Can you give an example of how the residential sewer fee is calculated?
On your water bill, there is a number representing the household’s water usage for the quarter. It is now provided in increments of 1,000 Gallons (kG).

Example #1

Let’s assume the February water bill is 19 kG (this would be typical for a 2-3 person household with relatively efficient fixtures). This is then multiplied by a sewer rate (rate will vary annually - 2014 rate is projected to be $3.39 per kG):

19 kG x $3.39 = $64.41 per quarter ($257.64 annually)

Example #2

For higher water users (users using over 20 kG per quarter), the sewer rate will be at $5.08 per kG. This rate tier is anticipated to affect commercial, industrial and residential users with higher water usage.

Users will receive their sewer billing from the town in quarterly payments due in February, May, August, and November.

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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?