My property is not connected to the public sanitary sewer system, why am I assessed a sewer use fee?
In accordance with City of Missoula Ordinance No. 2644, Section 13.08.050-
The City is obligated to maintain your property’s portion of the main and treatment plant whether the property has made a physical connection or not. It costs the same amount to maintain the main and treatment plant for each property, whether its buildings are connected or not. Not only does every citizen directly benefit from the installation and existence of a municipal public sanitary sewer, but it would not be practical to install a municipal sanitary sewer system for only those who chose to tap into it and exclude those who had not yet actually tapped into it. In the early 1980’s, the Montana Public Service Commission unanimously ruled in favor of the City of Missoula being able to assess sanitary sewer use fees against unconnected properties that have water service or a well connecting to a building and thus are capable of producing sewage and are adjacent to or abutting the municipal sewer lateral line, but are not yet connected to the sewage system

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1. How do I start/stop my sewer services?
2. Are new sewer accounts pro-rated?
3. When is my sewer utility payment due?
4. What is the Administrative Charge on my sewer bill?
5. Can I request my sewer bill for a specific date or cycle?
6. How often am I billed for sewer?
7. Why are sewer use fees assessed? Who pays for it?
8. My property is not connected to the public sanitary sewer system, why am I assessed a sewer use fee?
9. My property is vacant, are sewer use fees still assessed?
10. I thought I was already paying for sewer services through my SID?
11. Where do I pay my sewer bill?
12. Does the City have a service that will automatically charge my credit card each month for payment on my utility account?
13. What happens if my account goes past due?
14. Can my account be transferred if I move from one home to another within the City?