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Water Rates & Fees
Rates are  Effective
January 2009

RATES Customer Account Charge:  $42.00 is billed twice a year to every metered account regardless of the amount of water used, if any.

Watershed Protection Fee:  $10.00  is billed twice a year to every metered account.  District voters approved this fee for the the acquisition of land and conservation restrictions for protecting our water supply wells.

Safe Drinking Water Act:  This is a pass-through fee assessed by the Massachusets Department of Environmental Protection at $.0089 per thousand gallons (rounded up to the nearest penny)

Water Usage Rate per Thousand Gallons
Effective  January 2009 to present
$2.50 per 1,000 up to 50,000 gallons
$3.00 per 1,000 between 51,000 and 100,000
$3.50 per 1,000 from 101,000 gallons and up
Unpaid water bills are a lien on real estate.  Interest Charge of 7% will be charged to all unpaid balances more than 30 days due.  A Demand Shut-off Notice of $15.00 will be issued on unpaid balances of more than $150 and more than 90 days due.
Regular hourly  labor rates:
Weekdays-7:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. ($55.00 per hour)
Seasonal meter charge ($60.00) billed on removal.
Final Bill Charge ($25.00)
Turn Off Charge for Non Payment ($40.00)
Returned Check Fee ($15.00)
Fire Sprinkler ($100.00) per year

The following is the rate schedule for emergency call service:

Weekdays - 4:00 P.M. to 12:00 A.M. - 2 hours minimum
                      ($82.50 per hour) per man, plus parts
                       12:00 A.M. to 6:00 A.M. - 4 hours minimum plus parts

Weekends & - 6:00 A.M. - 12:00 A.M. - 2 hours minimum
Holidays        ($82.50 per hour) per man, plus parts
                        12:00 A.M. - 6:00 A.M. - 4 hours minimum plus parts
                        Each additional hour - $82.50 per man per hour,
                        plus charges for any necessary equipment

Dennis Water District
P.O. Box 2000, 80 Old Bass River Road,
South Dennis, MA 02660-1613
Phone: 508.398.3351  Fax: 508-398-6799
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