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Frequently asked questions, tips and links

When will I get my sewer bill?

Sewer bills are mailed out quarterly. They are mailed out by sections of town. They are due thirty (30) days from the billing date. The billing schedule is as follows:

In Town: February, May, August, November
Old Mill / Farmgate: March, June, September, and December
Agamenticus Estates: January, April, July, and October

How will I be billed for my sewer?

Your quarterly sewer bill will be broken into two sections. The first part will be your variable service rate, which is based on water consumption as metered by the South Berwick Water District. The rate per gallon for the next calendar year will be established by dividing the District's total budget, less the debt service and anticipated revenues by the volume of billed water consumption for the immediate past calendar year. The rate per gallon will then be multiplied by the quarterly metered gallons of each customer to determine the amount of your invoice. The variable service rate is set at $ .011 for the 2018 calendar year.

The second part of your bill will be the debt service rate. This is calculated as the total outstanding debt (bonds, notes payable, and loans) due and payable for the next calendar year divided by the number of equivalent residential units determined to be connected to the system at the end of the prior calendar year. This amount is a fixed rate for the year and shall be prorated on a day basis calculation for units abutting the sewer system during the year. It is applicable to all equivalent units whether sewer service is provided or not. The debt service rate for the calendar year 2018 is set at $200.00 a year or $50.00 per quarter.

I just found out I need a final water and sewer reading done in order to sell my house. What do I do?

Your realtor (if you are using one) should call the water (384-2257) and sewer (384-2760) billing offices to schedule an appointment to have your meter read. After the final reading is done, the bills can be paid at the water and sewer district billing offices.

There is sewage backing up in my cellar. What do I do?

Call the treatment plant at 384-0091 and a representative will go out and investigate the problem.

I have a sewer blockage. Can the district determine what it is and where it is?

Yes we can. Please contact the treatment plant at 384-0091.

While digging we broke a water/sewer service. Can someone help?

Please call the water (384-2257) and sewer (384-0091) districts. Have the contractor's name and phone number available and a representative from the districts will work with them at the location to help repair.