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Online Credit Card Bill Payments

Automatic Bank Draft Payments

Automatic bank draft payments (ACH) is now available for River Rock customers.  Download the ACH Authorization Form at the link below and fill it out, sign it and mail it to:

River Rock County Water & Sewer District
c/o Christine Clarkson
265 North River Rock Drive
Belgrade, MT  59714

Download the Bank Draft Authorization Form

 

Billing & Rate Information                                                                                                  Updated: 9/1/2012

The rates shown below were adopted by the District Board on July 20, 2012 effective September 1, 2012.   The new rate includes a $13.17 per month per account increase for debt service for a revenue bond.  This revenue bond is for the treament plant upgrade project. 

All water and sewer bills are based on water meter readings which are read around the 15th of each month.  Payments are due 21 days after the bills are sent out.  Unpaid balances are charged a 1% monthly interest penalty.  Accounts that are delinquent after 70 days will be subject to a water shut-off.

River Rock Water & Sewer Rates                                                                                    Adopted: 7/20/2012
             
  Water Rates        
    Base Rate Base Volume   Variable Rate  
     $17.00 per month   6,000  gallons per month    $1.60 per 1,000 gallons for metered use that exceeds 6,000 gallons per month   
  Sewer Rates        
             
    Base Rate Base Volume   Variable Rate  
             
   $33.17 per month  0  gallons per month    $1.00 per 1,000 gallons for metered use that exceeds 0 gallons per month   
    Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade Project Financing  
             
  * $13.17 of the base sewer rate per month per account is allocated for the new plant operation and maintenance costs, and debt service for a revenue bond used to partially finance the new wastewater treatment plant upgrade project which began construction in 2012.  The $13.17 increase is broken down as follows:

         $7.29 per month per account is for increased O&M

         $5.88 per month per account is for the annual revenue bond principal & interest payment.

 
 
Non-District Customer Water & Sewer Rates (Landmark & Cobblestone Water Customers)
             
  Water Rates        
             
    Base Rate Base Volume   Variable Rate  
             
   $18.00 per month   6,000  gallons per month     $1.60 per 750 gallons for metered use that exceeds 6,000 gallons per month   
Other Rates & Charges
             
Bulk Water Rates        
    $50.00 connection charge which includes first 10,000 gallons of water used  
    $2.00 per 1,000 gallons after 10,000 gallons of water used  
             
Penalties        
     12.0% penalty charge (1.0% per month)  will be made on all bills unpaid after the due date indicated on bill   
             
Service Calls        
    $50.00 per hour during regular business hours for time spent turning water services on  
             
Shut Offs        
    $50.00 Shut Off & Turn On Fee  
             
Title Requests        
    $25.00 charge for each service transfer request      
             
General Obligation Bond Debt Service for the New Wastewater Treament Plant
             
  The new wastewater treament plant project was primarlily funded by General Obligation (GO) bonds over a 20 year period.  The annual debt service payments for the GO bond will be collected as a property tax levy on property tax bills for River Rock sewer customers.  Landmark and Cobblestone are not connected to the sewer system so these areas are not included in the levy area.  The taxable valuation and mill rate history for the general obligation bond levy is shown in the table below.  
             
 
Taxable Valuation & Mill Rate History
Year Total
Valuation
%
Inc/Dec
Debt
Payment
%
Inc/Dec
Mill
Rate
%
 Inc/Dec
2012 $3,105,188 -- $240,312 -- 77.390 --
2013 $3,130,956 0.83% $263,065 9.47% 84.021 8.57%
2014 $3,158,002 0.86% $262,505 -0.21% 83.124 -1.07%
2015 $2,623,936 -16.91% $261,825 -0.26% 99.783 20.04%
 
             
             

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