Water / Wastewater

WATER DIVISION SCHEDULE OF FEES:

 

§ 250-2 Water Division service charges

Service

Fee

Notes

Chlorination tap
Dig & replace curb box
Dig & replace gate box
Full renewal
Main pipe  leak
Service leak (inside or out)
New service complete
New service curb to cellar
New service main to curb
Valve change
Tap  
Punch corporation
Discontinue service
Re-locate service
Renewal main to curb
Renewal curb to cellar
Service call

$55 per hour – plumber rate
$50 per hour – labor rate
$55 per hour – equipment rate materials

 On a time and materials basis

Turn on - new service

$60

 

Turn on

$42

 

Turn off

$42

 

Turn off - seasonal

$42

 

Turn on - seasonal

$42

 

Transfer read

$60

 

2nd  transfer read

$36

 

Reseal meter

$50

 

Test meter - 1 1/2 –inch and smaller

$60

 

Insufficient  check charge

$35

 

Deduct inspection

$30

 

Sprinkler application

$30

 

Hydrant Flow Test

$250

 

Hydrant Permit

$50 plus metered usage and deposit for meter apparatus

Deposit is refundable upon return of equipment in good condition

§ 250-2 Water Division service charges

Service

Service

Service

Unauthorized  use – 1st offense

$150 plus time, materials and estimated water usage

 

Each subsequent offense

$250 plus time, materials and estimated water usage

 

Unauthorized connection – 1st Offense

$150 plus time, materials and estimated water usage

 

Each subsequent offense

$250 plus time, materials and estimated water usage

 

Unauthorized meter change – 1st Offense

$150 plus time, materials and estimated water usage

 

Each subsequent offense

$250 plus time, materials and estimated water usage

 

Unauthorized meter removal – 1st Offense

$150 plus time, materials and estimated water usage

 

Unauthorized hydrant use - 1st  Offense

$150 plus time, materials and estimated water usage

 

Each subsequent offense

$250 plus time, materials and estimated water usage

 

Unauthorized water service or water main turn on or turn off, - 1st offense

$250 plus time, materials and estimated water usage

 

Each subsequent offense

$250

 

B.  Other water fees.

(1)  A water service entrance fee will be charged to connect to the municipal water system. 
      This charge will apply to renovations and new services.

Size
(inches)

Cost

 

1 inch  or  smaller
1 ½
2
4
6
8
10  and 12

$400 per unit
$400 per unit
$400 per unit
$400 per unit
$500 per unit
$1,000 per unit
$1,200 per unit

 

Due with Water Service Application

For non-residential users, the number of units shall be calculated by dividing the design flow by 330 gallons per day (gpd) which is the flow generated by a hypothetical three-bedroom single family residence.  The design flow for non-residential users shall be determined using the Sewage System Flow Design flow values found in the most current version of Title 5 of the State Environmental Code (310 CMR 15.000).

(2) Main pipe extension fees

Size

Cost

 

4-inch main
6-inch main
8-inch main
10-inch main
12-inch main

$400
$500
$1,000
$12,000
$12,000

 

(3)  Water service application fees.

Size

 

  

 

1 inch  or  smaller
1 ½-inch
2-inch
4-inch
6-inch
8-inch
10-inch
12-inch

$120
$400
$600
$800
$1,000
$2,000
$2,400
$2,400

 

(4)  Road Replacement

Type

Measurement

Cost

Without infrared
With infrared
Cement sidewalk

2 feet per 2 feet by 5 feet
2 feet per 2 feet by 5 feet
Per square foot

$12
$52
$25

(5)  Annual Fire service fee

Size

Yearly Fee

 

2-inch
4-inch
6-inch
8-inch
10-inch
12-inch

$400
$500
$600
$720
$960
$1,200

 

C.   Water supply fee.

(1)   A water supply fee in the amount stated below shall be paid to connect to the municipal water system.  These funds shall be used to defray the cost of maintaining, protecting, improving, developing and expanding the City’s water supply system.  The fee will be payable at the time of filing for a water service application.

Meter Size
(see exceptions below)

Water Supply Fee

 

1 inch or less
1 ½  inch
2-inch
3-inch
4-inch
6-inch

$3,000
$4,500
$6,000
$9,000
$12,000
$18,000

 

(2)  A water supply fee for a one-family dwelling located on a single, non-contiguous, Form “A” lot shall be $1,000.

(3)  A water supply fee for a one unit of a two-family dwelling located on a single, non-contiguous, Form “A” lot shall be $1,000.  The second unit shall be subject to the fee stated above based on meter size.

D.  Plan review.

Definitive subdivision plans, site plans, water main extension plans and other plans submitted more than twice for approval shall reimburse the Water Department $100 per hour plus any expenses incurred to complete the additional review.

§ 250-3 Water Laboratory Analysis Fees

Varies for each test

Call the Water Treatment Plant at (978) 374-2385

§ 250-15 Cross Connection Program Fees and charges

A.  Schedule

Task

Rate

Backflow initial test – commercial
Backflow initial test – residential

$85
$35
$10 for 2nd device at same location

Backflow service call

Time and material basis as defined in § 250-2
$55 per hour laborer charge
$65 per hour equipment rate plus materials

Backflow test – commercial
Backflow test – residential

$85
$35
$10 for 2nd device at same location

New Water Main Chlorination/Disinfection Testing

$100.00

 

Water System Analysis

$400.00

 

Water Infrastructure Fee

$400.00 per unit

Due with Water Service Application

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