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 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, 7:00am - 3:30pm
(e.g., locating curb box, turning water on/off)
$60
($120 on nights/weekends and 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.