City of Collinsville

106 N 12th Street

PO Box 730

Collinsville, OK 74021

(918) 371-1010 Phone

(918) 371-1019 Fax

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Electric
                                      Base Rate    Demand Rate     Rate per Kwh
Residential                 $9.25                                            $0.09325
Small Commercial    $17.25                                         $0.09325
Large Commercial    $37.25          $9.00                     0-10,000 $0.07162
                                                                                            10,001-100,000 $0.06679
                                                                                            Over 100,000 $0.06162
Large Industrial          $37.25          $9.00                     0-10,000 $0.06162
                                                                                            10,001-100,000 $0.05679
                                                                                            Over 100,000 $0.05051

Water
2010-2011                 Base Rate     Rate per 1000 gallons
Inside City Limits     $11.17            $4.15
Outside City Limits  $11.17            $8.30

Sewer
(Actual usage billed December-February--Average usage of December-February billed March-November)
2010-2011                Base Rate       Rate per 1000 gallons
Inside City Limits    $8.59                $2.79
Outside City Limits $8.59                $5.58
Sewer Flat Rate      $20.00

Storm Water Management Fee
Effective July 7, 2008
Residential Customers                     $2.00 per month
Commercial Customers                   $3.00 per month
Industrial Customers                         $4.00 per month

Helpful Numbers

ELECTRIC                               
City Residents
Collinsville City Hall
(918) 371-1010
County Residents
Verdigris Valley
Electric Coop
(918) 371-2584
AEP/PSO
(888) 216-3523

WATER & SEWER                 
City Residents

Collinsville City Hall
(918) 371-1010
County Residents
Rural Water Dst 3
(918) 371-2055

GAS                                           
OK Natural Gas
(918) 834-8000

TELEPHONE                              
AT&T Residential
(866) 722-3425
AT&T Business

(888) 288-8404

City Utilites

The City of Collinsville is proud to provide its residents and businesses with reliable, affordable City Utilities. Please contact City Hall at (918) 371-1010 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm if you have any questions or concerns.

Payments
Payments can be made in the utility office Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30am and 5:00pm or in the night drop located between City Hall and the Fire Department. The City of Collinsville offers payment by cash, check (TEMPORARY CHECKS ARE NOT ACCEPTED), credit card, money order, cashier's check, on-line bill pay or bank draft. An average monthly billing plan is available. Online payments made after 8:30am will be processed the next business day. Contact the utility office for more information.

Due Date
ALL UTILITY BILLS ARE DUE THE 10TH OF EACH MONTH*. If payment is not in the office by the 10th of each month, a 10% late fee will be assessed. If the payment plus the late fee is not in the office by the 21st of each month, utilities will be disconnected on the first business day after the 21st of each month and a $50.00 processing fee will be assessed to the account. If your utilities are disconnected, all payments and associated fees must be paid in full by cash, money order, cashier's check or Visa/MasterCard before reconnection can be made. Please do not make a past due payment online on the 22nd. Online payments made after 8:30am will be processed the next business day. 

Night Drop
For your convenience the night drop is located between City Hall and the Fire Department. The drop box is collected at 8:30am. Any payment dropped after this time will be posted the next business day. Please do not put cash payment in the night drop. If your utilities are in jeopardy of being disconnected or already have been disconnected, please do not put your payment in the night drop. Please bring the payment into City Hall.

Automatic Bank Draft
The City of Collinsville offers automatic bank draft from your checking account. Simply bring in a voided check and complete an automatic draft application. * Payments for customers paying by automatic draft will not be drafted until the 21st of each month giving you an extra 11 days to pay with no penalties!

Returned Check Fee
The fees for any returned check or auto draft are a $20.00 for a returned check or $24.00 for a returned draft plus and a $25.00 collection fee. All monies for returned items must be paid with cash, money order, cashier's check or Visa/MasterCard. If services are disconnected for non-payment due to a returned check or draft, an additional $25.00 processing fee will be charged along with the original balance due and all other assessed fees.

Disconnect Fee
Accounts not paid in full before the disconnect date will be assessed a $50.00 processing fee. Please do not make a past due payment online on the 22nd.

Afterhours Reconnection
The City of Collinsville offers afterhours reconnection through the Collinsville Police Department located at 1023 W. Center. Afterhours reconnection can be made Monday through Friday between the hours of 5:00pm and 9:00pm. The fee for afterhours reconnection is $100.00. All payments and associated fees, including the afterhours fee, must be paid in full before reconnection can be done. Afterhours reconnection payment can only be made by money order, cash or cashier's check.

Payment Arrangement/Extension
If you are having trouble paying your bill, please contact the utility office BEFORE the disconnect date. All payment arrangements must be made by account holder in person in the Utility office before the disconnection date. No arrangements will be made on or after the disconnection date. Payment arrangements can be made twice a year and require an "Agreement for Deferred Payment" form to be completed and signed by the account holder.

On-Line Bill Payment
Please click Online Tools, then Pay Bills Online and choose from the check or credit card. Please do not make a past due payment online on the 22nd. Online payments received after 8:30am will be processed the next business day. If there are any questions please call 918-371-1010 ext 0. Thank you!

Home Energy Conservation Tips!

Home Energy Conservation Tips

Save resources and money — and, if you do it right, you don’t have to be uncomfortable.

