Rates for Water, Waste/Stormwater and Fire Protection Services

Drinking Water Rates - Effective October 3, 2011  

Accounts billed monthly:   
For all usage in excess of 100 cubic feet per month - $2.40 per 100 cubic feet (100 cubic feet = 748.1 gallons )  

Minimum charges 

 Minimum ChargeWater Allowance (cubic feet)
Size of meterMonthlyMonthly
5/8"$11.33100
3/4"$13.18100
1"$15.04100
1 1/2"$21.99100
2"$28.02100
3"$35.90100
4"$51.20100
6"$85.05100

Seasonal Rates:
For all usage in excess of 600 cubic feet for the season - $2.40 per 100 cubic feet (100 cubic feet = 748.1 gallons )  

Minimum seasonal charges

 Minimum ChargeWater Allowance (cubic feet)
Size of meterper seasonper season
5/8"$82.77600
3/4"$105.02600
1"$127.27600
1 1/2"$210.73600
2"$283.05600
3"$377.63600
4"$561.23600
6"$967.37600

Fire Protection Charges - Effective October 3, 2011

(Municipal Fire Protection - Charge per year for fire hydrants installed as of July 1, 2011.)

CommunityNumber of HydrantsAnnual Charges
Augusta451.5$738,203
Manchester23.0$37,605
Winthrop12.0$19,620
Chelsea1.0$1,635
Vassalboro1.5$2,453
Hallowell5.0$8,175
Total494.0$807,690
Annual cost per hydrant: $1,635

Other fire protection charges:
(Charge per year for fire service connections to water mains.)

Size of ConnectionAnnual Charge
1"$253.44
1 1/2"$380.16
2"$506.76
3"$760.20
4"$1,013.64
6"$1,520.40
8"$2,027.28
10"$2,534.04
12"$3,040.92

 

Wastewater (sewer) fees - effective October 3, 2011

Wastewater Service Charge (cost / quarter)$25.49
Wastewater Service Charge (cost / month)$8.50
Wastewater User Charge, per 100 cubic feet$4.34
Wastewater Unmetered Customers (cost / quarter)  $103.62

Wastewater Permit Fees:

  • Residential, $75
  • Commercial, $100
  • Industrial, $100

Wastewater Availability Fee (charged to new customers):

$10.00 per gallon per day or:

Residential housing$1,000 flat fee
Office Building15 gal/day/employee X $10/gallon
Apartments$750/unit
Retail space3/4 gal/100 sq. ft X $10/gallon

Inspection Fees:
If Owner's Contractor performs all work on street Property, $50/hour for projects, $1.00/lineal foot of pipe, $50 x total number of catch basins or manholes

Stormwater fees, effective July 1, 2017

Stormwater, catch basins (cost / month)$50.89
Stormwater, ERU (Equivalent Rate Unit), cost per unit per month$8.30
1 Equivalent Residential Unit (ERU) = 2,700 square feet of impervious surface area 
Residential1.00 ERU
Multi-family0.50 ERU x number of units
Mobile Homes0.50 ERU
Condos0.75 ERU
Commercial1.00 ERU per 2,700 sq. feet impervious area, min 1.0 ERU
Commercial w/ storage detention0.75 ERU per 2,700 sq. feet impervious area