Please remember that conserving water will help to reduce your sewer use bill.
Properties that are connected to Town water are billed for sewer use based on water consumption. Water usage is provided to us from the appropriate water district:
The rates for sewer use are set annually by the Board of Sewer Commissioners. The major factor that affects the sewer rate is the assessment to the Town by the Upper Blackstone Water Pollution Abatement District (UBWPAD). This is the amount that the Town of Auburn has to pay for the treatment of the sewerage transported to the UBWPAD, as well as the Town’s share of an upgrades to the treatment plant which are mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
The fiscal year 2020 sewer rates are as follows:
Properties with well water sewer bills for homes on private wells without meters are calculated according to the current Department of Environmental Protection Title V Regulations as follows:
110 gallons per day per bedroom multiplied by 365 days, then divided by 7.48. This will give the estimated cubic feet used, and then the standard sewer use calculation applies.
The fiscal year 2018 sewer rates for residential well customers are as follows:
Sewer rates for commercial accounts with well water vary depending on the size and use of the building.
Customers with well water have the option of purchasing and installing a water meter, which would then allow sewer billing based on actual water usage.