General Billing Information / Sewer Use Rates

Please remember that conserving water will help to reduce your sewer use bill.

  1. Properties with Town Water
  2. Properties with Well Water

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:

  • Aquarion Water Company
  • Auburn Water District
  • City of Worcester
  • Elm Hill 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)

Sewer Rates

The fiscal year 2018 sewer rates are as follows:

  1. $180 per unit for the first 5,000 cubic feet of water use, plus $6.94 per 100 cubic feet for any use above the 5,000 cubic feet This rate is applied to each residential or commercial unit, e.g.
    1. One Residential or Commercial Unit - 0 to 5,000 cubic feet = $180 minimum charge. Any usage over the 5,000 cubic feet minimum will be charged $6.94 per 100 cubic feet in addition to the $180 minimum charge
    2. Two Residential or Commercial Units - 0 to 10,000 cubic feet = $360 minimum charge. Any usage over the 10,000 cubic feet minimum will be charged $6.94 per 100 cubic feet in addition to the $360 minimum charge
    3. Three Residential or Commercial Units - 0 to 15,000 cubic feet = $540 minimum charge. Any usage over the 15,000 cubic feet minimum will be charged $6.94 per 100 cubic feet in addition to the $540 minimum charge.