Schedule of Rates Updated 06.30.14

Water Rates

Member Water Rates
Non-Member Water Rates

Municipal Wastewater Rates

Water Rates

Water Rates for Members:
Effective date: May 1, 2014

(1) Monthly Rates: Minimum Charges:

     

Seasonal Rates
Surface Mains  Deep Mains

 
Meter
Size
Min. Charge Allow.
CU FT
Min. Charge Min. Charge Allow.
CU FT
5/8* $8.46 100 $249.17 $211.65 3,600
3/4 9.97 100 307.18 269.66 6,300
1 12.93 100 365.19 327.67 9,000
l 1/2 21.14 100 558.56 521.04 18,000
2 30.45 100 790.58 753.06 28,800
3 55.25 100 1,409.37 1,371.85 57,600
4 83.15 100 2,105.50 2,067.98 90,000
6 160.67 100 4,039.18 4,001.66 180,000
8 253.67 100 6,359.61 6,322.09 288,000
10 367.30 100 12,547.40 12,509.88 576,000
12 486.21 100 19,546.17 19,508.65 900,000
Low Income 2.12 100      
* Standard residential meter  


(2) Monthly Rates: Above Minimum Charge:

For the first 100 cubic feet included in minimum charge
For the next 2,900 cubic feet 2.12 per 100 cubic feet
For the next 7,000 cubic feet 1.72 per 100 cubic feet
For the next 40,000 cubic feet 1.52 per 100 cubic feet
In excess of 50,000 cubic feet 0.86 per 100 cubic feet


Seasonal Rates:

See meter size for the allowance included in the minimum charge.

Excess up to 90,000 cubic feet 2.12 per 100 cubic feet
In excess of 90,000 cubic feet 1.52 per 100 cubic feet

 

Example:  Portland household using a residential meter - 5/8 - and 500 cubic feet of water for one month.  Charge for (Step 1) first 100 cubic feet is $8.46 plus (Step 2) $8.48 (4 x $2.12) for 400 additional cubic feet equals $16.94.

 

 

Estimated Water Charge Based on Typical Usage

Number of People Typical Usage
Gallons = HCF

Rate
1 1,800 = 2 10.58
2 3,600 = 5 16.94
3 5,400 = 7 21.18
4 7,200 = 10 27.54
5 9,000 = 12 31.78
6 10,800 = 14 36.02
7 12,600 = 17 42.38
8 14,400 = 19 46.62
9 16,200 = 22 52.98

* Typical monthly consumption and charges.  Residential users with 5/8 meter.  Based upon daily usage of 60 gallons per person.  Rounded to nearest hcf.  HCF = hundred cubic feet.  748 gallons = 1 hcf.



Water Rates for Non Members:
Effective date: May 1, 2014

 

(1) Monthly Rates: Minimum Charges:

                                                         

     

Seasonal Rates
Surface Mains    Deep Mains

 
Meter
Size
Min. Charge Allow.
CU FT
Min. Charge Min. Charge Allow.
CU FT
5/8 $9.73 100 $286.56 $243.40 3,600
3/4 11.45 100 353.26 310.10 6,300
1 14.90 100 419.99 376.83 9,000
l 1/2 24.31 100 642.35 599.19 18,000
2 35.00 100 909.19 866.03 28,800
3 63.52 100 1,620.80 1,577.64 57,600
4 95.63 100 2,421.34 2,378.18 90,000
6 184.75 100 4,645.08 4,601.92 180,000
8 291.73 100 7,313.56 7,270.40 288,000
10 422.40 100 14,429.51 14,386.35 576,000
12 559.13 100 22,478.11 22,434.96 900,000
Low Income 2.45 100      


(2) Monthly Rates: Above Minimum Charge:

For the first 100 cubic feet included in minimum charge
For the next 2,900 cubic feet 2.45 per 100 cubic feet
For the next 7,000 cubic feet 1.98 per 100 cubic feet
For the next 40,000 cubic feet 1.75 per 100 cubic feet
In excess of 50,000 cubic feet 1.00 per 100 cubic feet

 

Seasonal Rates:

See meter size for the allowance included in the minimum charge

Excess up to 90,000 cubic feet 2.45 per 100 cubic feet
In excess of 90,000cubic feet 1.75 per 100 cubic feet

 

Example:  Standish household using a residential meter - 5/8 - and 400 cubic feet of water for one month.  Charge for (Step 1) first 100 cubic feet is $9.73 plus (Step 2) $7.35 (3 x $2.45) for 300 additional cubic feet equals $17.08.

