How will my sewer fee be calculated under the new usage-based method?
Sewer users should become familiar with their water bills (either Hazardville Water Company or Connecticut Water Company). The sewer fee will be based upon quarterly water use. A seasonal adjustment is made by reducing the monthly June, July, and August usages of potable water by 7.5%. This “winter only” method minimizes the impact of water used only for lawn and garden irrigation or pools that is not treated at the Enfield wastewater treatment plant, thus incurring less expense.

There will also be a minimum flat fee of $13 per quarter for residential users if water usage falls below a de minimis amount of 3,835 gallons (or 3.835 kG) per quarter.

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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?