Water Rent, Permit & Testing Fees

Effective January 2018

Water Rent Rates


  

Water Rent


Water Rate Tier
Price / CCF
Up to 500 cubic feet
$2.21
501 CF to 5,000 cubic feet
$4.58
5,001 CF to 50,000 cubic feet
$4.79
50,001 CF to 500,000 cubic feet
$3.26
500,001 cubic feet and over
$2.81
 Please note that 1 cubic foot = 7.48 gallons. 


 
Minimum Consumption and Bill by Meter Size


Meter Size
(inches)

Minimum Consumption
(cubic feet)
Minimum Consumption
Charge
5/8 and 3/4
500
$11.05
1
2,000
$79.75
1 1/2
4,000
$171.35
2
6,000
$265.05
3, 4, 6, 8, and 10
100
$204.00

Basic Service Fee 
There is a basic water service fee of $5.00 for every bill. 
Notes:
1.   All rates above are for customers within Town of Bethlehem Water Districts
2.   Out-of-district customers will be billed twice in-District rates
3.   A 10% late fee will be assessed on any bill not paid by the due date


Water Permits


Water permits are required for all water connections and repairs. A Water Connection Permit Application must be completed and brought to the Department of Public Works Office in Room 203 at Town Hall.  All connections and repairs also require an inspection.


Water Permit and Tap Fees


 
Water Permit Type                   Rate
Water Tap and Meter (Note: Charges for labor
 & materials that exceed the initial $1,650 will 
 be billed to the applicant after the work is  completed.)
$1,650
Water Tap Inspection/Observation Fee (Tap made by others) $200
Meter and Meter Transceiver Unit (MXU) Only Fees
   - 3/4"
   - 1"
   - 1 1/2"
   - 2"


$620
$620
$1,500
$1,900
Water Tanker/Hydro Seeding Permit $500
Meter Replacement Cost Only Current meter cost per annual bid process + Labor costs for installation
New Master Meter/Commercial Account Fee for Meters > 2" $285
Meter Transceiver Unit (MXU) Only Fee for Meters > 2" $200
Meter Test $60
Service Calls - Mon-Fri, 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
(e.g., locating curb box, turning water on/off)
$60
($120 on nights/weekends and holidays)
Additional/Follow-up Inspections $60
($120 after hours, weekends, holidays)



Backflow Prevention Device Review Fee



Type of Test   Rate
Review Fee $200



Fire Hydrant - Flow Testing and Meter Box Fees



Type of test Rate
Witnessing of Fire Flow Test (test by others) $175.00 per test
Performance of Fire Flow Test and Analysis $360.00 per test
Unmetered/Meter Box Rate
Unmetered Fire Service/Sprinklers Fee $30 per quarter
Meter box and backflow preventer maintenance charge $300
Meter Box upfront deposit for water usage (Note: Upfront $550.00 payment will be used to pay for water usage.  Water usage beyond that amount will be billed in accordance with the water rents shown above.) $550
Unauthorized hydrant use fee/penalty $1,000

A service charge of 1.5% per month for permit/tap and flow testing fees for balances due after 30 days.