Rate Increase in Water Rates
Aug 27, 2020 01:57PM
By Bella Caggiano
Norwood residents may have noticed a slight uptick in their water bills last month. As of July, 1, 2020, the Town of Norwood raised local water and sewer rates. For average usage, those rates are now $3.57 per ccf for water and $9.34 per ccf for sewer services.
The town of Norwood purchases its water/sewer utilities through the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA). The costs passed on to local consumers of operating the state-sponsored water and sewer system is approximately 75%-85%. The town is assessed based largely on volume. The previous calendar year assessments are adjusted on July 1, the beginning of Norwood’s fiscal year. The remaining cost evaluations are based on maintaining the local water system and infrastructure to Norwood homes, companies, and streets. The recent increaseand streamlined new look. Our goal is to create a site that’s about you, your neighborhood, your businesses, your community resources, your town’s news, one stop – the voice of your community.
Online, you will be able to access the entire newspaper and features to empower you to become an active member of the community. Post events and what’s happening around town directly to our community announcement page. Easily share to your social media! Don’t forget to “like” us on Facebook! We have built an online directory, with maps, were you can effortlessly explore local businesses serving our community. Get updates on what’s going on in your area on our event and calendar page. You’ll find user-friendly guides to get information faster and a reference directory with links to the town schools, library, town government, fire, police, and more. You can easily link to the same resources in neighboring towns.
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