The City of Cheney offers a utility comfort billing program - Budget Billing. This program will provide an equal payment for 12 months allowing our customers the knowledge of what their utility bill will be each month.
When the actual bill is lower than the budget bill, the customer gains a "deferred credit" to use towards months where the actual bill is larger than the budget bill amount.
After a 12 month period, your account goes through a "settle-up" process. This means the past 12 months, plus or minus the deferred balance is re-averaged to calculate a new budget bill amount.