 

Estimated Water Charge Based on Typical Usage

Number of People Typical Usage
Gallons = HCF
Rate
1 1,800 = 2 12.18
2 3,600 = 5 19.53
3 5,400 = 7 24.43
4 7,200 = 10 31.78
5 9,000 = 12 36.68
6 10,800 = 14 41.58
7 12,600 = 17 48.93
8 14,400 = 19 53.83
9 16,200 = 22 61.18

* Typical monthly consumption and charges.  Residential users with 5/8 meter.  Based upon daily usage of 60 gallons per person.  Rounded to nearest hcf.  HCF = hundred cubic feet.  748 gallons = 1 hcf.

Private Fire Service

For each private fire service connected to the District system, there shall be paid to the District a monthly fire protection charge as follows:

Size of Connection Monthly Charge
Members
Monthly Charge 
Non Members

2

$3.32 $3.81

3

7.45 8.53

4

13.24 15.23

6

31.65 36.39

8

52.99 60.92

10

82.78 95.25

12

119.20 137.09

16

211.91 243.70

 

In cases where fire protection systems are supplied with water through metered connections, the quantity of water used for emergency extinguishment of fires will be estimated upon notification and deducted from the quantity registered by the meter before billing.

 


Municipal Wastewater Rates

MIN HCF MIN CHARGE ADDITIONAL HCF
PORTLAND 8.81 8.81
CUMBERLAND 34.25 5.29
SO PORTLAND 4.66 4.66
CAPE ELIZABETH 46.00 5.41
WESTBROOK 11.13 6.13
GORHAM 13.74  6.29
 WINDHAM 5 48.84 3.24
FALMOUTH

 

 

 

- 37.27 per living unit Residential Rate Per Unit
- (37.27 per unit) + (17 fixtures per unit minus total # fixtures) @ 1.76 *commercial >17 schools
- 34.95 for every 15 students  

HCF = Hundred Cubic Feet

Example:   Portland household used 500 cubic feet in one month.  $8.81 for the first 100 cubic feet plus $35.24 for 400 (8.81 x 4) cubic feet equals $43.34  For more examples, see the charts below. 

Estimated On Typical Wastewater Usage

 

Effective Dates

01/01/2013

07/01/14

07/01/14

# OF PEOPLE

GALLONS = HCF

WESTBROOK

SOUTH PORTLAND

PORTLAND

1,880 = 2

17.26 9.32 17.62

2

3,600 = 5

35.65 23.30 44.05

3

5,400 = 7

47.91 32.62 61.67

4

7,200 = 10

66.30 46.60 88.10

5

9,000 = 12

78.56 55.92 105.72

6

10,800 = 14

90.82 65.24 123.34

7

12,600 = 17

109.21 79.22 149.77

8

14,400 = 19

121.47 88.54 167.39

9

16,200 = 22

139.86 102.52 193.82

 

 

Effective Dates:  09/01/13 03/01/13 04/01/09  11/01/06 
# OF PEOPLE GALLONS = HCF CUMBERLAND CAPE ELIZABETH WINDHAM GORHAM
1 1,800= 2 44.83 51.41 48.84 20.03
2 3,600= 5  60.70 67.64 48.84 38.90
3 5,400= 7  71.28 78.46 55.32 51.48
4 7,200= 10  87.15 94.69 65.04 70.35
5 9,000= 12  97.73 105.51 71.52 82.93
6 10,800= 14  108.31 116.33 78.00 95.51
7 12,600= 17  124.18 132.56 87.72 114.38
8 14,400= 19  134.76 143.38 94.20 126.96
9 16,200= 22  150.63 159.61 103.92 145.83

For additional information on wastewater rates and billing, please call the District's Customer Service Hotline @ 761-8310 or e-mail us. Because sewer services are often a collaboration between the Portland Water District and your local city or town, you can contact PWD or the person below who represents your community for more information on your wastewater charges and service:

Brad Roland, Portland  874-8460
Pam Bosarge, Cumberland  829-2207 
Colleen Mitchell, South Portland  767-7675 
Mike McGovern, Cape Elizabeth  799-5251 
Eric Dudley, Westbrook  854-9105  ex. 222
Freeman Abbott, Gorham
Laurie Nordfors, Gorham
222-1608
222-1675
Anthony Plante, Windham  892-1907
Diane Moore, Falmouth 781-4462