New combined bill
Starting next month, Marion County customers who receive water, sewer and natural gas services from Citizens will get one combined bill each month instead of two. (Most water bills already include the sewer service charge.) Overall, 205,000 Marion County customers will see a newly combined bill, Considine said.
Citizens Water, which provides service in Marion County and parts of adjacent counties, has 306,000 customers. The other utilities provide service within Marion County for 226,000 sewer customers and 263,000 gas customers.
Citizens plans to include an insert explaining combined billing with September water and gas bills. It also will notify customers of any changes to their billing dates. In general, they will be based on the current date for gas bills.