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Paonia Water, Sewer & Garbage

The Town of Paonia sends bills for water/sewer/trash service each month. There will be a $35.00 service 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 has no 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). Late charges are added as follows:

A $5.00 late charge is added if the bill is not paid within 5 days following the due date. If 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 $50.00 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 building does not have a slot for after-hour payments. However, First Colorado National Bank (the white brick building on the southeast corner of Grand Avenue and 2nd Street) has an envelope slot for after-hour deposits that can be used to pay your Town of Paonia bill after hours. The bank deposit box is emptied at 8:00 a.m. each morning. Please seal your payment in an envelope and label it clearly for the TOWN OF PAONIA.

Payments are collected from the bank 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 or money orders. The Town does not accept credit or debit cards at this time.

UTILITY RATES

If you live within the town limits your water rates are as follows:

Base Charge of $27.55 (does not include any usage) plus . . .

  • 0-10,000 gallons $1.80 per thousand
  • 10,001 to 20,000 gallons $2.05 per thousand
  • 20,001 to 30,000 gallons $3.60 per thousand
  • 30,001 to 100,000 gallons $4.60 per thousand
  • 100,001 or more gallons $5.60 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:

Base Charge of $35.70 (does not include any usage) plus . . .

  • 0-10,000 gallons $1.80 per thousand
  • 10,001 to 20,000 gallons $2.05 per thousand
  • 20,001 to 30,000 gallons $3.60 per thousand
  • 30,001 to 100,000 gallons $4.60 per thousand
  • 100,001 or more gallons $5.60 per thousand

The rates for sewer service per tap are as follows: (effective June 1, 2017)

  • $34.00 – residents within the town limits
  • $53.00 – residents outside the town limits
  • $68.00 – restaurants, beauty shops, or other businesses
  • $25.00 – standby

Trash pickup rates are as follows:

  • One (1) 33 gallon can 1 pickup/week $16.00/month
  • Up to three (3) 33 gallon cans 1 pickup/week $19.00/month
  • Up to five (5) 33 gallon cans 1 pickup/week $26.00/month
  • 2 cu yd Dumpster 1 pickup/week $34.00/month
  • 3 cu yd Dumpster 1 pickup/week $36.00/month

Single trash can rate requires a signed agreement. Extra cans are $4.00 per pickup. If you use more than 4 cans per week, you might want to consider purchasing a dumpster. Information is available upon request at the Town Hall. 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. Additional items may be picked up at an additional charge.

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.

Electronics such as microwaves and televisions will be picked up for an additional charge of $50.00 per item. Appliances that contain Freon may be picked up only when emptied and properly tagged that the Freon was removed.

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.

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