All properties that are connected to the sewer system will receive a sewer usage bill. Typical users receive an annual sewer bill. High volume users (usually large businesses) may receive a quarterly bill.
Annual sewer bills are typically issued in Spring. The bill is for the current calendar year and is based on water data from the previous year, with the exception of private well and high-volume users.
For 2021, users in the Elmira Sewer District are charged $2.09 per unit of water used (1 unit is equal to 748 gallons of water). There is a minimum charge of $33.44. Please see the Elmira Sewer District Scale of Charges for more details.
For 2021, users in Sewer District #1 are charged $168.41 per unit of water used (1 unit is equal to 60,000 gallons of water). There is a minimum charge of $33.69. Please see the Sewer District #1 Scale of Charges for more details.
*** For more information on the rate changes and how rates are determined please see 2021 Rate Changes ***
*** Learn more about the Chemung County Sewer District Wastewater Treatment Plant Consolidation Project and how it affects you ***
All bills are due 45 days after the issue date. Any bill paid after the due date will be assessed a 10% penalty.
All payments must be for the exact amount due. We do not accept partial payments. We do not accept overpayments. All payments received that are not for the exact amount of the bill will be returned to the sender.
All sewer bills must be paid by October 31st of the current year. Any bill not paid by this date will appear on the Property Taxes for the following year with an additional 7% penalty.
All bills are sent to property owners. We cannot send bills to tenants.
If the property has been sold please contact us immediately. It is the buyer’s responsibility to notify the Sewer District of any ownership changes.
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Ways to Pay:
WE WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTING CASH PAYMENTS AT THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE LOCATED AT 600 MILTON STREET IN ELMIRA.
Office hours are 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
A FACE COVERING WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY. PLEASE DO NOT ENTER IF YOU ARE FEELING ILL.
PLEASE MAIL IN ALL CHECK PAYMENTS TO THE ADDRESS BELOW:
Chemung County Sewer Districts
600 Milton Street
Elmira, NY 14904
OR USE OUR DROP BOX AT THE END OF THE DRIVEWAY FOR DURING AND AFTER HOURS PAYMENTS.
Please include the bar-coded payment stub with your payment.
Please do not leave cash in the Drop Box.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but we want to make sure we maintain a safe environment for everyone.
Payment Methods Accepted:
Payment can be made by cash, check, money order or credit card. Checks and money orders should be made payable to CCSD. Credit card payments are only accepted in person at the Administrative Office. There is a 2.25% fee to pay by credit card with a minimum fee of $1.00.
Online payments can be made with a credit card at: https://sewer.chemungcountyny.gov
Online payments also incur a 2.25% fee to pay by credit card with a minimum fee of $1.00.
**NOTE** The online payment system will NOT be available between the hours of 11:45 PM and 3:00 AM daily.
**NOTE** The online payment system Municipay recommends against using a slow internet connection, or even processing your payment on some mobile devices with a weak signal because of its encryption process. The encryption protects everyone's information from potential identity theft, however it can cause "time out" issues on mobile connections with a week signal or slower speed internet connections.
We do not accept payments by telephone.
*Please note: Any payments made through a bank or credit union’s Bill Pay service may be delayed several days. This is due to the fact that they are not sent in with the required payment stub and therefore require additional processing time. We receive a check from your Bill Pay service when you pay by this method. Please be sure to have your Bill Pay service include your sewer usage account number and the property address on the check if you choose to pay by this method. This will help to reduce delays.