Water, Sewer & Trash

Trash Truck

The Town of Paonia sends bills for water/sewer/trash service each month. There will be a $50.00 new account charge added to the first bill covering the initial meter reading and install the owner/renter information in the computer for new accounts. If you receive water directly from the Town of Paonia, and/or are connected to the Town sewer line, and/or have your trash picked up by the Town, you should expect to receive a monthly billing for the appropriate services. The bills are mailed on or before the 5th of every month. The amount due will be for services provided the previous month. The Town of Paonia allows a five (5) day grace period. Bills are due on the 15th of the month (this date is adjusted to the following workday if the 15th falls on a weekend or holiday).  There shall be a charge of twenty five dollars ($25.00) for final Meter readings.  There may be a charge of one hundred dollars ($100.00) for same day shut-off/on for repairs or maintenance, when requested by property owner or agent. Late charges are added as follows:

A $5.00 late charge is added if the bill is not paid by the 6th dayIf the bill is not paid on or before the 20th of the month, shut off notices are printed and sent. This shut off notice will give you an additional five (5) calendar days from the date the notice is printed to pay the bill before the service is shut off. A $100.00 disconnect charge is added if a bill is not paid before shut-off day.

Should your service be shut off for non-payment, you will be required to pay the entire amount due, including the disconnect charge, to get the service turned back on. We look at this as an encouragement to pay the bill as early in the month as possible.

AFTER-HOUR PAYMENTS:

The Town Hall has an afterhours drop box to the left of the main entry doorsPlease do not drop cash payments in the night drop box.  The afterhours box is emptied at 8:00 a.m. each morning.  If you know that you will be unable to pay your bill by the due date, you can come into the office and pay your bill in advance

After hours payments are collected Monday through Friday. If you know that you will be unable to pay your bill by the due date, you can come into the office and pay your bill in advance. Please note the Town accepts cash, personal/business checks & money orders. The Town is now accepting credit and debit cards. NOTE: The credit card processing company charges a 2.5 – 2.8% fee with every transaction.  The Town does not take payments over the telephone.  You can also pay online from the home page of the website.

 

DIRECT PAY INFORMATION

UTILITY RATES

 

WATER RATES:

If you live within the town limits, your water rates are as follows: The basic in-Town water rate shall be thirty two dollars ($32.00) per month for each residential customer service account and forty two dollars ($42.00) per month for each commercial customer service account. Base Charge (does not include any usage) plus . . .

 

In-Town residential water rates.                          

1 to 1000 gallons                          $2.40 per thousand

1,001 to 3000 gallons                    $2.70 per thousand

3,001 to 5000 gallons                    $3.00 per thousand

5,001 to 10,000 gallons                 $3.30 per thousand

10,001 to 15,000 gallons               $3.60 per thousand

15,001 to 20,000 gallons               $3.90 per thousand

20,001 to 30,000 gallons               $4.20 per thousand

30,001 to 40,000 gallons               $4.50 per thousand

40,001 to 50,000 gallons               $8.50 per thousand

50,001 to 75,000 gallons               $10.00 per thousand

75,001 to 100,000 gallons             $11.00 per thousand

100,001 or more gallons                $12.00 per thousand

If you live outside the town limits and you are served directly by the Town of Paonia water line, your rates are as follows: The basic out-of-Town water rate shall be forty two dollars ($42.00) per month for each residential customer service account and fifty-seven dollars ($57.00) per month for each commercial. Base Charge of Commercial (does not include any usage) plus . . .

Out-of-Town residential and Commercial water rates.

1 to 1000 gallons                            $2.40 per thousand                                             

1,001 to 3000 gallons                      $2.70 per thousand

3,001 to 5000 gallons                      $3.00 per thousand

5,001 to 10,000 gallons                   $3.30 per thousand

10,001 to 15,000 gallons                 $3.60 per thousand

15,001 to 20,000 gallons                 $3.90 per thousand

20,001 to 30,000 gallons                 $4.20 per thousand

30,001 to 40,000 gallons                 $4.50 per thousand

40,001 to 50,000 gallons                 $8.50 per thousand

50,001 to 75,000 gallons                 $10.00 per thousand

75,001 to 100,000 gallons               $11.00 per thousand

100,001 or more gallons                 $12.00 per thousand

 

The rates for sewer service per tap are as follows:

  • $38.00 - resident within the town limits
  • $57.00 -  residents outside the town limits
  • $30.00 - Stand by fee

 

 

 

Trash pickup rates are as follows:

  • One (1) 33 gallon can 1 pickup/week $17.00/month
  • Up to three (3) 33 gallon cans 1 pickup/week $23.00/month
  • Up to five (5) 33 gallon cans 1 pickup/week $30.00/month
  • 2 cu yd Dumpster 1 pickup/week $50.00/month
  • 3 cu yd Dumpster 1 pickup/week $60.00/month

Extra cans are $17.00 per pickup.  Some accounts require pickup more than one time per week.  For those accounts, plan on paying the appropriate rate listed above, multiplied by the number of pickups per week. Yard waste is picked up provided it is bundled no more than 18" around or 5 feet in length

 Appliances that contain Freon may be picked up only when emptied and properly tagged that the Freon was removed.

TRASH PICKUP:

Trash is picked up on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday within the town limits. If a trash pickup day falls on a holiday, the trash will be picked up the next pickup day. Please refer to the holiday schedule on page 1 to find out if you will be affected by one of our holidays. All accounts within the town limits are charged for trash pickup. It is highly recommended that you label both your trash cans as well as the lids with your physical address. We recommend using paint pens you can purchase at Dependable Lumber. The Town is not responsible for lost or stolen trash cans. The use of cans larger than 33 gallons is prohibited.

If you live outside the town limits you should contact Robert’s Enterprises @ 527-3602 or Double J Disposal @ 835-8886 to haul your trash or plan to haul it to the North Fork Area Trash Transfer Station @ 835-7999 – 36577 K50 Lane, east of Hotchkiss, CO or the landfill west of Eckert.

The transfer station is primarily a convenience for local area residents to dispose of household/yard waste but will also accept smaller quantities of industrial/business wastes. You may obtain details regarding the landfill at www.deltacounty.com Hours and dates are known to change, Call ahead to confirm the landfills hours.

RECYCLING:

Delta County accepts recycling at the North Fork Area Transfer Station. Glass; cardboard; paper board and paper; and tin, plastic, and aluminum may be recycled there. You may obtain details regarding the landfill at www.deltacounty.com.

Water, Sewer and Garbage