2017 SEWER RATES

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TOWN OF NORTHBRIDGE
SEWER SYSTEM
SCHEDULE OF RATES FOR SEWER SERVICES
QUARTERLY BILLING CYCLE

Effective Date: 01 January 2017

WINTER QUARTER BILLING RATES

The rates for sewer services will be:

 

For usage of 800 cubic feet or less per quarter $ 65.00
For the first 900 to 2,000 cubic feet used or fraction thereof $ 95.00
For each additional 100 cubic feet thereafter $ 6.88

Each sewer service shall be billed in accordance with the above rate schedule. Each customer’s quarterly usage shall be determined using 100-percent of the winter quarter metered water consumption figure to arrive at sewer usage.

The winter quarter is defined as those water billing cycles ending in the months of January, February and March of each calendar year. Each customer’s winter quarter water consumption shall be the basis for sewer service charges for the remaining billing cycles of the calendar year.

Sewer system customers who do not have metered water service shall be billed $95.00 per quarter unless they can provide definitive proof that their quarterly usage is 800 cubic feet or less per quarter.
New sewer customers or customers who do not have an established winter quarter water consumption record shall be billed $95.00 per quarter until winter quarter water consumption has been established.

 

QUARTERLY BILLING RATES FOR OTHER THAN SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCES

The rates for all sewer services that are not single family residences will be:

For usage of 800 cubic feet or less per quarter $ 65.00
For the first 900 to 2,000 cubic feet used or fraction thereof $ 95.00
For each additional 100 cubic feet thereafter $ 6.88

Each sewer service not serving a single family residence shall be billed in accordance with the above rate schedule. Quarterly usage shall be determined using 100-percent of the actual quarterly metered water consumption figure to arrive at sewer usage.

CONNECTION FEES FOR NEW SERVICES

A connection fee for a new service connection to Residential, Commercial or Industrial premises will be charged by the Northbridge Sewer System at the time application is made for service, as follows:

Type of Connection Fee
Existing single family residence $ 924.00
Existing multi family residence (first unit) $ 924.00
Each additional existing unit $ 528.00
New single family residence $ 7,920.00
New multi family residence (first unit) $ 7,920.00
Each additional unit $ 6,600.00
Commercial or Industrial (minimum) $ 9,240.00
Commercial or Industrial (whichever is greater) $462.00 per fixture

The term “fixture” as used above is defined as: water closets, urinals, lavatories, service sinks, laundry sinks, washing machines, dishwashers, garbage disposal units, etc.

The term “existing residence” is defined as one that was occupied prior to July 1, 1997.

Whenever a commercial or industrial premise is served by more than one connection to the Town’s mains, the connection fee schedule above shall apply to each connection. The total number of fixtures will not be added together to determine the connection fee.

Adopted on December 19, 2016 by vote of the Town of Northbridge Board of Selectmen. These rates shall remain in effect until revoked or amended by vote of the Board of Selectmen.