Why are my sewer charges higher than my water charges?

Sewer charges are based on water charges, however, because water going through the sewer system must be treated in a variety of ways before it is safe to be used or released back into the water system, there is an additional cost associated with that. 

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1. Why are utility rates increasing?
2. How do I calculate my utility bill?
3. What is the difference in wastewater and water?
4. What is the average water consumption per person each day?
5. What if it looks like my water usage has gone up?
6. What if I have higher water usage and a leak test shows no indication of a leak?
7. Why are my sewer charges higher than my water charges?
8. How do I start/stop service?
9. What is the due date for my utility bill?
10. What is the billing cycle? Is it different if you have sewer only?
11. Who do I call if I have issues with the online billing portal?
12. How is a late fee calculated?
13. What do I have to do to restore service if I have been turned off for non-payment?
14. Is shut off day the same day every month?
15. What are my options for paying my bill?