Photo credit : Brian Nester

Photo credit : Brian Nester

Clever Utility Services

Water, Sewer, Trash, and Recycling Services

Clever City Utility Services include water, sewer services, trash removal, and recycling. You can sign up for residential or business services in person at City Hall, 304 Clarke Ave, Clever, MO 65631. Utility Rates for Water and Sewer are set by City Council (Trash and Recycling are provided through an outside provider).

Utility Billing

Utility Bills are issued once a month, near the 1st and will have charges for the previous month's usage. The charges will be representative of Water, Sewer, Trash, and a Primacy fee. The primacy fee is charged by the DNR for testing of the Water Supply. Utility bills are due on the 15th of each month. If the 15th falls on a weekend, please make sure to have it paid prior to the close of business on the Friday before the due date to avoid a 10% late fee being assessed to your bill.

Past due bills that are not paid by 5:00pm the Monday before the 1st Tuesday of the following month will be subject to disconnection and will incur a $25.00 reconnect fee. Once services have been disconnected, you must pay your account balance in full in order to have services restored. This means that you will be required to pay your past due bill, your current bill, and the reconnect fee. 

If you are moving or otherwise wish to cancel your utility services, please notify City Hall with the date you would like services disconnected. This will prevent you from being billed further. Your deposit will be applied to your final bill and City Hall will need a forwarding address where the remainder of your deposit can be sent.

Water and Sewer Services

New water and sewer accounts will be required to place a deposit on their account prior to service being established. Utility accounts can only be completed in person at City Hall, or email for online instruction.

Water rates are assessed on a per 1,000 gallons of usage. The first 1,000 gallons are charged at $8.50 and each additional thousand gallons are charged at $4.00

Sewer rates are assessed on a per 1,000 gallons of usage. The first 1,000 gallons are charged at $14.32 and each additional thousand gallons are charged at $3.12

  • Residential Tax on Water - 1.75%
  • Commercial Tax on Water - 7.85% 

Deposits required for New Service

  • Homeowner (Proof of Purchase) - $60.00
  • Rentals (Proof of Lease agreement) - $120.00
  • Commercial - Owner (Proof of Purchase) $100
    Renter (Lease agreement) $120

Trash Services

Trash services are provided under contract from Allied Waste. Trash is picked up each Friday morning. Please make sure to have your can to the curb before 6AM. If a holiday falls during the week, trash carts will be picked up on Saturday. If by chance your residence is missed, please contact City Hall.

Additionally, Clever offers free recycling. The recycling carts are emptied every 4 weeks on Friday, typically in the afternoon. Please contact City Hall to request a Recycling Cart.

Trash Service Charges

  • Trash Cart (serviced on Fridays) - $13.70/mo
  • Senior Trash (70+) - $11.50/mo
  • Additional trash carts - $4.40/mo
  • Recycling cart - FREE

The City of Clever takes great pride in ensuring that the quality of the Municipal Water Supply is kept to the highest standards. Every year the City is required to file a report with the Department of Natural Resources to ensure that the residents of Clever are provided with safe, clean drinking water. The most current report can be found in the 2022 Clever Annual Water Quality Report.