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

Please note that we have new rates for wastewater and stormwater—see sidebar at right for details. You will first see these rates in your August bill.

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 Ft.)
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

 

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

 

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 Ft.)
Size of Meter Monthly Monthly
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

 

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 July 1, 2019

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:

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

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