In June 2021 the Select Board, acting as the Water and Sewer Commissioners, made changes to the billing cycle for water and sewer bills. The change eliminates the previous twice per year bill and replaces it with a quarterly billing schedule.
The last biannual water, sewer and stormwater bill was mailed out on September 9, 2021. That bill covered the billing period of February 2021 – July 2021. A bill will be mailed in late October 2021 covering the billing periods of August and September 2021.
We will then be on a traditional quarterly billing cycle of:
Quarterly Billing Schedule
Months in Quarter
July, August, September
Approximately December 1 or 30 days after the bill is mailed
October, November, December
Approximately March 1 or 30 days after the bill is mailed
January, February, March
Approximately June 1 or 30 days after the bill is mailed
April, May, June
Approximately September 1 or 30 days after the bill is mailed
Historically sewer charges was based off of water usage with a 220 unit residential cut off per fiscal year.
At the September 19, 2022 the Select Board approved a residential summer quarter usage cap of 55 units. This means residential sewer accounts' April/May/June and July/August/September usage bills will have a maximum sewer usage of 55 units charged. Any water usage over 55 units will not be charged for sewer. The October/November/December and January/February/March sewer usage will be charged based off of total water usage during the period. Commercial accounts sewer are based off of total water usage.
FY24 rate for water is $3.76, the Meter / Distribution charge will increase 4.3% for each meter size
FY24 rate for sewer was $3.13/unit with two quarters of 55 unit cutoffs (April- June and July- September), no cutoff on other two quarters
FY23 rate for water is $3.68/unit.
FY23 rate for sewer was $3.26/unit (First FY23 invoice was billed at $2.75/unit)
At the September 19, 2022 Select Board Meeting, the Select Board approved retroactively instituting the residential sewer 55 summer quarterly cap to July 1, 2022. Residential Accounts which were charged between 55-220 units on their 8/1/22 invoice, will be issued a credit on their July/August/September usage invoice. (Credit will be # of units charged over 55 times $2.75)