WEST GROTON WATER SUPPLY DISTRICT

SERVICE AND WATER RATES

Providing West Groton with quality water for over 100 years.

 305 Townsend Road  West Groton, MA    Phone 978-448-3711         info@westgrotonwater.org

Rates are reviewed annually


All customers are encouraged to compare their meter reading to
the current bill.


Residential Water and Tax Bills are sent four times per year:
January, April, July and October

Commercial Water bills are sent monthly


RATES FOR SERVICE
System Development Charge (per diameter inch) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 4,000.00
Customer/Plumber shut off and turn on (one trip)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50.00
Shut off . . . . . $50.00 . . .    Reinstatement for non-payment . . . . . . . . . .$50.00
Shut off . . . . . $50.00 . . .    Reinstatement for Rules Violation . . . . . . . . .$50.00
Final Reading/Transfer of Account  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Usage plus   $50.00
Request for duplicate bill/Special paper work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.00
Residential Water Meter Test . . . (1 hour labor) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$75.00
Broken Water Seal . . First Offense $250.00 . . . Second Offense . . . . $1,000.00
Replacement of frozen or damaged residential meter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $150.00
Fire Hydrant Usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Usage plus . . $ 50.00
Fire Hydrant flow test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $150.00
Back Flow Prevention Device Test – Semi Annual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $75.00
Unauthorized use of water – per occurrence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,000.00
Hydrant tampering per occurrence, Per MGL. Ch 148 Sec 27A  . . . . .$1,000.00
Service charge (per hour) during business hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $60.00
          After normal business hours (per hour) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85.00

Fire Sprinkler:   annual charge pro-rated based per size of service

Special District Tax for Well Payment:   $.50 cents per thousand of valuation,          (billed from Town of Groton)

RATES FOR WATER
Minimum Charge/Process Fee ($25.00 per quarter) . . . . . . $ 100.00 (annually)
Booster Pump Station (BPS) charge - Academy Hill Residents only
                                                          ($25.00 per quarter) . . . . .$ 100.00 (annually)
PLUS:
Per Unit Rate for usage: up to 40 Units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4.00
Per Unit Rate for usage from: 41 Units up to 80 Units  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5.00
Per Unit Rate for usage from: 81 Units and Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6.00
All Rates are per Unit: 1 Unit = 100 Cubic Feet (~748 gallons)


TITLE 5 REPORTS

Water usage reports for your Title V compliance  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.00

Reports can be ordered during office hours and can be picked up, faxed or emailed.  For more information on Title 5 visit   Mass.gov


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DELINQUENT ACCOUNTS

Customers with delinquent accounts will be notified by certified mail or delivered by Town Constable to pay the account in full by a certain day or the service will be shut off and will not be turned on until account is paid in full plus the shut-off and turn-on charges. All delivery and/or certified mail fees will be added to delinquent account.

Residential water bills are sent four times per year, January, April, July and October, and are due the first of the month following.

Special District Tax bills are sent four times per year - January, April, July and October and are due the first of February, May, August and November.


We would like to remind our customers that the owners of property are responsible for payment of water bills. It is most important that owners and tenants notify the District when a transfer is to be made so that correct charges are computed at that time.

Terms:
Net the first day of the month following the month billed.


Late Charge:
     1-1/2% per month interest (18% per annum) + Penalty
                -$0.50 per month minimum interest charge


Penalty:
    Payment 31-60 days    $2.00
    Payment 61-90 days    $3.00
    Payment over 90 days (per month)   $5.00


Returned check for insufficient funds  $20.00  (may vary by bank)