Town of Barnstable, MA
Barnstable County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Manager of the Town of Barnstable as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Sewers and water — See Ch. 184.
Wells — See Ch. 397.
[Adopted 4-25-2017]

§ 902-1 Approved service fees.

Approved Service Fees for Fiscal Year 2018 for July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018
Service Provided
FY 18 Fee
Conditions
Field Services
Requested turn on or off
$36.45
During normal working hours
Requested turn on or off
$230.43
After normal working hours
General labor rate
$94.80 per hour
During normal working hours plus materials
General labor rate
$141.47 per hour
After normal working hours plus materials
Hydrant meters
$23.34
Per day for every day used
Labor to set hydrant meter
$39.37
During normal working hours
Labor to remove hydrant meter
$39.37
During normal working hours
Hydrant meter deposit
Covers the cost of replacement of hydrant meter
1-inch meter
$500
Will be refunded in total if meter is returned undamaged; otherwise cost of repair or replacement will be deducted from deposit before return
2-inch meter
$3,000
Cross connection tests
$78.75/$46.66
First device tested $78.75; each additional device at same location $46.66 per device
Cross connection survey
No charge
Customer requested samples
Sample specific fee to recover cost
Frozen meter charges
$94.80 plus parts
Cost of parts plus 15% and labor fee
Meter-test by customer request
$78.75
If meter is correct (98.5% to 101.5% normal flow accuracy)
No charge
If meter is deficient, prorated billing reimbursement or additional charges will be billed
Administration Services
Property transfer, real estate closing
$94.80
Field staff for final meter read; office staff to change customer account and fax paperwork to various entities
Demolition permit approval
$94.80
Field staff to shut off at the curb stop and pull the meter; office staff to change customer account and fax paperwork
Returned check fee
$39.37
Interest on late payments
14%
Bills for water service and related charges are due and payable in 30 days
Line backer
$77.64
Water service protection plan for residential customers
New Development Services
Field Services
Hydrant fire flow tests
$157.51 per set of hydrants
During normal working hours; requestor of test must supply all needed equipment
Construction inspections, residential
$39.37
During normal working hours
Construction inspections, large jobs
N/A
Developer pays for construction inspection
New water meter
Varies
Cost is dependent on size of meter and is the responsibility of the new customer. Ownership is transferred to the water system after the service activation
Labor to set new meter
$94.80
During normal working hours; field staff to set and read the meter; office staff to set up customer account
Meter set and remote, materials
Varies
Cost is dependent on size of service and meter
New sewer deduct meter and remote
Varies
Cost of the meter and appurtenances +15% markup
Labor to set sewer deduct meter
N/A
Customer hires licensed plumber to do install; when completed call the Hyannis Water System
Inspect and remote an installed sewer deduct meter
$94.80
During normal working hours; field staff to tie-in remote and read meter; office staff to set up customer account
Administration Services
Design-plan review and first resubmittal
$0
Covers initial review, comments and resubmittal
Repeat reviews
$4.37/linear foot
Covers additional review of submittal from the third review on
New service SDC 1-inch
$3,281.38
System Development Charge based on 1-inch service line
New service SDC 2-inch
$10,500.17
System Development Charge based on 2-inch service line
New service SDC 4-inch
$21,001.62
System Development Charge based on 4-inch service line
New service SDC 6-inch
$32,813.82
System Development Charge based on 6-inch service line
New service SDC 8-inch
$65,628.91
System Development Charge based on 8-inch service line
Tapping fee
$43,752.19
To tap into an existing water main for a new development water main instead of multiple System Development Charges
Tie-in fee fire sprinkler service 1-inch line
$3,281.38
Per connection of 1-inch fire sprinkler service
Tie-in fee fire sprinkler service 2-inch line
$10,500.17
Per connection of 2-inch fire sprinkler service
Tie-in fee fire sprinkler service 4-inch line
$21,001.62
Per connection of 4-inch fire sprinkler service
Tie-in fee fire sprinkler service 6-inch line
$32,813.82
Per connection of 6-inch fire sprinkler service
Tie-in fee fire sprinkler service 8-inch line
$65,628.91
Per connection of 8-inch fire sprinkler service
Tie-in fee fire sprinkler service 10-inch line
$105,005.50
Per connection of 10-inch fire sprinkler service
Tie-in fee fire sprinkler service 12-inch line
$180,842.88
Per connection of 12-inch fire sprinkler service
[Adopted 4-25-2017]

§ 902-2 Approved usage rates.

A. 
To set the rates based on our costs.
B. 
To separately charge for public fire readiness by improved square footage of the building.
C. 
To continue to charge separately for private fire protection by hydrant and fire sprinkler line size.
D. 
To charge for customer service/meter maintenance by meter size.
E. 
To continue the inclining block charges for residential usage and the fixed block charges for commercial usage.
Approved Water Usage Rates for July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018
Monthly Usage Rates per CCF
(CCF = 100 cubic feet or 748 gallons)
Residential Rate per CCF for FY 2018
Commercial Rate per CCF for FY 2018
0 to 6 CCF
0 to 4,488 gallons
2.7310
2.7776
6 to 20 CCF
4,488 to 14,960 gallons
3.1366
2.7776
Over 20 CCF
Over 14,960 gallons
3.5580
2.7776
NOTES:
Wholesale rate is $2.7141 per CCF.
All rates, charges and fees are effective July 1, 2017.
Water usage rates will be prorated for water used after July 1, 2017.
Monthly Service Charge
Meter Size
(inches)
FY 2018 Rate
5/8
$12.06
3/4
$13.27
1
$30.13
1 1/2
$60.27
2
$96.43
3
$96.43
4
$96.43
6
$96.43
8
$96.43
10
$96.43
Public Fire Readiness Charge
Improved Square Footage Block
FY 2018 Monthly charge
1
0-1,000
$1
2
1,001-2,000
$2.99
3
2,001-4,000
$5.97
4
4,001-10,000
$13.93
5
10,001-20,000
$29.86
6
20,001-40,000
$59.71
7
40,001-599,999
$0.00199/square foot
8
600,000- up
$1,301.72
Private Fire Readiness Charge
Type
FY 2018 Quarterly Fee
Private hydrant
$240.68
Fire sprinkler line
4-inch or less
$86.04
6-inch
$249.95
8-inch
$532.65
10-inch
$957.87
12-inch
$1,547.23