We recently completed a one million gallon storage tank under Mill Park to capture CSO during storm events. Combining this storage facility with new pipes and pumps has allowed the elimination of combined sewer overflows into Bond Brook.
Customers pay for stormwater based on the size of their property that is impermeable and, for businesses, the number of catch basins they use. Click here for more information about stormwater and catch basin rates.
GAUD charges most residential customers with a single-family home a flat rate for stormwater handling of $8.30 per month. This is one ERU (Equivalent Residential Unit,
- Each multi-family unit or mobile home pays for .5 ERU ($4.15) monthly.
- Each condo unit pays for .75 ERU ($6.23) monthly.
We charge commercial accounts in two ways: based on the number of ERUs for their impermeable property size, plus a monthly fee of $50.89 for each Catch Basin. Catch basins are underground holding tanks where stormwater is collected when it rains. The visible part of the catch basin is the grate on top of the basin. Below the surface, an outlet pipe carries stormwater from the catch basin to the wastewater treatment plant.
Notice of rate review
In response to issues raised by customers over the years, GAUD has convened a Stormwater Work Group to review our rate structure for catch basins and ERUs.
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We will keep our customers informed through communications such as statement stuffers, newsletters and emails. In the meantime, please call or email Brian Tarbuck at (207) 622-3701 to discuss any questions or thoughts you may have.