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Yarmouth Waste Water Department Sewer User Fees February 20, 2014.

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1 Yarmouth Waste Water Department Sewer User Fees February 20, 2014

2 Area Fee Comparisons 2010 MRWA cf/yr Portland- $ Cumberland- $ S. Portld- $ Cape Eliz.- $ Westbrk- $ Gorham- $ Wind’m- $ Freeport- $ Brnsw’k- $ Falmouth- $ AVERAGE- $564.36

3 Assumptions Revenue Target $1,000,000 (Approximately 70% of total cost)…about equal to the O/M and capital (including debt service) costs. 2,314 service accounts assumed. Flow Volumes from 2012 Water District Data Regional Rate Data from 2010 Maine Rural Water Association (MWRA) Rate Study

4 Proposed Fee Structure: Hybrid Tiered Use Based Fee Rate Tiers: Small- Standard- Large- Industrial Small user (lowest 15% users) cf Standard (mid 70% of users) ,000 cf Large (In the top 85-95% users) 12,001-21,900 cf Industrial- (Top 5% users) >21,900 cf * Annual flow to be calculated on fourth quarter lowest flow rate normalized for a full year

5 Proposed Tier Fee Amounts Small User: $100/year Standard User: $350/year Large User: $575/year Industrial User: $1,550 plus a surcharge of 2 cents per cubic foot of water use over 21,900 CF per year

6 Discounts 20% discount for seniors 70 years of age and over; 50% discount for low income folks that qualify for LIHEAP criteria. Discounts may be combined for a maximum of 60% discount

7 Septic Tank Pump Out Program Program will be abandoned, however septage from Yarmouth residences will be accepted at the treatment plant at no charge; Town will continue to notify residents that tanks should be pumped out on a three year cycle; Septic System subsidy program will be abandoned.

8 Hybrid Tiered Approach Summary Table NumberTierRevenueUsage RangeCumberlandFalmouthFreeport Rate Class of UsersSystemProjection(Cubic Feet)Fee Low 347$100.00$34, ,800 Standard 1,620$350.00$566, ,000 $781.60$447.24$ High 231$575.00$133, ,001-21,900 Industrial 116$1,550.00$265, >21,900 2,314$1,000, Industrial Surcharge Rate $ User cost if located in… Local User Currently Base Fee YarmouthCumberlandFalmouthFreeport Apartment Building$0.00$1,550.00$2,812.00$3,995.00$2,418.00$5, Popular Pizza$0.00$1,550.00$5,112.00$9,400.00$5,400.00$13, Assisted Living$0.00$1,550.00$6,976.00$13,780.00$8,040.00$19, Industrial Facility$0.00$1,550.00$9,132.00$18,847.00$10,950.00$26,586.00

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