When will I receive my utility bill?
Bills will typically arrive on the 8th of each month.
When is my utility bill due?
Your Utility Bill is due on the 25th of each month. The following rules apply:
- Payments made online are due by 11:59 p.m. on the 25th.
- Payments left in the City office dropbox, located at 40 South Main, are due by 8 a.m. the following business day. (Ex. if the 25th falls on a Saturday, payment must be in the dropbox by 8 a.m. on Monday)
- Payments made through the mail are due by 8 a.m. the following business day. (Ex. if the 25th falls on a Thursday payment must be at the City office by 8 a.m. on Friday)
Why is my utility bill so high?
We get asked this question most often when bills are delivered around the 8th of August, September, and October. This is when customers receive their bill due on the 25th of each of these months. These bills include the highest average usage for power, culinary water, and pressurized irrigation. If you have a large power bill in the winter the culprit is ofter electric space heaters. Power is an inefficient way to heat a home compared to gas. For more information refer to the Utility Bill Timing page.
Does the city offer an Equal Pay Program?
The Equal Pay program was offered to residents between 2005 and 2010. The program is no longer being offered. Those who are currently on the Equal Pay program are grandfathered in and will remain on the program.
There are a couple of reasons that this program is no longer being offered: First, we have found that with the number of services we offer and especially with our optional services (Cable TV, Internet & Phone), it was a difficult program to manage.
The second reason is that the program allows customers to carry an account balance at times. This means that the city is unnecessarily exposed to the possibility that a customer could terminate with a large account balance. Anytime you allow a customer more time to pay their bill the chances of collecting decrease.
The original enrollment form that was signed by customers states: "If payments are missed or late, or if only partial payments are made, you may lose your Equal Pay privilege."
What is the storm drain charge on my bill for?
The storm drain utility is a stormwater-related service that protects people and property from flooding during storms. Most cities have had to create a stormwater utility because of increasing regulations. Spanish Fork City charges a storm drain fee that is similar to any other utility fee (electricity, garbage, sewer, etc). Because Spanish Fork’s storm drain utility is funded through utility fees rather than property tax, all users pay the storm drain fee, even tax-exempt users. This also means that those without stormwater connections on their property pay this fee too. This is because even those whose property is not directly connected to the storm drain still receive the benefit of streets and gutters that don’t flood during a storm.
When I pay my bill what usage period am I paying for?
Refer to our Utility Bill Timing page for more information.
What bills are generally the highest during the year?
Typically the bills due in July, August, and September are the highest. Refer to our Utility Bill Timing page for more information.
Why do I have a bill when the property wasn't occupied?
There is a cost to provide access to a service even if the service isn't being used. The base rate on services helps collect the cost of providing access. For more information refer to the Vacant Property Billing section of our policy.
When will I receive my first utility bill?
If your account is set up on ACH Autopay your bill will be automatically deducted from your bank account on the due date. See our Utility Bill Timing page to learn more about utility bill timing.
|Sign Up Month||First Bill Received||First Bill Due Date|
|January||February 8||February 25|
|February||March 8||March 25|
|March||April 8||April 25|
|April||May 8||May 25|
|May||June 1||June 25|
|June||July 8||July 25|
|July||August 8||August 25|
|August||September 8||September 25|
|September||October 8||October 25|
|October||November 8||November 25|
|November||December 8||December 25|
|December||January 8||January 25|
When will I receive my final bill?
Your final bill will be mailed to you within approximately 3 weeks of your termination date. If your account was set up on ACH Autopay your final bill will be automatically deducted from your bank account.
|Termination Date Range||Final Bill Due Date|
I am struggling to pay my utility bill, are there any resources to assist me?
See the Utility Assistance Program page for more information.
Can I go paperless for my utility bill?
Yes, our third-party payment processor XpressBillPay allows you to view your current and prior bills online and receive email notifications. You can also see how your usage varies from month to month. You will need to create an account with them at xpressbillpay.com using your account number.
Garbage and Recycle Questions
What day is my garbage pickup?
Garbage pickups are Monday - Thursday. Please have cans out by 7 a.m. regardless. For route information see the Waste Collection Route Map.
Residents are responsible to clean their own cans. If the can is broken give the utility office a call.
Who do I call if the garbage truck misses my bins?
Call or text us at 801-804-4500.
How do I contact the city if I need a bin picked up or delivered?
Call or text us at 801-804-4500.
Can I leave garbage in bags next to my bin?
No, the drivers will only pick up garbage in the bins. You may need to consider ordering another bin or making a trip to the transfer station.
What items can I place in my garbage bin?
Items that are too heavy for the garbage truck arm should not be placed in the garbage bin. These include chunks of concrete, rocks, and even dirt or sod. Many of these items will even cause damage to the truck. If items are overflowing out of the bin, such as tree branches, the bin may not be dumped because the items often fall out on the road while the bin is dumped.
Signing Up for Utilities
How do I sign up for a utility service?
Our sign-up forms are available online here.
Why do you need my social security number to sign in for utilities?
We need your social security number to verify your identity and to be able to send your account to collections if you fail to pay your bill. We enter your social security number into Experian and they verify your identity. This doesn't pull a credit report or affect your credit in any way.
Why do you need my driver's license number to sign in for utilities?
Your driver's license proves that you are the person you say you are. Otherwise, an individual could use another person's name and social security number to sign in for utilities.
Why do I have to post a deposit or sign up for ACH Autopay?
The City doesn't bill for services until after they have been provided. Because the City bills for services that have already been provided, there is always a chance that customers won't pay for the services provided to them. For this reason, the City requires a deposit that can be used to offset bills when a customer doesn't pay. The City has had to write off hundreds of thousands of dollars on uncollectible accounts in recent years. If write-offs were to increase, the City would need to raise rates to offset this lost revenue.
By signing up for ACH Autopay you are allowing us to have your account information and to initiate the payment. Since you are saving the city on credit card fees we waive the deposit. If however, you have an ACH payment returned we will remove you from the ACH Autopay and require a deposit.
Is there anything that I need to do to rent my property out?
Please see the Landlord Utility Information page.
When is the pressurized irrigation system drained and filled each year?
The answer to this question varies from year to year depending on temperatures. The system is generally filled by April 15 and drained by October 15.
Where can I get more information about solar and net metering?
See the Net Metering page for more information.
Does the City offer a credit to deployed military personnel?
Yes, the city does offer a credit. Call 801-804-4506 for information.