Water Rates and Charges

Rate for Metered Service

AVAILABILITY

This rate is available to customers located in the Hingham, Hull and Cohasset service areas, for all purposes except fire protection, subject to these Rules and Regulations.

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WATER CHARGE

A water charge will be made for all water used as registered by the meter, as set forth below:

Rate Per Hundred Cubic Feet (CCF)

RATE R1 - Applies to all metered Residential Usage by Customers classified as such on the Weir River Water System’s records.

  • First 12 CCF per Quarter/ 4 CCF per Month $3.613
  • Over 12 CCF per Quarter/ 4 CCF per Month $4.588

RATE G1 - Applies to all metered Commercial Usage by Customers classified as such on the Weir River Water System’s records, which do not qualify for Rate G4.

  • First 12 CCF per Quarter/ 4 CCF per Month $2.668
  • Over 12 CCF per Quarter/ 4 CCF per Month $3.230

RATE G2 - Applies to all metered Public Authority Usage by Customers classified as such on the Weir River Water System’s records, which do not qualify for Rate G4.

  • First 12 CCF per Quarter / 4 CCF per Month $2.653
  • Over 12 CCF per Quarter/ 4 CCF per Month $2.959

RATE G3 - Applies to all metered Industrial Usage by Customers classified as such on the Weir River Water System’s records, which do not qualify for Rate G4.

  • All Usage $2.953

RATE G4 - Applies to the total monthly usage by qualifying non-residential Customers, classified as such on the Weir River Water System’s records, as per the following criteria:

Monthly billed amounts no less than 10,000,000 gallons and no more than 40,000,000 gallons.

Past 12 months total billed amount no less than 120,000,000 gallons.

  • All Usage $2.009

Usage which does not meet these criteria shall be charged at the appropriate G1, G2 or G3 Rate.

SERVICE CHARGE

In addition, all metered general water service Customers shall pay a service charge on the size of each meter installed. Customers with multiple meters shall be charged for each meter at the indicated rate.

Service Charge

Size of Meter

Per Month

Per Quarter

5/8”

$ 16.08

$ 48.24

3/4”

$ 24.05

$ 72.15

1”

$ 40.12

$ 120.36

1 1/2”

$ 80.32

$ 240.96

2”

$ 128.55

$ 385.65

3”

$ 241.10

$ 723.30

4”

$ 401.88

$ 1,205.64

6”

$ 803.82

$ 2,411.46

8”

$ 1,286.16

$ 3,858.48

TERMS OF PAYMENT

The Weir River Water System may render bills on either a quarterly or monthly basis. The above rates are payable within thirty (30) days of the date of the bill.

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RATE FOR PRIVATE FIRE PROTECTION

AVAILABILITY

This rate is available to Customers located on the mains of the Weir River Water System within the Towns of Hingham, Hull and Cohasset for Private Fire Protection, subject to these Rules and Regulations.

RATE

Per Year

For each service connection 1”

$ 122.17

For each service connection 1.25”

$ 137.54

For each service connection 1.5”

$ 154.84

For each service connection 2”

$ 206.69

For each service connection 2.5”

$ 272.00

For each service connection 3”

$ 352.67

For each service connection 4” or smaller

$ 552.44

For each service connection 6”

$ 1,105.64

For each service connection 8”

$ 1,873.97

For each service connection 10”

$ 2,949.64

For each service connection 12”

$ 4,178.96

For each privately owned fire hydrant serving Cohasset, Hingham, and Hull

$ 913.37

For each privately owned fire hydrant outside Cohasset, Hingham, and Hull

$ 1,150.13

TERMS OF PAYMENT

Bills shall be rendered and due monthly or quarterly in advance. The above rates are net and are payable within thirty (30) days of the date of the bill. The Weir River Water System reserves the right to disconnect the service of any Customers not having their account paid in full within thirty (30) days of the date of the bill.

SPECIAL PROVISIONS

(a) All water shall be used for fire protection purposes only.

(b) The Weir River Water System reserves the right, if water is used in violation of (a) above, to install a meter on the connection at any time which will meet the requirements of the fire insurance companies. In the event a meter is installed, the established meter rates, including both water and service charges, will apply in lieu of the above rates for Private Fire Protection.

