Starting in July, San Francisco customers will pay their water bills once a month instead of on the current bi-monthly schedule, a San Francisco Public Utilities Commission spokesman said.
Charges for water and sewer services will be switched to a monthly billing cycle to allow for easier budgeting and quicker leak detection, SFPUC spokesman Tyrone Jue said.
“By doing a monthly billing cycle (customers) will see if they have a leak a lot sooner,” Jue said. “Within a month you can see if there is a spike in your usage.”
The billing change was announced in the SFPUC’s newsletter this month. The announcement is going out in a paper mailing with bills and is being posted on electronic bills, he said.
The SFPUC delivers about 73 million gallons of water per day to its customers in The City. It also sells water while wholesale deliveries to 28 agencies in Alameda, Santa Clara, and San Mateo counties.