.8949 $3.9533
14-40 $4.2046 $4.2677
41-67 $4.5262 $4.5941
68-133 $4.8718 $4.9449
134-400 $5.3481 $5.4283
401-667 $5.9795 $6.0692
668 & up $6.4679 $6.5649
Cost of Living Adjustment 1.5%