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RATE FOR PUBLIC FIRE PROTECTION

AVAILABILITY

This rate is available for Public Fire Protection only, and is subject to these Rules and Regulations.

RATES

For each Town owned public fire hydrant $ 193.51

In addition, annual charges as follows:

Town of Hingham

$ 395,054.00

Town of Hull

$ 227,331.00

Town of Cohasset

$ 18,712.00

TERMS OF PAYMENT

Bills shall be rendered and due monthly or quarterly in arrears. The above rates are payable within thirty (30) days of the date of the bill.

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SALE FOR RESALE

AVAILABILITY

This rate is available to municipalities, or political subdivisions thereof, for resale to customers resident in territory contiguous to that served by the Weir River Water System and only upon entering into a written agreement with the Weir River Water System.

RATE

For all water taken, subject to the minimum charge as provided below: $ 2.00 per 1,000 gallons

MINIMUM CHARGE

A variable minimum charge will apply based on the minimum monthly delivery occurring over the preceding 12 months, but not less than 100,000 gallons per month, times the currently allowed rate per 1,000 gallons.

Example: Given a minimum monthly billing of 500,000 gallons, the minimum charge would be $2.00 x 500 = $1,000 per month.

TERMS OF PAYMENT

The Weir River Water System may render bills on either a quarterly or monthly basis. The above rates are payable within thirty (30) days of the date of the bill.

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MISCELLANEOUS CHARGES

Drought Conditions

Termination and Restoration Fee – Business Hours* $ 65.00 Termination and Restoration Fee – After Hours $ 92.00

*Normal business hours are Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm.

System Development Charge (“SDC”)

Meter Size**

Capacity GPM

Ratio to 5/8” Meter

Fee

5/8”

20

1.00

$640

3/4"

30

1.50

$960

1”

50

2.50

$1,600

1 ½”

100

5.00

$3,200

2”

160

8.00

$5,120

3”

320

16.00

$10,240

4”

500

25.00

$16,000

**SDC is determined on a case by case basis for meter sizes greater than 4”.

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OTHER SERVICES

AVAILABILITY

This rate is available to all classes of Customers located on the mains of the Weir River Water System. Subject to these Rules and Regulations.

Frozen Meters

Actual Cost of Meter

Meter Test Fees 1” and less

$ 50.00

Larger than 1”

$ 75.00

Return Check Fee

$ 20.00

Seasonal Meter Set & Turn On Fee

$ 65.00

Seasonal Meter Removal Fee & Turn Off Fee

$ 65.00

Turn On Fee – Business Hours

$ 65.00

After Hours Callout

$ 392.00

Water Conservation Fines

See Section 24

Non-Payment Reconnect – Business hours

$ 65.00

Non-Payment Reconnect – After Hours

$ 392.00

Theft of Service

$ 1,000.00

(or triple the amount of damages, whichever is greater)

Cross Connection – One Device Testing

$ 75.00

Each Additional Device

$ 35.00

TERMS OF PAYMENT

The Weir River Water System may render bills on either a quarterly or monthly basis. The above rates are payable within thirty (30) days of the date on the bill.

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SURCHARGES

The following surcharges are applicable to all metered Customers located on the mains of the Weir River Water System in Hingham, Hull and Cohasset.

SURCHARGE

Service Charge

Size of Meter

Per Month

Per Quarter

5/8”

$10.32

$30.96

3/4”

$15.70

$47.10

1”

$25.20

$75.60

1 1/2”

$49.20

$147.60

2”

$78.00

$234.00

3”

$145.00

$435.00

4”

$240.30

$720.90

6”

$479.60

$1,438.80

8”

$766.90

$2,300.70

Consumption Charge per 100 cubic feet for Water Treatment Facility Lease: $0.9524

Consumption Charge per 100 cubic feet for Water Treatment Operation and Maintenance $1.0639

TERMS OF PAYMENT

The Weir River Water System may render bills on either a quarterly or monthly basis. The above rates are payable within thirty (30) days of the date of the bills.