If your property will have no one living there and no active business (other than construction or demolition) for a period of time, you can request a reduced rate for water and garbage service.
Inactive Garbage Service
If you expect your property to be vacant for longer than 30 days, you are eligible for a discount on your garbage service. Inactive Rates only apply to properties that also have no water or sewer consumption.
A discounted rate is available for properties where no water use is expected for at least 180 days (6 months). The "Abandoned Occupant" rate for all meter sizes is $10 per month within City limits, and $15 per month outside of City limits.