There are 7.48 gallons in each cubic foot of water, so 1,000 gallons is equal to 133.69 cubic feet of water (1000 divided by 133.69 = 7.48).
Customers with “Gallon” meters will be billed at the same $3.95 per 1,000 gallons.
Customers with “Cubic Foot” meters will be billed $2.95 per 100 cubic feet. In this way, the rate is the same for both types of meters,
Customer #1 used 1,000 gallons of water @ $3.95 per 1000 gallons = $3.95
Customer #2 used 133.69 cubic feet (1000 gallons) @$2.95 per 100 cubic feet (CCF) = $3.95
The results are the same; the main difference is that the “cubic foot” measurement is popularly used in the Portland area, while the “gallon” measurement still predominates at the eastern end of the Gorge.
We hope we have explained it thoroughly here, but don’t hesitate to call the office with any questions.