Rates

On July 1, 2019 there was a 9.9% combined water and sewer rate increase to fund infrastructure improvements, unfunded regulatory mandates, and to keep up with rising operations and maintenance costs. Springfield continues to have some of the lowest rates in Massachusetts and the region. See the table below for a comparison of rates from other communities.

Combined water/sewer rates from around the region in 2009 and 2019.

How much is $3.62 for 100 cubic feet?
Three gallons of Springfield water costs about a penny delivered to your home.

Rates

Water Rates for Fiscal Year 2020
Residential $3.62 per 100 cubic feet
Commercial $3.62 per 100 cubic feet
Industrial $2.70 per 100 cubic feet
Municipal $2.70 per 100 cubic feet
Meter Size Monthly Service Charge
1/2″ & 5/8″ $2.75
3/4″ $2.94
1″ $3.49
1″-1/4″ $4.21
1″-1/2″ $4.21
Sewer Rates for Fiscal Year 2020
Residential $5.71 per 100 cubic feet
Institutional $5.71 per 100 cubic feet
Municipal $5.71 per 100 cubic feet
Commercial $6.28 per 100 cubic feet
Medical $6.28 per 100 cubic feet
Industry – Dry $6.85 per 100 cubic feet
Industry – Wet $6.85 per 100 cubic feet
Food Service Establishment $7.43 per 100 cubic feet

 

Fireline Rates

The monthly service charge is based on the size of the fire line piping.

Fiscal Year 2018
Fire Service Pipe Size Monthly Service Charge
2″ $3.66
4″ $22.36
6″ $64.54
8″ $137.50
10″ $247.14
12″ $318.64