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Residents - Utilities


Water and Other Utility Service Information

New residents may establish accounts at the Town Hall for water, sewer, stormwater, and solid waste services. The customer must provide a deposit (refundable upon termination of service after all outstanding amounts have been paid) the amount of which is calculated as follows:

Sewer Deposit: $50 per toilet

Water Deposit: Last three months’ usage
Solid Waste: Two months’ service
Water rates are $4.28 per thousand gallons, with a monthly minimum charge of $19.93. Sewer service is provided for a monthly fee as follows:


Residential Users:

Sewage charges shall be based upon water usage (excluding water usage through meters used exclusively for irrigation) at a rate of $6.11 per thousand gallons. In addition, there shall be a monthly base charge of $16.08 per living unit regardless of usage

Non-residential users:

Sewage charges shall be based upon water usage (excluding water usage through meters used exclusively for irrigation) at a rate of $6.11 per thousand gallons. In addition, there shall be a monthly base charge regardless of usage depending upon the size of the water meter as follows:

Water Meter Size Monthly Base Charge

1"                 $ 66.94

1.5"              $ 133.86

2"                 $214.20

3"                 $401.56

Stormwater fees for single family residences are $5.00 per month.Solid waste pickup is provided for monthly charges of $21.50, $18.75, and $15.75 for single family homes, rental apartments, and condominiums, respectively.  Commercial charges are based on number and size of container and frequency of pick-up.
 

1996 Safe Drinking Water Act

The Town of Bay Harbor Islands Water Department is required, as part of the 1996 Safe Drinking Water Act, to provide information to the consumer regarding the quality of water delivered.

The Town purchases 100% of its water from Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Authority (WASA).  The Town receives this water through a 30" transmission line that comes from North Miami across the Causeway and along Kane Concourse.  The main then continues east to serve Bal Harbour, Indian Creek and Surfside.  The Town has inter connections at each roadway that feeds the Town's water distribution system.

The water supplied by WASA and the Town does not contain lead.  However, some homes in the Town have tested with higher than acceptable levels of lead.  If you are concerned about elevated levels in your home, you may wish to flush the tap for 30 to 60 seconds before using the water.  This process is only necessary if the water has stood motionless in the tap for 6 hours or more.

To view the Water Quality Report from WASA please click here .  This report provides all necessary information regarding the quality of your water.  Additionally, to view a brochure provided by Town Hall regarding Lead and Copper Testing, and ways to minimize exposure to lead, click here.

General questions about water safety should be directed to the numbers provided on the WASA brochure.  Specific questions about Bay Harbor Islands Water Department should be directed to the Town Hall at 305-866-6241.

Click here for information on garbage and recycling pick-up.  .