The Water & Sewer Commissioners conducted a Public Hearing on the Water & Sewer rates on Thursday, June 29, 2023. After consideration, the Water & Sewer Commissioners, based on analysis and recommendations from staff, voted to increase the FY24 Water & Sewer rates by 5%, effective July 1, 2023. Under this model, the combined water and sewer costs for an average family (12,000 cubic feet per year) would increase by 4.83% or $24.84 per quarter.
The FY24 Water and Sewer operating budgets had a very modest increase from last year. David Lane, Director of DPW & Utilities, stated, “We recognize and are understating of the impact this increase will have on our customers, but rate increases like this will help ensure reliable service for our customers and continue to fund capital improvements to the system.”
The rates for Water and Sewer are set to support the maintenance and improvements of Danvers’ infrastructure as well as the day-to-day operations needed to provide Danvers customers with treated drinkable water.
If you have further questions regarding Danvers Water and Sewer rates, please visit our website https://www.danversma.gov/345/Water-Sewer-Divisions or call 978-774-0005.