For the Midway Sewer customers that live in the City of Des Moines, starting September 1st, a 6% “franchise fee” will be added to the bill. This is a negotiated 10-year agreement with the City of Des Moines. Midway Sewer will collect the franchise fee, and pay it to the City of Des Moines. It is a pass-thru fee for Midway Sewer, and we do not keep the money. The fee will be added effective September 1st, so the first bill will be pro-rated. The bill period up to Aug 31st will be billed at the regular rate. The bill period after September 1st will have the franchise fee added. You will see the fee as a separate line on your bill. Please see the newsletter sent with your bill for additional information on the franchise fee.