In 1795, Jamaica Pond became Bostonís first surface water supply. Wooden pipes built from tree trunks were used to transport water from the pond to Bostonís settled areas.
BWSC prides itself on providing high-quality water and sewer services at the lowest possible cost to its ratepayers. Below are BWSCís 2016 water and sewer rates. The following pages also include Special Fee Services and Fire Pipe Service Fees.
Rate revenues must cover the day-to-day expenses incurred to operate the water and sewer systems as well as to support ongoing BWSC maintenance and improvements that comply with federal and state agencies aimed at protecting health and protecting the environment. In addition, rate revenues also pay for the cost to purchase potable water and the transportation of wastewater from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA). These overall approaches ensure a reliable and productive system.
|Consumption||Water Rates||Sewer Rates|
|(Cu.Ft./Day)||Per 1000 Cubic Feet||Per 1000 Gallons||Per 1000 Cubic Feet||Per 1000 Gallons|
|Effective January 1, 2017|
The average one family customer using 180 gallons per day ("GPD") in 2017 will be charged $89.32 per 31-day month or $1,051.56 annually. A multi-unit residence using 600 GPD will be charged $308.47 per 31-day month or approximately $3,631.37 annually. A small commercial property using 4,000 GPD will be charged $2,236.84 per 31-day month or approximately $26,336.21 annually. The Water and Sewer charges for various levels of consumption are presented in Exhibit B.