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Rates

Rate Increases

Occasionally the Kennebec Water District implements rate increases to make up for decreasing revenue or for increasing expenses. In order to be as transparent as possible the District provides its customers information on these rate increases that explain why they are necessary.

Recent Rate Increase Documents: 2018 Customer Notice

Current Rates

April 1, 2018 (Revision #10)

All water bills to metered customers will contain charges as follows:

Quarterly Rates

Meter SizeWater ChargeCustomer ChargeDemand ChargeTotal Quarterly
5/8”$5.13$9.23$53.31$67.67
¾”$5.13$9.23$105.45$119.81
1”$5.13$9.23$152.30$166.66
1 ½”$5.13$9.23$311.93$326.29
2”$5.13$9.23$591.64$606.00
3”$5.13$9.23$1,098.84$1,113.20
4”$5.13$9.23$2,324.62$2,338.98
6”$5.13$9.23$6,861.13$6,875.49
8”$5.13$9.23$23,590.80$6,875.49

Monthly Rates

Meter SizeWater ChargeCustomer ChargeDemand ChargeTotal Quarterly
5/8”$1.71$9.23$17.76$28.70
¾”$1.71 $9.23$35.16$46.10
1”$1.71 $9.23$50.76$61.70
1 ½”$1.71 $9.23$103.97$114.91
2”$1.71 $9.23$197.22$208.16
3”$1.71 $9.23$355.24$366.18
4”$1.71 $9.23$774.87$785.81
6”$1.71 $9.23$2,287.03$2,297.97
8”$1.71 $9.23$7,863.59$7,874.53

All usage in excess of 300 cu. ft. (2,244 gallons) quarterly or 100 cu. ft. (748 gallons) monthly shall be at the rate of $1.71 per 100 cu. ft.

Public Fire Protection Charges

Municipalities shall pay an annual public fire protection charge based upon the number of fire hydrant owned by the Kennebec Water District in each municipality as follows:

MunicipalityNo. of HydrantsAnnual Charge
Waterville325$371,021.13
Winslow140$159,824.49
Fairfield121$138,134.02
Benton31$35,389.71
Vassalboro17$19,407.26
Total634$723,776.60

Private Fire Service

Charges per year for Private Fire Service from Kennebec Water District:

Service SizeQuarterly ChargeAnnual Charge
2″$15.91$63.63
4″$98.34$393.37
5″$187.35$749.41
6″$285.70$1,142.82
8″$608.85$2,435.41
10″$1,094.92$4,379.68
12″$1,768.58$7,074.36

In cases where fire protection systems are supplied with water through metered connections, the quantity of water used for extinguishments of fires will be estimated and deducted from the quantity registered by the meter before billing, upon written request within 30 days.