Following are our current rates for drinking water (regular and seasonal), wastewater and stormwater, as well as fire protection charges.

Drinking Water Rates

Effective July 1, 2021

Note: For the first time in nearly a decade, GAUD is applying for a drinking water rate increase. See below for details about a Rate Hearing on April 16th.

Accounts Billed Monthly: For all usage in excess of 100 cubic feet per month - $2.64 per 100 cubic feet (100 cubic feet = 748.1 gallons).

Minimum Charges:

Size of Meter Minimum Charge / Month Water Allowance / Month
(Cubic Ft.)
5/8" $12.46 100
3/4" $14.50 100
1" $16.54 100
1 1/2" $24.19 100
2" $30.82 100
3" $39.49 100
4" $56.32 100
6" $93.56 100

 

Seasonal Rates:
For all usage in excess of 600 cubic feet for the season - $2.64 per 100 cubic feet (100 cubic feet = 748.1 gallons)  

Minimum Seasonal Charges:

Size of
Meter
Minimum
Charge
Water Allowance
(Cubic Ft.)
5/8" $91.05 600
3/4" $115.52 600
1" $140.00 600
1 1/2" $231.80 600
2" $311.36 600
3" $415.39 600
4" $617.35 600
6" $1,064.11 600

 

Fire Protection Charges

Effective July 1, 2021

Municipal Fire Protection: Charge per year for fire hydrants installed as of July 1, 2021.

Community Number of Hydrants Annual Charges
Augusta 458.5 $824,639.76
Manchester 24 $43,165.44
Winthrop 12 $21,582.72
Chelsea 1 $1,798.56
Vassalboro .5 $899.28
Hallowell 5 $8,992.80
Total 501 $901,078.56
Annual Cost per Hydrant   $1,798.56

 

Other Fire Protection Charges:
Charge per year for fire service connections to water mains.

Size of Connection Annual Charge
1" $278.76
1 1/2" $418.20
2" $557.40
3" $836.28
4" $1,115.04
6" $1,672.44
8" $2,229.96
10" $2,787.48
12" $3,345.00

WASTEWATER (SEWER) FEES

Effective July 1, 2019

Name Price
Wastewater Service Charge (Cost/Quarter) $25.49
Wastewater Service Charge (Cost/Month) $8.50
Wastewater User Charge, per 100 Cubic Ft. $3.08
Wastewater Unmetered Customers (Cost/Quarter)   $80.94

Wastewater Permit Fees:

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

Wastewater Availability Fee (charged to new customers):
$10.00 per gallon per day or:

Name Price
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 July 1, 2019

Name Price
Stormwater, Catch Basins (Cost/Month) $40.59
Stormwater, ERU (Equivalent Rate Unit), Cost per Unit per Month $12.56
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