Paying Your Bill:
All bills are due and payable by due date set forth on each bill. If payment is not received 10 days after the due date, a 5% penalty will be added. A delinquent notice is sent out with a final due date and shut off date. Any accounts not paid by the final due date are subject to a Non-Payment Fee of $25.00 and disconnection of services.
Options for payment:
You may pay your bill in person at our 300 E Main St. office during normal business hours, or for your convenience we have a 24 hour deposit box located at the drive thru window. Please do not put cash in our deposit box. Mt. Sterling Water & Sewer System is not responsible for any cash in the deposit box.
You may mail your payment and remittance slip to: Mt. Sterling Water & Sewer System, PO Box 392, Mt. Sterling, KY 40353. You should place payment in the mail in a timely manner so that Mt. Sterling Water & Sewer receives payment by due dates. Mt. Sterling Water & Sewer System is not responsible for mail delivery time.
For your convenience, you may also pay your bill online. There is a step by step instruction sheet to assist with setting up your account at the office or online. Paying online allows you to review account balances and pay 24 hours a day 7 days a week from anywhere that you have internet access.
You may set your account up on Automated Clearing House (ACH). If you choose to do so, your current balance is automatically withdrawn from your bank account. If interested in this option you may enroll by completing a form in our office.
You may make payment by calling the office at (859) 498-0166 Monday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We accept VISA, Mastercard, or Discover.
If your payment has not been received or you have not made arrangements with the office by the final due date on the delinquent notice, water service may be disconnected. Water service will be restored upon payment of the delinquent bill and a $25.00 Non-Payment Fee.
If your service has been disconnected and payment is made after regular business hours, your service will be restored the next business day. If our servicemen are called out after hours to restore service a $50 after hours fee will be charged.
Any customer who cannot pay their bill by the due date on the delinquent notice must come in to our office to set up arrangements, which are satisfactory with both the customer and Mt. Sterling Water & Sewer System. Once the arrangements are made a form MUST be signed to extend the payment date. Payment extensions can be done a maximum of 6 times in a fiscal year (July 1 – June 30). A copy of this extension is given to the customer for their records. Once the date on the extension has past and payment has not been received, service is subject to disconnection and a $25 Non-Payment Fee.
Voluntary disconnect of services:
To disconnect services, you must contact our office with the following information: Name, current address, phone number, date you wish to disconnect services and a forwarding address. You must be able to verify that you are the account holder before disconnection is approved. Any security deposit you may have will be applied to your final billing. Deposit balance will be applied to your current account if applicable. Deposit balances will be mailed to your forwarding address in 60 days.
For any service to be established you will need to visit our office. You will need to complete an order for service card and pay the applicable security deposits. Any previous unpaid balances will also need to be paid before service can be established. You are required to provide us identification, preferably your driver’s license. If renting, a copy of your lease or Rental Property Verification Form from landlord will be required.
Residential Water Deposit - $175.00 ($150.00 is refundable; $25.00 is a connection fee and is non-refundable)
The deposit will earn interest and is refundable by request after 5 years. At the time of the request, the customer's payment history will be reviewed. If the customer has had less than 5 penalties during this period or at the discretion of management, the deposit may be refunded.
Current rates for services may be viewed here or a written copy will be provided upon request at our office.
Terms and conditions may change without prior notice.
Cold Weather Tips for Homeowners
With cold weather approaching, Mt. Sterling Water and Sewer suggests that you consider winterizing your home in an effort to minimize frozen water pipes. The following are suggestions that will hopefully help you to avoid the inconvenience and the expense associated with a disruption of this nature this winter season:
Close all foundation vents.
Insulate or wrap heat tape around any exposed water pipes.
Open cabinets doors below fixtures to allow heat from inside the home to more efficiently warm these areas.
When the temperature dips below 25 degrees, or when temperatures are below freezing for an extended period of time, you may want to consider letting a stream of water run at the fixture furthest away from where water enters your home, and/or any fixture located on an outside wall should they be a concern. The stream of water should be a continuous steady stream from the cold water side of the faucet, roughly 1/8" in diameter.
When frozen pipes do occur, do not open the water meter box outside your home, as this could compound the problem. Instead, call our office at (859) 498-0166 and a serviceman will be dispatched to see if a frozen meter is a problem. Our crews, once the meter is accessed, will add heat to the water meter box when temperatures are below a predetermined set point, before the lid is secured to minimize freezing at this point.
Should you experience frozen water pipes do not attempt to unthaw them using an open flame in a confined space. This is to avoid a possible fire hazard or serious injury as a result of oxygen depletion connected with the open flame. Instead contact a plumber for assistance.
Protect and conserve our water supply. Make it your business too!