The Lynnfield Water District experiences annual cost increases from its water supplier, the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority. In 2021, the increase was 12.7% higher than the prior year. At a public hearing on September 13, 2021, the Board of Commissioners voted to approve new water rates, constituting an increase of approximately 5.5% in water rates on the Base rate and 8% on the Step 1 and Step 2 rates.
The new rates are as follows:
|Rate||Residential Customer (semi-annual)||Commercial Customer (quarterly)|
|Base Rate||0 to 2,000 cu. ft. -- $78.00 Minimum||0 to 1,000 cu. ft. -- $39.00 Minimum|
|Step Rate 1||2,001 to 10,000 cu. ft. -- $3.78/100 cu. ft.||1,001 to 5,000 cu. ft. -- $3.78/100 cu. ft.|
|Step Rate 2||10,001 cu. ft. & over -- $4.22/100 cu. ft.||5,001 cu. ft. & over -- $4.22/100 cu. ft.|
Portable Meter Water Rate: $5.00/100 cubic feet
The new rates take effect October 1, 2021. Commercial customers will see the increase in their January, 2022 bill, while residential customers will see the increase in their April, 2022 bill. Please contact the District for further information at (781) 598-4223.
Conversion to gallons: 1 cubic foot is equal to 7.48 gallons.