Seal Up Your Home
  • Insulate! Check the attic, outside walls, walls next to unheated areas, floors above unheated areas, foundation walls. We recommend R-38 (about 12 inches) in ceilings and R-19 (about 6 inches) in floors over unheated spaces
  • Insulate ducts where they run through cold areas
  • Install storm windows and doors or use plastic sheeting
  • Weather-strip and caulk! Check for drafts around windows, door frames, foundation cracks, electrical outlets, etc.
  • >Don’t block radiators and vents (including cold air returns) with furniture, drapes or rugs
  • Insulated attics need proper ventilation so they can ‘breathe'
Maintain Electrical Equipment
  • Maintain your heating and cooling system by replacing air filters often and doing regular maintenance
  • Buy energy efficient appliances and use them efficiently
  • Clean dust and lint away from appliances (heating/cooling unit, refrigerators, hot water heaters, etc.) on a regular basis so the motors run more efficiently
  • When choosing new appliances, base your decision on what your needs are - don’t buy something too big for your needs
  • Consider moving your extra refrigerator or freezer out of the garage to the basement and your appliance won’t have to work so hard to stay cool
  • Make sure gaskets on the doors of refrigerators and stoves are tight
Live An Energy-Efficient Lifestyle
  • Light only the area where you are working, not the whole room
  • Turn off lights and appliances when they are not being utilized
  • Close vents in rooms that are not being used on a regular basis and close the door
  • Run full loads in dishwashers and washing machines
  • Choose stove burner to fit the size of the pan you are using
During Cold Weather:
  • Open window shades that receive direct sunlight during the day
  • Close shades at night
  • Set the thermostat at 68 degrees and lower the setting a few degrees at night, or when home is unoccupied
  • >Wear layers of clothing and use extra blankets
  • Keep fireplace chimney dampers closed when not using the fireplace
During Hot Weather:
  • Leave window shades that receive direct sunlight down during the day
  • Try to use the oven, dishwasher and other appliances that produce heat during the late evening and early morning
  • Set the thermostat no lower than 78 degrees and turn it up a few degrees when the house is unoccupied
  • Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes

The Why and How of Water Conservation

It's hard to imagine running out of water, but it could happen. Between 1950 and 2000, the population in the United States doubled while public demand for more water more than tripled. This demand, coupled with the recent drought conditions, stresses water supplies and distribution systems. The good news is there are plenty of small things you can do to conserve water and help avert future water shortages. 

Water your lawn only in the cool parts of the day to minimize evaporation. How much is this? Place a tuna or cat food can on the lawn in reach of the sprinkler. When your can is full your lawn has had sufficient watering. Light Sprinklings tends to evaporate quickly and encourage shallow root growth. Heavy sprinklers run off and waster water. Purchase and install a rain barrel to store rainwater and reuse to irrigate your yard, flowers, and garden. Avoid watering the driveway and street too! Buy a trigger nozzle for your hose rather than letting the water run out. Use reclaimed greywater, if available (see www.greywaterguerillas.com) Also, cover swimming pools when not in use to help eliminate evaporation.

Every Drop Counts- If you ever wonder whether the small changes you make really matter, consider this; each of us uses an average of 100 gallons of water per day- enough to fill 1,600 drinking glasses! Just think how much water you can conserve if your whole family becomes more water wary. Here are some easy ways:

1. Cook Smart- Peel and clean vegetables in a bowl of water instead of under running water.
2. Slow the Flow- Install a slow flow faucet to reduce water consumption up to 50 percent.
3. Shorten Showers- Take short showers instead of baths, and consider using a shower timer. To make it fun for kids, turn it into a game to see who can get the most "squeaky clean" in under three minutes!
4. Test Your Tank- Add 12 drops of food coloring to your toilet tank and wait an hour. Look to see if any color seeped through the tank, a fitting or into the toilet bowl. If so, you may have a leak.
5. Let It Grow- Raise your lawnmower blade to at least three inches; taller grass holds soil moisture better.
6. Sweep Up- Clean the sidewalk and driveway with a broom instead of a hose to save hundreds of gallons of water.
7. Speak Up- When you see an open hydrant, errant sprinkler or broken pipe, tell the property owner, local authorities or your local Water Department.
8. Look for Leaks- Read your water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is used. If it doesn't read exactly the same, you have a leak.
9. Tap Out- Instead of letting the tap run until water gets cold, keep a pitcher of drinking water in the refrigerator, and use it to refill certified reusable water bottles instead of opting for single-use plastic ones.
10. Tap In- Place a bucket in your shower to capture the water that runs while you're waiting for it to get hot. Use the water to water plants.
11. Watch for Water Sense- When you shop for plumbing fixtures, look for the Environmental Protection Agency's Water Sense label, which means they meet strict criteria for efficiency and performance.
12. Go to the carwash- Water in most car washes is reclaimed (re-used) so the total amount of freshwater used is reduced.
13. Brushing Teeth- Turn the faucet off when brushing. This saves 5-10 gallons/person/day
14. Faucet Aerator- Install a faucet aerator in your bathroom and sink. This saves 5-10 gallons/person/day in bathroom and 10-20 gallons/person/day
15. Toilet Tummy- Install a toilet tummy in your toilet and please do not use your toilet as a trash can.  This saves 5-10 gallons/person/day and 3-7 gallons/flush
16. Water-saving Shower Head- Install a water-saving shower head in your bathroom.

For conservation devises check with your local plumbing supply store. Please visit the following websites for more information on water: http://www.epa.gov/watersense/water_efficiency/index.html