Charges for municipal water are billed on a quarterly basis (4 times per year). There are 3 different Billing Cycles within the City: one to which your street has been assigned, which determines the schedule for meter reading, bill calculation and due date of water and sewer invoices.
The meter readings are collected at the beginning of each month listed; the invoices are mailed out at the end of each month; and, the due date is set approximately 35 days from the date of mailing.
The rate structure is a base rate per unit plus consumption in hundred cubic feet (HCF) recorded by the water meter. The formula used to calculate your charge is as follows:
(Number of units times base rate) plus (consumption times usage rate) equals quarterly charge
For municipal water customers who are connected to the sewer system, the same formula using the Sewer Fund rates is used to calculate the quarterly charge. For sewer customers not served by municipal water an Unmetered Rate of $247.50 semi-annually may be charged and collected by the tax collector.
Quick Reference Chart of Utility Billing Rates
Water Unit Charge
$21 per unit
plus consumption at $2.35 per hcf
New Non-Laconia Unit
$24.15 per unit
plus consumption at $2.70 per hcf
Sewer Unit Charge
$40.00 per unit
plus consumption at $5.57 per hcf
Unmetered Sewer Unit
$265.00 per unit
semi-annually collected by the tax collector
Note: This information is as of February 1, 2021.
See Tariff, pages 13-18 for complete water rate schedules.
See Sewer Ordinance for sewer rate schedule.
Fire protection changes are based upon the schedule found on pages 16-17 of the Tariff. The size of the fire service and any private hydrants within that property are billed accordingly.