Example 1:

Example Assumptions

 BOD Average = 614 mg/L SS Average = 111 mg/L COD Average = 1200 mg/L WW Average = 0.0116 Million Gallons per Month (MGM)

Step 1: Calculate the ratio of COD to BOD to determine which Surcharge Formula applies.

• 1200 divided by 614 equals 1.95.

This ratio is less than 2.25, so we know that the following formula should apply:

S = V x 8.34 [A (BOD-200) + B (SS-200)]

Where:

 S = Surcharge in dollars that will appear on the customer's monthly bills. V = Wastewater billed in millions of gallons during the billing period. 8.34 = Pounds per gallon of water A = Unit charge in dollars per pound of BOD in excess of 200 mg/L, currently \$0.5043 per lb. If measured BOD is less than 200, the rate does not apply. BOD = Biochemical Oxygen Demand in milligrams per liter (mg/l). 200 = Normal BOD and normal SS in mg/l. B = Unit charge in dollars per pound of SS in excess of 200 mg/L, currently \$0.1087 per lb. If measure SS is less than 200, the rate does not apply. SS = Total Suspended Solids in milligrams per liter (mg/l).

Step 2: Calculate the Surcharge.

• S = V x 8.34 [A (BOD - 200) + B (SS - 200)]
• S = 0.0116 x 8.34 x {[0.5043 x (614 - 200)] + [0.1087 x (111 - 200)]}
• S = 0.0116 x 8.34 x {[0.5043 x 414] + [*0]}
• S = 0.0116 x 8.34 x 208.78
• S = \$20.20/month

*There are no SS charges because the SS was below the 200 mg/L surcharge limit.

Example 2:

Example Assumptions

 BOD Average = 614 mg/L SS Average = 799 mg/L COD Average = 1860 mg/L WW Average = 0.0934 Million Gallons per Month (MGM)

Step 1: Calculate the ratio of COD to BOD to determine which Surcharge Formula applies.

• 1860 divided by 614 equals 3.03.

This ratio is greater than 2.25, so we know that the following formula should apply:

S = V x 8.34 [C (COD - 450) + B (SS - 200)]

Where:

 S = Surcharge in dollars that will appear on the customer's monthly bills. V = Wastewater billed in millions of gallons during the billing period. 8.34 = Pounds per gallon of water C = Unit charge in dollars per pound of COD in excess of 450 mg/L, currently \$0.2242 per lb. If the COD is less than 450 mg/L, the rate does not apply. COD = Chemical Oxygen Demand in milligrams per liter (mg/l) 450 = Normal COD in milligrams per liter (mg/l). B = Unit charge in dollars per pound of SS in excess of 200 mg/L, currently \$0.1087 per lb. If measure SS is less than 200, the rate does not apply. SS = Total Suspended Solids in milligrams per liter (mg/l). 200 = Normal BOD and normal SS in mg/l.

Step 2: Calculate the Surcharge.

• S = V x 8.34 [C (COD - 450) + B (SS - 200)]
• S = 0.0934 x 8.34 x {[0.2242 x (1860 - 450)] + [0.1087 x (799 - 200]}
• S = 0.0934 x 8.34 x {[0.2242 x 1410] + [[0.1087 x 599]}
• S = 0.0934 x 8.34 x [316.12 + 65.11]
• S = 0.0934 x 8.34 x 381.23
• S = \$296.96/month

Optional: You can verify the results using the Surcharge Calculator