Rates

Water Rates

The Oak Bluffs Water Commissioners have voted to issue water bills on a Quarterly Basis. Bills will be issued in July, October, January  and April.  The change in the billing frequency was done to accomplish the following:

  • Four bills were considered more manageable financially than just two.
  • Meters could be able to be examined more frequently by radio read to determine if they are reading correctly or if there was a problem.
  • The quarterly bills would generated a better revenue stream.

 

 

Residential & Commercial Rates

Ready to Service Charge $115.57
0 — 25,000 gallons $2.32 per 1,000 gallons
25,001– 50,000 gallons $3.17 per 1,000 gallons
Over 50,000 gallons $3.57 per 1,000 gallons
Lagoon Pond Restoration CIF $0.0007143 per gallon


Disabled Veteran Rate
(Must qualify for tax abatement under M.G.L. 59. Sec. 5, cl 22.)
Must apply at the office of the Town Assessor

Ready to Service Charge $92.46
0–25,000 gallons $1.86 per 1,000 gallons
25001–50,000 gallons $2.54 per 1,000 gallons
Over 50,000 gallons $2.86 per 1,000 gallons
Lagoon Pond Restoration CIF $0.0007143 per gallon


Life Line Rate: 50% Discount 
(Must qualify for tax abatement under M.G.L. 59, sec. 41C)
Must apply at office of the Town Assessor

Ready to Service Charge $57.79
0 – 25,000 gallons $1.16 per 1,000 gallons
25,001–50,000 gallons $1.59 per 1,000 gallons
Over 50,000 gallons $1.79 per 1,000 gallons
Lagoon Pond Restoration CIF $0.0007143 per gallon

 

Fire Line

Base Charge $75.00

 

The District has established a Capital Improvement Fee (CIF) with authorization from the Annual District Meeting to expend those funds for the restoration of the aging Lagoon Pond Water Pumping Station (circa 1880’s), the oldest active pumping station in the Commonwealth. (Notice was given in the January billing)

  • For every gallon billed, a CIF will be assessed to generate the needed $250,000 per year for approximately 4 years.
  • The CIF rate equates to ~ $0.7143 / 1000 gals, or $0.07143 / 100 gals, or $0.0007143/gal. Billing occurs twice a year.
  • Once the individual project is complete, the associated CIF is eliminated.

The goal of the District is to bring back the property to as much of the original grandeur and allow for supervised public access along with educational opportunities. We are positive you will be proud of the anticipated results and we look forward to a “Grand Opening” tentatively in 2020.