Friday, April 18, 2014

Sewer Use & Assessment

In the South Woodstock area, there are several households that are connected to the sewer line that was installed in 1997 by the Water Pollution Control Authority.  Each homeowner on the sewer line was responsible for the initial costs of the connection fee.   At that time, the costs could be paid in full or paid over a 20 year period at a 2 % interest rate, with no pre-payment penalty.  Every March and September, the sewer assessment bills are mailed to homeowners that still have an unpaid balance.

In addition, there is a sewer usage fee to all residential homeowners and businesses on the sewer line.  The yearly residential flat fee for sewer usage is now $636.48 per unit and is billed in two installments of $318.24 every July and January.   The July billing covers the time period of the previous January 1 through June 30 of the same year.  The January billing covers the time period of the previous July 1 through December 31.

Industries and institutions are on a metered sewer usage basis.  Readings are taken on the businesses monthly and reported to the Water Pollution Control Authority and billed yearly at a rate of $6.975 per 1000 gallons. These bills are mailed August 1st of each year and cover the previous 12 months water usage.

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