Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce

TIGHE & BOND PUBLISHES 2012 MASS. WATER & SEWER RATE SURVEYS

DATA PROVIDES BENCHMARKING TOOL FOR COMMUNITIES

Tighe & Bond recently published the results of its 2012 Water and Sewer Rate Surveys for communities in Massachusetts.  The results from these latest surveys indicate that residential users in Massachusetts pay approximately $498 and $646 annually for water and sewer respectively.  This represents increases of 6% and 8.2% above the 2010 averages.

For more than a decade, Tighe & Bond has gathered and reported data on water and sewer rates service in Massachusetts. Using rate information that survey participants provide, we have calculated the annual average homeowner’s cost for water and sewer service based on the consumption of 90,000 gallons or 120 hundred cubic feet of water.  The survey, which includes typical annual homeowner water costs for each community in Massachusetts, also provides information regarding rate structures and billing cycles.

Tighe & Bond’s water and sewer rate surveys offer municipalities and private suppliers a benchmarking tool for comparing their rates against other suppliers in the state. This can be particularly useful information when suppliers are considering adjustments to their current rates or rate structures.  The survey results are readily available to the public online at http://rates.tighebond.com.

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