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A final water reading should be turned into the Department of Public Works. Your real estate agent should send this in prior to your closing. If you need the Final Water Reading Form, please go to the Public Works home page and scroll down to the Homepage Notes Section.
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Bills are issued on a quarterly basis. You should receive four bills per year, approximately every three months.
The consumption dates (previous read date to current read date) are listed on the front of your bill.
Please contact the Department of Public Works at 978-534-7500, ext. 3637.
The current water rate is $4.15 per unit (750 gallons). The current sewer rate is $4.70 per unit based on water usage. This is the basic rate for Leominster residents. These rates and others are listed on the back of your bill.
Interest accrues daily at a rate of 14 percent per annum from the due date of the bill to the date of payment. If a prior payment was received late, the interest charge will appear on your next bill.
Demand bills are mailed once per year on any balance exceeding 90 days. If this balance is not paid by the demand due date, a lien will be placed on your Real Estate tax bill equal to the unpaid balance.
Water bills can vary in amount from quarter to quarter due to various reasons. Seasonal use, consumption and possible leaks are some of the circumstances that may affect your bill. If you have questions about usage, please call the Department of Public Works at 978-534-7500, ext. 3637.
Typically, the final usage charges are settled at your closing. Refer to your settlement sheet to insure you were credited for water / sewer charges. If not, you should contact your closing attorney.