86 Bridge St.
P.O. Box 20
Baldwinville, MA
01436-0020

TEL. 978-939-5323
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Water Department Fees:
 
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Effective 1/5/2017

I. Entrance Fees

Charged to anyone connecting to the Templeton Water System as per schedule

The purpose is to account for the costs associated with increased capacity, system expansion, hydrant maintenance and various improvements necessary as a result of construction of the new unit.

1” Line (minimum) $4,300.00
1 ½” Line $6,500.00
2” Line $11,600.00
2 ½” Line $13,300.00
3” Line $15,000.00
4” Line $17,900.00
6” Line $25,600.00
8” Line $38,200.00
10” Line $53,200.00
Multi-Dwelling* (per unit) $2,000.00

*defined as a residence that houses more than one living unit.



II. Hydrant Fees

The purpose is to recover the cost of providing additional fire protection and to recover unmetered water use for both public and private entities.

Municipality $300.00/hydrant/year
All Others $200.00/hydrant/year



III. Sprinkler Fees

The purpose is to recover the cost of providing additional fire protection and to recover unmetered water use.

Commercial Building (up to 20,000 sq. ft.) $50.00 per quarter
Commercial Building (over 20,000 sq. ft.) $100.00 per quarter
Domestic Building $25.00 per quarter

Areas are determined by Board of Assessor’s records



IV. Backflow Testing Fee

Initial Survey $0.00
Device Testing (April & October) $100 per test

All new commercial and industrial buildings attached to the Templeton Water System may be required to install (at the service entrance and immediately downstream of the meter) a reduced pressure (RP) back flow device. A survey of the commercial and industrial establishment will determine the need for said device. The device must be approved by the Templeton Water Plant. All costs will be paid by the owners and/or the person(s) to whom the bills are assigned.



V. Meter Fees

Accuracy Testing $80.00 per test

If testing indicates that the meter in question was registering incorrectly then this fee will be waived.

Customers allowing their meter to be damaged by frost or otherwise will be held responsible. Customers will pay for their replacement parts and service charges as outlined in the fee schedule.

The second meter installation (for irrigation) at any house, apartment, condominium or other residence will carry a fee of $400.00, effective 2/9/2005.



VI. Inspection Fees

Water Service Lines

Residential: Regular Hours $50.00 flat rate $38.00 per hour after 1 hour
After Hours fee determined upon request

Commercial/Industrial: Regular Hours $50.00 flat rate $59.00 per hour after 1 hour
After Hours fee determined upon request

Pressure Test Observation & Chlorination

Residential: Regular Hours Only $50.00 flat rate
$38.00 per hour after 1 hour
Commercial/Industrial: Regular Hours Only $50.00 flat rate
$59.00 per hour after 1 hour



VII. Fire Flow Testing Fees

Testing is to be performed during non-working hours.

$200.00 flat rate per flush
$59.00 per hour after 1 hour



VIII. Pressure & Flow Testing Fees

Testing is to be performed during working hours. Actual testing is to be performed by Templeton’s Consulting Engineer.

$50.00 flat rate
$59.00 per hour after 1 hour



IX. Tapping Fee

$550.00 flat rate (includes meter w/ ERT module plus materials)
X. Service Calls

During Working Hours $0.00

After Working Hours charges based on actual costs of materials, equipment & labor

XI. Water Disconnects & Reconnects


During Working Hours $50.00 flat rate, $59.00 per hour after 1 hour

After Working Hours charges based on actual costs of materials, equipment & labor

XII. Water Sales for Swimming Pools


Any customer wishing to utilize the Templeton Water System for the purpose of filling a residential swimming pool may do so with the approval of the Water Superintendent or his/her designee.

1. The gallons of water utilized for this purpose shall be billed at the Step III rate of $9.62 per 1,000 gallons.
2. There shall be a $75.00 hydrant connection fee for this type of work.
3. Filling of swimming pools shall not be permitted during periods of water restrictions or bans. Those found doing so shall be prosecuted according to the law.

XIII. Consultant Reviewing Fee

There shall be an $800.00 flat rate cost associated with Templeton Water hiring a consulting engineer for the purposes of determining pipe sizes, hydrant locations and valve requirements necessary to properly connect to the municipal water system.
 
   
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