DPW: 2021 Water & Sewer Rate Increase

The Department of Public Works through its Water and Sewer Division has the responsibility to review the Enterprise Funding Account and sustainability to provide necessary funding for the yearly operation of both water and sewer, as well as capital improvements to water and sewer infrastructure. The department is responsible to provide clean drinking water and sanitary sewer discharge for the town.

The planning process for reviewing the water and sewer rates began within the DPW in June 2020.  (See the Water Resources and Rate Planning section on the DPW Water & Sewer Division page.) The initial rate recommendation was presented to the Board of Selectmen on January 5, 2021.  A public hearing on the rates was held on February 2, 2021 at 8pm.

The Board of Selectmen in their capacity as the towns water and sewer commissioners approved the following rates during a public hearing conducted on February 2, 2021.

The new water & sewer rates will be effective July 1, 2021 as follows:

IN TOWN
Water Consumption Rate   Sewer Use Rate
Base Charge ** $25.00   Base Charge ** $50.00
0 – 500 CF $2.78   1 – 500 CF $5.95
501 – 1000 CF $7.34   501 – 1000 CF $11.46
1001 – 2500 CF $7.97  

1001-2500 CF

$11.46
Over 2500 CF $9.25   Over 2500 CF $14.06
OUT OF TOWN
Water Consumption Rate   Sewer Use Rate
Base Charge ** $34.00   Base Charge ** $73.75
0 – 500 CF $3.89   1 – 500 CF $8.33
501 – 1000 CF $10.28   501 – 1000 CF $16.05
1001 – 2500 CF $11.16   1001-2500 CF $16.05
Over 2500 CF $12.95   Over 2500 CF $19.68

** Base Charge includes 0 CF (cubic feet)

Please visit the DPW Water & Sewer Division page to read the supporting documents for details on the rate increase and how it will be applied to Maynard’s water and sewer infrastructure.