provided to The Santiva Chronicle
The Island Water Association suspended water service bills for a 90-day period after Hurricane Ian in recognition of the damages and recovery efforts on Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Base charges, including the meter reading fee and demand charges, were also waived for the suspended billing period.
IWA will resume service billing the week of Dec. 26 with members receiving their first water service bill in January 2023. This bill will include base charges for the billing month (none for the 90-day grace period) and charges for water consumed during the 90-day grace period plus the current month.
All metered water consumption during the 90-day suspension will be charged at IWA’s lowest tier rate of $3.30 per 1,000 gallons. The Board of Directors approved this temporary exception to IWA’s increasing tiered rate structure to provide relief for accidental water usage due to storm damage. Water service charges and billing will resume to normal tiered usage rates after the January billing.