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Terms of Service and Rate Schedule

Terms of Service

  • Customer will comply with all rules and regulations of the Green Area Water & Sanitary Authority and accept water and/or sewer services subject to all terms and charges.  Customer will not hold the Authority liable for delays in furnishing water and/or sewer.
  • Customer agrees to pay a service deposit based on water meter size.  This deposit will be applied to customer's final bill upon termination of service.
  • If two applicants are responsible for the water and/or sewer account, the service deposit will remain on the account as long as either party remains responsible for billing.
  • A $25 nonrefundable activation fee will be added to the first billing.
  • If backflow prevention is required, the property owner must place and test the required device(s) at his or her own expense.
  • Meters are read on the 10th of every month.  Billing statements for the applicable service period are sent out by the 25th of the month, and payment is due by the 15th of the next month.  If customer fails to timely pay the balance due, a $5.00 late fee will be added to the customer's account.
  • After two consecutive months of nonpayment, a 10-day warning letter of termination will be sent.  If customer has not paid the past due balance or made payment arrangements by the date shown on the warning letter, a shut-off doorhanger notice will be issued to the customer, and a $20 fee will be assessed.  Upon issuance of the doorhanger, the customer must pay the past due balance and the $20 fee within 3 days to avoid shut-off.  Upon shut-off of water service, a  minimum $25 reconnect fee will be assessed on the account.  To restore water service, the entire balance due, including any assessed fees, must be paid by cash or credit card.
  • A $25 fee will be assessed for any check payment returned for nonsufficient funds.  The returned check amount plus the $25 fee must be paid in cash or by credit card to avoid shut-off of water service.  If service is shut off, an additional $25 reconnect fee will be assessed and the entire account balance must be paid to restore water service.
  • If a customer's account is turned over to a collection agency for delinquency, the collection agency will assess a fee equal to 40% of the balance turned over. 
  • The customer is responsible for all water and/or sewer charges until the Authority is notified of the date of service termination.  Upon termination of service, a new mailing address will be required for final billing.
  • If customer relinquishes or loses ownership of the property (i.e. foreclosure) the minimum base rate will be the responsibility of the customer as long as customer is shown as owner of record according to the County Assessor or until notified by lienholder.
  • For Landlords:  Landlords/owners are responsible for water and/or sewer charges from the day the renter terminates service with the Authority, and will inform the Authority if the water is to be left on.  While the property is vacant, the landlord/owner will be billed monthly at the base rate plus consumption.
GAWSA Statement with charts


Payment Methods and Service Rates

We accept cash, checks, e-check payments, auto bankdraft, money orders, all debit/credit cards except American Express.             


This Schedule of Rates and Fees does not constitute any form of legally-binding contract between Green Area Water & Sanitary Authority (GAWSA) and its customers, nor does it ensure that the rates and fees shown herein will necessarily be those in effect at the time you wish to enact business with GAWSA.                               

Schedule of Water Rates.pdfSchedule of Sewer Rates.pdf
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