Water Rate Schedule

RATE SCHEDULE  -  WATER SERVICE


SECTION A FIXED SERVICE CHARGE

(1) The fixed service charges for all classes of users shall be based on their service meter size at the following rates:

Meter Size Service Charge Per Quarter
5/8"
3/4"
1"
1-1/2"
2"
3"
4"
6"

$ 55.00
$ 85.00
$145.00
$295.00
$475.00
$895.00
$1,495.00
$2,995.00

Customers with multiple meters shall be charged for each meter at the above indicated rate.

SECTION B-CONSUMPTION CHARGE

(1) In addition to the fixed service charge set forth above the following rate shall be applicable to water furnished in any quarter:

$3.65 per 1, 000 gallons

SECTION C PRIVATE FIRE PROTECTION SERVICE

(1) Annual stand-by water charges for sprinkler system.

Connection Size Annual Charge
4" (or smaller)
6"
8"
10"

$  95.63
$212.50
$382.50
$595.00

(2) The annual charge for each hydrant shall be $212.50

(3) No charge shall be made for water used in the extinguishing of accidental fires, and water for any other purpose shall be drawn, from a private fire connection.

(4) Fire protection shall be provided by separate connections to the Authority's mains, for which the connection fee set forth in Section H hereof shall not be applicable.

SECTION D-PUBLIC FIRE PROTECTION SERVICE

(1) The annual charge for each hydrant shall be $212.50.

(2) No charge shall be made for water used in the extinguishing of accidental fire.

SECTION E-MISCELLANEOUS

(1) The Authority reserves the right to install temporary meters during construction of any residential or commercial structure. Fees for installation of temporary meters shall be promulgated by the Authority and will be available upon request.

(2) The use of water for building purposes, irrigation of other construction, shall be metered at a hydrant to be determined by the Authority. The user shall pay a $50.00 installation cost and a $500.00 deposit ,for the meter at the time of application to the Authority. The charge for water usage will thereafter be made on the basis of Section B hereof. The application for such water services shall be made by the owner of the property on which said water is to be used The Authority shall have its statutory lien on such property for the collection of said charges.

(3) Other:

A - The Cost to Teplace an Existing Account's Meter:

5/8" Meter          $135.00
3/4" Meter          $185.00
1" Meter             $200.00
1 1/2" Meter       $500.00
2" Meter             $700.00

B - The Cost to Replace Meter Parts:

5/8" Meter Plate: $13.00 3/4" Meter Plate: $15.00
5/8" Meter Gasket: $ 3.25 3/4" Meter Gasket: $ 3.25
5/8" Meter Liner: $ 3.25 3/4" Meter Liner: $ 3.25
Total Amount
$19.50
Total Amount
$21.50

C - Miscellaneous Fees:
BTMUA Rules and Regulations: $75.00
Returned Check Fee: $20.00
Title Searches Billed a $1.00 Each of a Flat Monthly Fee of $30.00
Open Public Records Fee: .05/.07 per Letter/Legal Page
Overtime Rate: $55.00 per Hour (Min 2 Hrs)
New/Reconnection Inspection Fees: First Fee, Each Additional: $25.00
Seasonal Turn On/Off: Free 1 x Annually, Each Additional $25.00
Demolition of House/Disconnection Fee: First Scheduled Appt.: $25.00
         Each Additional: $25.00
After Hours Labor/Appointments: Current Overtime Rate (Min 2 Hrs)
Meter Replacement Due to Downsize/Upgrade - See Replacement Costs
Damage to BTMUA Equipment: Billed at Replacement Costs + OT if Required
Hydrant Damage: Billed at Replacement Costs + Min 4 Hrs OT if Required

(4) In the event that any waqter meter shall become damaged or otherwise inoperable during any billing period, the bill for that billing period shall be based on an estimated use of water computed with reference to prior seasonal water usage.

 

SECTION F-PAYMENT

(1) All fixed service charges and consumption charges are payable quarterly. Standby charges shall be billed quarterly in advance. No partial payment of any bill will be accepted by the Authority.

SECTION G-CONNECTION FEES AND CHARGES

(1) The initial fee for the right to connect directly or indirectly to the Authority's water system shall include a connection charge or fee and a meter fee, as well as, fees for review and inspection of work to be accomplished by the applicant in keeping with the requirements of the Authority's Rules and Regulations. These connection fees, which are one-time initial service charges for the right to connect to the Authority's water system.

(2) Schedule of connection fees for all classes of users shall be based upon the service meter size at the following rates:

Meter Size Connection Fee
5/8"
3/4"
1"
1-1/2"
2"

$ 1,100.00
$ 1,225.00
$ 1,505.00
$ 2,045.00
$ 2,705.00


(a) For all connection sizes other than the above, rates may be obtained by application to the Authority.

(b) Where water lines are installed by the developers, and the developer provides the meter installed in the house to the Authority, there shall be deducted from the above connection fee the amount equivalent to the cost of said meter which shall be demonstrated to the Authority by certified voucher for said meter.

(3) Connection fees are payable at the option of the applicant in five installments with the initial installment paid at the time of the connection, the subsequent payment due annually for four years thereafter with a flat $20.00 (twenty) service fee. In the case of real estate developers, the connection fees for the development shall be payable at the time of final approval, provided that in any development of more than 10 units the connection fees for the first 10 units shall be payable at the time of final approval with the balance of connection fees payable in groups of 10 units at a time in advance of the actual connections.

SECTION H-FILING REVIEW AND INSPECTION FEES

Where mains are to be constructed by anyone other than the Authority, the applicant shall make application and pay fees as listed below:

(a) Application for Review of Preliminary Plans:
      Base Fee (Minor Subs, etc.) $450.00
      Major Subdivision or Major Site Plan $50.00 per unit ($500.00 minimum)

(b) Application for Tentative Approval:
      Review Fee 3% of Estimated Construction Cost ($500.00 Minimum)

(c) Application for Final Approval:
      Review Fee 2-1/2% of Estimated Construction Cost ($500.00 Minimum)

      Inspection Fee 5% of Estimated Construction Cost ($750.00 Minimum)

(d) Assimilation of record drawings into overall GIS - 2% of estimated construction
      cost ($500.00 minimum)

(e) Attorneys Fees and Expenses $3,000
The Applicant shall be responsible for all attorney fees and expenses incurred by the Authority. In the event that the attorney fees and expenses exceed the initial escrow the Applicant shall, before final approval, pay to the Authority any and all amounts necessary to pay said fees and expenses.

(f) Accountants Fees and Expenses
The Applicant shall be responsible for all accountant fees and expenses if applicable, billed at current contractual hourly rate.

 

Applications for extensions of approval with no changes must be accompanied by a review fee of $500.00. Application for revisions after submittal and initial review must be accompanied by a minimum review fee of $500.00 or 50% of the original application fee, whichever is greater.

  
 
     

 

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