Who pays the sewer bill, particularly if the property is rented?
All sewer charges, fees, penalties and interest shall be paid by the property owner or by a tenant or agent whom the property owner has authorized in writing for the Sewer Department to bill; provided that each property owner shall remain fully responsible for all sewer charges, fees, penalties, and interest with respect to his / her property, whether such charges were incurred by or on account of him / herself or on account of some other person or business. If a property is rented, the renter and the property owner would normally have a rental agreement or lease. Generally, the rental agreement would identify who is responsible for paying utilities (water, electricity, gas, oil, etc.). We recommend that renters and property owners discuss the new sewer bill and amend any previous agreements to reflect who is responsible for sewer bill payment.

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1. What is the reason the fee is being changed?
2. When does this change become effective?
3. How will my sewer fee be calculated under the new usage-based method?
4. Can you give an example of how the residential sewer fee is calculated?
5. How will this affect my property taxes?
6. If the Town of Enfield converts to a user fee will the fees be tax deductible?
7. How does Enfield's new sewer rate compare to other Connecticut towns?
8. Who pays the sewer bill, particularly if the property is rented?
9. Will the sewer use fee be billed along with your taxes?
10. How will the new sewer fee affect "non-profits" including Fire and Police?
11. What about people who have public sewer but not public water (i.e., a private well)?
12. What happens if I do not pay my sewer bill?
13. What about people who have septic systems and are not connected to public sewer?