Deadline for Written Testimony on Proposed FY18 Water and Sewer Rates is Monday, May 22, 5 p.m.

To provide background, answer questions, and take public testimony regarding the proposed fiscal year 2018 Somerville Water and Sewer Rate Charges, an Informational Session with Q&A followed by a Public Hearing was held on Monday, May 15th, at 6:30 p.m. in the Somerville High School Cafeteria, 81 Highland Avenue. View the meeting video and presentation slides below:

Written testimony will also be accepted through 5 p.m. Monday, May 22. Please send testimony with your full name and address to Director of Water and Sewer John DeLuca by email to [email protected] or by mail to the address below. Please note that mailed testimony must be postmarked by 5 p.m., May 22.

Dir. John DeLuca
City of Somerville Water & Sewer Dept.
17 Franey Road,
Somerville, MA 02145

Proposed Rates     

Pursuant to Chapter 11, Section 11-125 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Somerville, the table outlines the proposed water & sewer volumetric rates for the fiscal year 2018, which runs from July 2017 through July 2018.

The FY18 rates represent no increase in water volumetric charges, a 5% increase in sewer volumetric charges, and no change to existing water and sewer base charges. This adjustment is consistent with the rate study completed during FY2016.

Proposed FY18 Volumetric Charges
($/100 cubic feet)
100 cubic feet = 748 gallons
Tier Usage in units of 100 cubic feet Water Sewer Combined
1 0-13 $4.14 $7.81 $11.95
2 14-67 $5.97 $9.97 $15.94
3 68-133 $6.26 $10.45 $16.71
4 133-Over $6.50 $10.82 $17.32

More Information

  • For more information on Water and Sewer services and the FY17 rates, please visit
  • If you have any further questions, please contact Interim Water & Sewer Director Mark Lawhorne at [email protected].