MUNICIPAL UTILITIES

WATER SERVICE

The City of Huron provides and bills for water service. The amount of the bill is based on a flat availability charge (based on meter size) plus a usage charge of $2.60 per 100 cubic feet of water used (effective 1/1/2008), and is billed quarterly (every three months) and is printed on yellow paper. 

YOU MUST APPLY IN PERSON AT THE FINANCE OFFICE FOR WATER AND SEWER SERVICE. 

 

The City of Huron does not bill for sewer charges.  Sewer service and billing is through Erie County 419-627-7640.

 

WATER RATES

Effective January 1, 2008 the following water rates shall be in effect:

For water bills rendered on and after January 1, 2008, a minimum water availability charge by meter size shall be made per quarter to customers:

 

Minimum water availability charge by meter size
(per quarter)

Meter Size
(inches)

Availability Charge
(Residents)

Availability Charge
(Non Residents)

5/8 x 3/4

$49.63

$54.60

3/4

$49.63

$54.60

1

$64.98

$71.47

1 1/2

$100.11

$110.11

2

$133.65

$147.02

3

$200.22

$220.25

4

$266.78

$293.45

6

$400.47

$440.52

8

$508.16

$557.87

10

$635.22

$698.73

12

$762.76

$839.03

This minimum water availability charge does not include any water usage.  For water bills rendered on and after January 1, 2008, the rate for water consumed, in addition to the water availability charge set forth above, shall be two dollars and sixty cents ($2.60) per 100 cubic feet, regardless of meter size. Non-resident water shall be supplied to customers residing outside the City Limits at ten percent (10%) above City rates, except in those areas covered by separate contracts.

 

GARBAGE AND RECYCLING

Garbage, Recycling and Yard Waste services are billed quarterly on the water bill. Two (2) 30-gallon bags or cans of garbage are collected at the curb every Monday. (*Refer to message below from FSI regarding Holiday Schedules) Your garbage and/or recycling bin and/or yard waste must be placed at the curb by 7:00 A.M. on Monday morning.  One green recycling bin is provided at the time you sign up for water service.

The garbage/recycling/yard waste collector is Fultz & Son, Inc. (FSI), based in Clyde, Ohio. Beginning October 1, 2014, fees for garbage, recycling and yard waste collection are as such: The basic charge for garbage (2 bags), refuse, recyclable material, yard waste collection and disposal for each residential owner, tenant or occupant shall be $50.00 per calendar quarter. The basic charge for garbage and refuse collection and disposal for each commercial and industrial establishment shall be $50.00 per calendar quarter. 

Tags for additional bags or cans, as well as, oversized items can be purchased at the City of Huron Finance Department or Cornell's Grocery Store. A tag for an extra bag or can is $2.00. The tag for console TVs, stuffed chairs, recliners, lamps, microwaves, and bed frames (this does not include washers, dryers, refrigerators or stoves) is $4.00. The $6.00 tag will ensure the disposal of couches, kitchenettes, dinette sets and mattresses (this does not include washers, dryers, refrigerators or stoves).

*Message from FSI:  Residents are asked to set thier refuse out the night before their regularly scheduled day or by 6:00am the morning of. Holidays observed by FSI Disposal are New Years Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  If an observed Holiday falls on your normal scheduled day, your trash will be picked-up the next day.

 

YARD WASTE/FOOD SCRAP

As of October 1, 2014 yard waste/food scrap collection service will be a year-round program.

Guidelines:  Curbside collection of yard waste is provided by our garbage collectors once per week (Monday). For purposes of providing yard waste collection services, the definition of yard waste is leaves, grass clippings, brush, dead plants, weeds, garden waste, dead trees or branches, chips and tree trunks that are eight inches or less in diameter, tree trimmings, excluding dirt, sod or construction debris.

From the curbside, the garbage collection agency will collect yard waste placed in 20-35 gallon containers, clearly marked in at least two inches letters, "YARD WASTE." The containers should be constructed of plastic, metal or fiberglass, having handles of adequate strength for lifting. The mouth of a container shall have a diameter greater than or equal to that of the base. Yard waste may also be placed in 15-35 gallons paper biodegradable yard waste bags. These bags are known to be available at most hardware stores and home improvement centers. The weight of each container or bag shall not exceed 60 pounds.

Yard waste collection service is to be provided on the same day as solid waste and recycling collection. Improperly packaged yard waste will not be picked up by the garbage collection agency.

Food Scraps should be placed in an organic container (paper bag, newspaper, cardboard boxes) and placed in the Yard Waste container. *Food Scraps will be collected year-round.

 

For questions about Water, Trash/Recycling/Yard Waste service within the City contact:

Finance Department at 419-433-5000 ext 3

 

Recycling Informtion Sheet

Direct Charge (ACH Debits) Authorization Form

 

For additional questions regarding garbage/recycling/yard waste guidelines or if you need to report a missed pick-up, contact: 

Fultz & Son, Inc
Clyde, OH
Main Number: (800) 680-4285


LEAF PICK-UP PROGRAM

The leaf pick up program was modified from past practices in an effort to provide a more cost effective and efficient service.  The program utilizes our existing yard waste removal service providing all residents a weekly opportunity to dispose of leaves.

Residents must use the appropriate yard waste receptacles for leaf disposal; 20 to 35 gallon trash can receptacles clearly marked as “YARD WASTE” containers.  In place of receptacles, biodegradable yard waste bags may be substituted which can be purchased at most retail outlets.  There is no maximum amount of leaf refuse; however, no receptacle can weigh over 50 pounds.

The city’s refuse hauler, F.S.I., will pick up all packaged leaves as part of the normal weekly collection cycle. 

Residents are reminded that leaves are not to be raked into the roadway.  This is a violation of the City Ordinances, Section 521.10, which reads “No person shall sweep, shovel or pile or cause to be swept, shoveled or piled, any snow, ice, leaves, branches, twigs, brush, grass or other waste upon any of the streets, avenues, alleys, sidewalks or other public ways of the City.  Whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.”


COLUMBIA GAS INFORMATION

Columbia Gas Ohio Pipeline Safety

Columbia Gas Ohio Riser Information

Columbia Gas Ohio Pipeline Safety Card

 

Electric Aggregation Program

On October 12, 2010 Huron City Council passed Resolution 2010-81 which authorized an agreement between the city and First Energy Solutions for a nine (9) year electric aggregation program within the City of Huron.  Previously, the city established the authority to negotiate and procure an electric generation supplier with the passage of a ballot issue in May of 2001. 

Under the terms of the agreement, First Energy Solutions would provide residential and commercial customers a 4% -6% savings on the generation supply associated with the standard residential/commercial rate.  In addition, the city would receive a onetime grant in the amount of $117,000 which city administration recommends be allocated to capital improvement upgrades to public lighting within the city. 

Letters to residential and commerical customers were distributed by First Energy Solutions the week of January 3, 2011  with information and Opt-Out forms.  Contact First Energy Solutions, toll free at 1-866-636-3749 with any questions.