Why is my bill so high when I haven't done anything different?

There are a number of factors that could have an impact on your energy and water usage. 

  • Seasonal differences — Changes in the season can have an impact on the amount of electricity you use. The weather may have been much warmer or cooler than in the previous comparable months causing your use of air conditioning or heating methods to increase.
  • Equipment operation — Have you had any issues with your equipment? Have any major appliances been running longer? Have you increased the hours of usage? You can do a quick check by comparing your energy consumption for the month in question with comparable months in the past. Are this month’s readings always out of line? 
  • Water usage — Water bills are based on how much water is used. Watering the lawn or garden will increase usage, as will the addition of occupants in the home. Leaks and running toilets can also lead to an increase in your water usage.

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1. Whom do I contact regarding vehicle licensing, vehicle titling, marriage licenses, property taxes, voter registration, or public health nurse services?
2. How do I establish utility service with the City of Cody?
3. What does the City of Cody bill me for?
4. What is the SMP Pass-Through fee on my bill?
5. When is my bill due?
6. Can I change the date my bill is due?
7. What payment options are available?
8. Will I be charged a fee if I pay with my credit card?
9. When do I get charged a late fee and how much will it be?
10. I received a disconnect notice; what should I do?
11. Is there a fee if my service is disconnected for non-payment?
12. Does the City of Cody offer payment arrangements?
13. Does the City of Cody offer budget billing?
14. My utility account is on automatic payments; why doesn't it state that on my bill?
15. Why is my bill so high when I haven't done anything different?
16. Where can I submit a complaint about tall grass and/or weeds?
17. Whom should I contact if my street light doesn't work?
18. Are there specific days I can water my lawn?
19. Why does my raw water have an unpleasant odor?
20. Does the City have a spring and fall cleanup?