The Water Department operates as an enterprise system and all expenses must be covered by the collection water rates and fees. As a result the budget contains a few sections other budgets do not.
Salary - The salary section contains line items related to the compensation of the Water Superintendent.
Wages - The wage section contains several line items to fund the union and non-union hourly wage positions in the department. Also included in this section is a line item for outside help which is typically used to pay overtime to employees of other departments that work at water main breaks, hydrant flushing, etc.
Other - This major line items in this section provide funding for electricity, water treatment, water testing, public works supplies, emergency and non-emergency maintenance, bill printing and mailing, and other maintenance activities.