Sewer Billing is responsible for sewer fees for large industrial customers based upon the volume of wastewater and the pollutants in the customers wastewater. The volumetric rate for residential as well as industrial and commercial customers has been established by City Council based upon the cost to collect and treat the wastewater. The current rate is $2.267 per 1,000 gallons, or $1.696 per 100 cubic feet – CCF (748 gallons).
Sewer volume is based upon the water volume metered by Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division (MLG&W). The MLG&W meter records volume in CCF (hundreds of cubic feet). The minimum charge for sewer fee id $2.50 per month. A maximum charge for residential customers has been set at $35.00 per month for the month of June, July, August and September. All other months a maximum charge for residential customers has been set at $50.00 per month.
Industrial and commercial customers are charges based upon volume and the strength of their wastewater, measured by Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) and Total Suspended Solids (TSS) in the wastewater. The treatment charge for BOD greater than 250 mg/liter is $0.0428 per pound. The treatment charge for TSS greater than 300 mg/liter is $0.0716 per pound.
To contact Sewer Billing call 901-636-6720 or 901-636-7121.