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Schedule of Fees, effective January 1, 2017 (PDF)

  Water Usage Rates

Effective for water used after July 1, 2017

Bills for your water usage are generated quarterly.  One-third of the town is billed each month.  Payment for all bills is due in 30 days.  After 30 days, an interest rate of 1.5% is applied to the amount due.

The rate we use to calculate your quarterly bill is determined by the amount of water used at each meter.  This is a flat rate, per 1,000 gallons, depending on which "block" your water usage falls into.  The more water used at the meter, the higher the rate.  The block rate is applied to the total amount of water used.  That is, we do not charge one rate for the first 6,250 gallons and another for any gallons above 6,250.  Each meter is also assessed a fixed quarterly fee of $28.00.

For instance, consider a customer with a single meter.  For a given quarter, this household consumed 10,300 gallons.   Since this usage is greater than 6,250 but less than 12,500 gallons, we use the rate for "block 2" or $4.00 per 1,000.  The water bill for this household is calculated as follows:

Total consumed: 10,300 gallons

Quarterly fixed usage fee   $28.00
Quarterly usage 10,300 gallons @ $4.00 per 1,000 gallons $41.20
Total Due   $69.20

West Boylston Water District Rates

Effective for water used after July 1, 2017

  Gallons Used Rate
Block 1 1 to 6,250 $3.00 per 1,000 gallons
Block 2 6.251 to 12,500 $4.00 per 1,000 gallons
Block 3 12,501 to 25,000 $5.00 per 1,000 gallons
Block 4 over 25,000 $6.00 per 1,000 gallons


  Connection Fees

Effective January 1, 2017

The fee for a new connection is determined by the size of the service.  This does not reflect additional fees for meters, construction costs, supervision/inspection, police details, materials, road opening and/or other permits or fees. 

1" 2" 4" 6" 8" 10" 12"
$4,000 $8,000 $12,000 $16,000 $20,000 $24,000 $28,000


  Capital Improvement User Fees

Effective January 1, 2017

Customer Class Charge
Residential $2,000 per service
Apartment Bldg. (with 1 meter) $2,000 per unit
Non-Residential based on meter size See below
   5/8" x 3/4" meter size $2,000 per meter
   1" meter size $4,000 per meter
   1 1/2" meter size $6,000 per meter
   2" meter size $8,000 per meter
   Meter size larger than 2" TBD by WBWD  
Fire Protection Service only* $1,000 per inch of main size per service

*Fire Protection and Domestic service are considered as two separate connections.

  Service Charges

Effective January 1, 2017

Turn on or off at curb $60 each
Cross Connection Survey $60 per hour with a 1 hour minimum
Testing Backflow Preventer $60 per test, per device
Hydrant Flow Test $250 per test
Metered Hydrants $60 per day plus water usage
Meter Test 5/8" x 3/4" (residential meters) $50 (no charge if the meter is over registering)
Special Meter Reading (for final bill or pool fill) $30.00 per billing or pool filling for sewer deduct
Meter Valve Replacement 3/4" valve and fittings $100 per meter valve
Special Construction Meter 5/8" x 3/4" $400, prepaid plus usage
Special Construction Meter 2 1/2" $800, prepaid plus usage
Residential Meter 5/8" Radio Read $400 installed with 3/4" valve
Regular hourly rate (operator and equipment) $60 per hour per operator
After Hours Overtime Rate (operator and equipment) $90 per hour, with 2 hour minimum per operator


  Annual Sprinkler Fees

Effective April 1, 2005

Sprinkler fees are calculated based on the area of the building as determined by the records of the West Boylston Board of Assessors.

Building Area in square feet Annual Charge
Up to 9,999 $200.00
10,000 - 19,999 $300.00
20,000 - 29,999 $400.00
30,000 - 39,999 $500.00
40,000 - 49,999 $600.00
50,000 - 59,999 $700.00
60,000 - 69,999 $800.00
70,000 - 79,999 $900.00
80,000 - 89,999 $1,000.00
90,000 - 99,999 $1,100.00
100,000 - 149,999 $1,600.00
150,000 - 199,999 $2,050.00
200,000 and over $2,400.00
Fee Definitions

Connection Fees are charged for the privilege to connect to or alter the water system.  They are for new services only and must be paid before work is started.

User Fees are in addition to connection fees.  It is charged for the privilege to use water.  It must be paid before the water service is activated.

Water Usage Fees are quarterly bills based on the amount of water used.

Installation Fees are optional and must be paid before the work is scheduled.


Sewer Bills?

Have a question on your Sewer Bill? Though your Sewer Bill is based on the amount of water you use, Sewer Bills are generated by the Town of West Boylston's Sewer Division and are not associated with the Water District. You can reach the Sewer Division at 508-835-6133.



























































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