Town of Cumberland, RI
Providence County
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[Ord. of 1-13-1972, art. IX, § 1]
(a) 
The use charges for sewer accommodations shall be in accordance with the regulations established by the Narragansett Bay Sewer Commission. These charges payable to the Narragansett Bay Sewer Commission may be modified and changed by the commission in accordance with state law.
(b) 
A table of charges set by the Narragansett Bay Sewer Commission is available in the Town Clerk's office.
[Ord. No. 91-23, § 1, 9-18-1991]
The schedule of sewer assessment rates for sewers within the Town is available in the Town Clerk's office and is also set out in appendix C to the Code (Schedule of fees and charges).
[Ord. No. 03-02, § 1, 2-5-2003]
The Town regularly provides services to maintain the sewer system including, but not limited to maintenance, collections and administration and shall be entitled to charge the users of the Town sewer system an annual fee to compensate the Town for services provided.
[Ord. No. 03-02, § 1, 2-5-2003]
There shall be a sewer use maintenance and operation fee established which said fee shall bear a reasonable relation to the cost to the Town for services provided by the Town to maintain the sewer system.
[Ord. No. 03-02, § 1, 2-5-2003; Ord. No. 03-02A, § 1, 5-5-2004; Ord. No. 05-18A, § 1, 5-18-2005; Ord. No. 09-06A, § 1, 3-18-2009; Ord. No. 09-11, § 1, 5-20-2009]
(a) 
Effective up on the passage of this section there shall be a sewer use maintenance and operation fee inclusive of a sewer fund deficit reduction amount for each building tied into the Town sewer system.
(b) 
The annual fee will be paid by the owner of each building which is tied into the Town sewer system. The annual fee shall be $61 per (EDU) equivalent dwelling unit, until further amended by the Town Council. A $21 portion of this $61 amount shall be restricted for the exclusive purpose of retiring the sewer fund deficit. One EDU charge will be billed per each single-family housing unit. For example, a two-unit residential building will be charged $122, a three-unit residential building will be charged $183, etc.
(c) 
Equivalent dwelling units (EDU) billing categories will equate each commercial and industrial sewer user to a single-family residential user. A single-family residential user is established by determining annual wastewater consumption, using the state department of environmental management's value which equals 220 HCF per EDU per year. There will be three commercial and industrial billing categories based on consumption ranges as measured by annual wastewater consumption in terms of HCF and listed on the following table. All category C1/I1 users will be charged for two EDU's or $122 and all C2/I2 sewer users will be charged for nine EDU's or $549; and C3/I3 sewer users will be charged for 18 EDU's plus $0.15 per HCF > 4,000 HCF.
Classification
Consumption
(HCF)
EDU
Fee
C1/I1
0 to 500
2
$122
C2/I2
501 to 4,000
9
$549
C3/I3
Greater than 4,000
18
$1,098, plus $0.15 per HCF > 4,000 HCF
[Ord. No. 03-02, § 1, 2-5-2003; amended 12-4-2019 by Ord. No. 19-31]
The sewer use maintenance and operation fee shall be due on March 1 of each year, commencing June 1, 2003, and shall be paid within 30 days thereafter or within 30 days after the mailing of notice of the annual sewer use maintenance and operation fee, whichever is later. Payments not made within 30 days as aforementioned shall accure interest at the rate of 12% per annum.