Water and Sewer Bills

PRESS RELEASE – FY 2019 WATER/SEWER RATES


At the June 4, 2018 Longmeadow Select Board meeting, the Select Board acting as Water and Sewer Commissioners, revised the Fiscal Year 2019 water rates. The previously set water rate for FY 2019 was $3.22 per 100 cubic feet and was set in January, 2018. As a result of an April 19, 2018 notice of a revised capital budget requested by the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission and the projected mid-August bonding of the Town’s new DPW facility, the estimated costs to the Town jumped over $135,000. The Longmeadow Water and Sewer Commissioners acted to offset the large increase through a reduction to the water reserves and an increase from the FY 2019 original water rate of $3.22 per 100 cubic feet to $3.27 per 100 cubic feet. The new rates will be reflected in the water and sewer bills users will receive in September 2018. The September bill will include water and sewer usage from the last meter reading done in early February 2018 through early August 2018, the next projected meter reading date. The Water Distribution System Charge will again not apply to the FY 19 rates. The sewer usage rate remained at $2.50 per 100 cubic feet. Additional costs associated with the mid-August bonding of the Town’s new DPW facility were offset by a reduction in sewer reserves. The Sewer Collection System Charge (fixed charge which is billed semi-annually and based on water meter size) was not changed nor was the annual sewer use cut off of 220 cubic feet for residential customers.

For further information please contact Paul J. Pasterczyk, Finance Director at 565-4136
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Water and sewer bills are issued twice per year, typically in March and in September. Sewer charges are based off of water usage with a 220 unit residential cut off per fiscal year. This means that if you use more than 220 units of water in a fiscal year, you will not be billed for anything over 220 units of sewer

The current rate for one unit of water is $3.27 
The current rate for one unit of sewer is $2.50

One unit is 748.5 gallons.

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Please visit the Changes to Water Accounts page if you need to make any changes to a water account, including sales. 
The unusual hot and dry summer has led many residents to run their irrigation systems more often than normal.  Residents are reminded that irrigation systems consume a significant amount of water and may contribute to a higher-than-normal bill.