See How Much Watertown Water, Sewer Rates Could Rise Next Year

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The Town Council will decide the water and sewer rates for next year at its June 24 meeting, and they are proposed to rise.

The proposed water rates would raise rates by 3.7 to 3.8 percent, depending on how much water is used. Service charges for meters will also rise 3.7 to 3.8 percent. Sewer rates will also rise, but not as steeply – between 2.8 and 2.9 percent.

The one thing that will not be rising will be the fire charge.

For users of 0-3,000 cubicĀ feet of water per quarter, the rate was $4 per 100 cubic foot this year and would go up to $4.15. From 3,001 to 30,000 cubic feet per quarter, the price rises from 6.22 per 100 cubic feet to $6.45. Both are 3.7 percent increases.

For both users of more than 30,000 cubic feet and for irrigation, the rate will go from $9.81 per 100 cubic feet to $10.19. That represents a 3.8 percent increase.

The sewer rates would go from $7.73 to $7.95 for users of 0-3,000 cubic feet per quarter. For 3,001-30,000 cubic feet per quarter, the rate goes up from $9.98 to $10.17, and for over 30,000 cubic feet per quarter, the rate rises from $13.38 to $13.76.

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