How Your Monthly Bill is Determined

The Current Charges Section of Your Bill Will List Some of These.


Your bill will vary every month. The costs and charges are based on household usage to the specific areas. 


Electric Base

- Readiness to serve charge. This base charge funds the maintenance of electrical infrastructure. 

Electric Usage

- Electrical usage is billed based upon kilowatts used. Kilowatts are determined by monthly meter readings. 
  • Residential customers are billed at a residential rate
  • A variety of rates for commercial customers are available based on the customers needs. 

Water Base

- Readiness to serve charge. This base charge funds the maintenance of water infrastructure. 

Water Usage

- Water usage is billed per thousand gallons based on monthly meter reads. 


Sewer Base

- Readiness to serve charge. This base charge funds the maintenance of sewer infrastructure. 

Sewer Usage

- Sewer usage is based upon the water meter reading. Like water usage, it is billed per thousand gallons.

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Power Cost Adjustment

 - A variable month to month cost based on your kilowatt usage. The cost is determined based on our power supply cost from MSCPA (Michigan South Central Power Agency). For more detailed information please refer to our Rules, Rates, & Regulations

Energy Optimization

 - This charge is applied to residential, secondary, primary, and unmetered lighting customers to recover all costs associated with the CBPU's Energy Optimization Plan.
 

Telecom Services

 - This charges are based on the customers choices for telecom service. 
  • Cable
  • Internet
For more information on Telecom rates and services click here.

Garbage

Electric Tax

Late Fees