The City of Westerville offers a budget billing option to residential homeowners with at least one year of history with the City. With budget billing, you are required to make a budgeted payment each month that is approximately equal to the average monthly utility charge during the prior 12-month period. Although the budget amount to be paid each month remains the same, actual charges are calculated monthly, and any difference between the amount paid and the amount charged is held as a deferred balance. Once annually, a settle-up process occurs, and budget customers are required to pay actual and any deferred balances remaining from the current budget year. This option can be helpful to customers who wish to level out their utility payments and reduce payment difficulties experienced during high usage months. For more information or to enroll by telephone, call 901-6430.