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 Charge Water Allowance (cubic feet)
Size of meter Monthly Monthly
5/8" $11.33 100
3/4" $13.18 100
1" $15.04 100
1 1/2" $21.99 100
2" $28.02 100
3" $35.90 100
4" $51.20 100
6" $85.05 100

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 Charge Water Allowance (cubic feet)
Size of meter per season per season
5/8" $82.77 600
3/4" $105.02 600
1" $127.27 600
1 1/2" $210.73 600
2" $283.05 600
3" $377.63 600
4" $561.23 600
6" $967.37 600

Fire Protection Charges - Effective October 3, 2011

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

Community Number of Hydrants Annual Charges
Augusta 451.5 $738,203
Manchester 23.0 $37,605
Winthrop 12.0 $19,620
Chelsea 1.0 $1,635
Vassalboro 1.5 $2,453
Hallowell 5.0 $8,175
Total 494.0 $807,690
Annual cost per hydrant:   $1,635

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

Size of Connection Annual 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 Building 15 gal/day/employee X $10/gallon
Apartments $750/unit
Retail space 3/4 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 October 3, 2011

Stormwater, catch basins (cost / month) $46.27
Stormwater, ERU (Equivalent Rate Unit), cost per unit per month $7.55
1 Equivalent Residential Unit (ERU) = 2,700 square feet of impervious surface area 
Residential 1.00 ERU
Multi-family 0.50 ERU x number of units
Mobile Homes 0.50 ERU
Condos 0.75 ERU
Commercial 1.00 ERU per 2,700 sq. feet impervious area, min 1.0 ERU
Commercial w/ storage detention 0.75 ERU per 2,700 sq. feet impervious area