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SCHEDULE OF WATER FEES AND CHARGES EFFECTIVE – JULY 1, 2016
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WATER RATES

The New Shoreham Sewer and Water Commissions have adopted a rate structure that accounts
for variable costs and fixed costs associated with the operational, safety and plant needs. 

User Fees
Variable costs will be recovered by user fees based on monthly flow and include such costs such as electricity,
fuel oil, chemicals, and other materials.  Rates for user fees change quarterly.

Water User Fee Charge per 1,000 Gallons

January – March $13.60

April – June $20.40

July – September $27.20

October – December $13.60

RI Water Resource Board $0.0292 per 100 gallons
RI sales tax on commercial account only: 7%

Monthly Customer Charge
  The monthly customer charge is for the purpose of recovering costs associated with the
facilities’ fixed cost on capital infrastructure (i.e. pump stations, transmission lines, treatment plant mechanics, etc.). The debt service payments are the loan obligations on the capital projects financed through the USDA. These fixed costs are incurred whether or not any water/sewer is used by the consumer.

High Impact 1: $15.25/month


If the account has an annual usage of greater than or equal to 73,000 gallons and less than 65% of that use occurs June-Sept it is determined to be high impact 1.

High Impact 2: $38.00/month

If the account has an annual usage of greater than or equal to 73,000 gallons and greater than 65% of that use occurs June-Sept it is determined to be high impact 2.

Low Impact 1: $9.10/month

If the account has an annual usage of less than or equal to 72,000 gallons and less than 65% of that use occurs June-Sept it is determined to be low impact 1.

Low Impact 2: $22.80/month

If the account has an annual usage of less than or equal to 72,000 gallons and greater than 65% of that use occurs June-Sept it is determined to be low impact 2.

 

 
Over Usage Penalty Charge:  July – September only, $55.00/1,000 gallons over account allocation.
Water Allocation

 

$10.76 per gallon per day, paid in advance.  Updated each year in October.

Click here for allocation information

 

Sprinkler Service: $1,265 per annum
Fire Flow Test: $50.00 per occurrence, must receive Permit from Water Superintendent
Hydrants: $500.00 per annum


Standby Service based on previous year’s 3rd Quarter usage:
100,000 – 125,000 gallons: $460.00 per quarter
126,000 – 475,000 gallons: $690.00 per quarter
476,000 gallons and greater: $920.00 per quarter

Accounts are payable by the end of the month in which the bill is received.
Interest – 18% per annum, charged 1.5% monthly on accounts unpaid by end of month.

 

OTHER WATER CHARGES  
Seasonal meter: $50.00 per on site visit, turn on/off service and install/remove meter
Meter Testing/Reading: $35.00 per on site visit
Frozen Meter: $50.00 per event plus cost of meter and parts
New Account:  $35.00 per connection plus cost of parts; we supervise installation
Permit Fee:  $35.00
Backflow Device Test: $80.00 per test
Inspection Fee: $35.00 per connection per visit
Tapping fees (Water): 1” :  $600 plus materials   2”  : $800 plus materials

Engineering Plan Review
                                       $100 single dwelling property
                                       $300 minor subdivision:  2-5 dwelling per property

                                       $500 major subdivision:  5-10 dwelling per property
                                       Other projects: price determined by engineer’s quotation
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SCHEDULE OF SEWER FEES AND CHARGES EFFECTIVE – JULY 1, 2016


SEWER RATES

The New Shoreham Sewer and Water Commissions have adopted a rate structure that accounts
for variable costs and fixed costs associated with the operational, safety and plant needs. 

User Fees
Variable costs will be recovered by user fees based on monthly flow and include such costs such as electricity,
fuel oil, chemicals, and other materials.  As in the past, rates for user fees change quarterly.

Sewer Use Charge per 1,000 Gallons


January – March $11.02

April – June $27.55

July – September $44.08

October – December $22.04

Monthly Customer Charge
The monthly customer charge is for the purpose of recovering costs associated with the
facilities’ fixed cost on capital infrastructure (i.e. pump stations, transmission lines, treatment plant mechanics, etc.). The debt service payments are the loan obligations on the capital projects financed through the USDA. These fixed costs are incurred whether or not any water/sewer is used by the consumer.

High Impact 1: $22.50/month

If the account has an annual usage of greater than or equal to 73,000 gallons and less than 65% of that use occurs June-Sept it is determined to be high impact 1.

High Impact 2: $56.70/month

If the account has an annual usage of greater than or equal to 73,000 gallons and greater than 65% of that use occurs June-Sept it is determined to be high impact 2.

Low Impact 1: $13.95/month

If the account has an annual usage of less than or equal to 72,000 gallons and less than 65% of that use occurs June-Sept it is determined to be low impact 1.

Low Impact 2: $34.20/month

If the account has an annual usage of less than or equal to 72,000 gallons and greater than 65% of that use occurs June-Sept it is determined to be low impact 2.


Over Usage Penalty Charge: July – September only, $17.00/1,000 gallons over account allocation.

Sewer Allocation $11.29 per gallon per day, paid in advance. Updated each year in October

Click here for allocation information


Install/Remove meter: $35.00 per occurrence.
Septage/Boat Pump-outs: $85.00 per 1,000 gallons
Subtraction Meter Rental: $300.00 annual, payable in June.

Accounts are payable by the end of the month in which the bill is received.
Interest – 16% per annum, charged 1.33% monthly on accounts unpaid by end of month.


OTHER SEWER CHARGES
Seasonal meter: $50.00 per on site visit, turn on/off service and install/remove meter
Meter Testing/Reading: $35.00 per on site visit
Frozen Meter: $50.00 per event plus cost of meter and parts
New Account: $35.00 per connection plus cost of parts; we supervise installation
Permit Fee: $35.00
Inspection Fee: $35.00 per connection per visit

Engineering Plan Review
                                       $100 single dwelling property
                                       $300 minor subdivision:  2-5 dwelling per property

                                       $500 major subdivision:  5-10 dwelling per property
                                       Other projects: price determined by engineer’s quotation
.

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