Lancaster Sewer District Commission

Lancaster Massachusetts

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Fee Table


Sewer Usage and Administrative Fees

Sewer Usage Rate.....................................................................$.058 per Cubic Foot, $40.60 Min. charge per Qtr.

Late Payment Fee......................................................................$1 plus 2.5% interest on outstanding balance Sewer General Administrative Fee.........................................................$25

Detailed Betterment Account Breakdown.......................................Free once per year, $80 each additional

Violations and Fines...................................................................$20 per day per offense


Installation Permit Fees

General Service Installation Permit...............................................$150

Special Service Installation Permit................................................$250 + General Service Installation Fee

Industrial Service Installation Permit............................................$350 + General/Special Service Installation Fee

Sewer Flow Capacity Special Permit..............................................$100 + $16 per gallon

Second Meter Permit..................................................................$50

Manhole Inspection....................................................................$200 per manhole after 1 manhole

Large Installation Inspection (for installations > 300 feet)...............Length of pipe less $200


Sewer Expansion and Development Fees

Betterment Assessment Charge...................................................Varies by location, amortized at 5% interest

Sewer Entrance Charge in Lieu of Assessment...............................$5,000 per unit and up depending on location

Sewer Extension Fee..................................................................$5,000 per unit or $15.15 per GPD, greater of

Change in Use Fee.....................................................................$5,000 per unit or $15.15 per GPD, greater of

Sewer Disconnect Permit............................................................$150

Permit to Access Commission Sewers...........................................$25 per day


Contractor Licensing Fees

Utility Construction License.........................................................$250 every two years + bonding and insurance

Drainlayers License....................................................................$100 annually + bonding and insurance



Rates and Fees

The LSDC establishes the various rates and fees on an annual or as needed basis and publishes them in the Schedule of Fees which is Appendix 1 of of the LSDC's Rules and Regulations.  The Schedule of Fees establishes the costs associated with services related to the operation, construction, and use of public and private sewers connected to the Commission's System.

This schedule is not a substitute for the Rules and Regulations of the District but is rather supplement to them establishing fees for permits and use.  For clarification on any fee subject please refer to the LSDC's Rules and Regulations.  The Commission reserves the right to amend or waive this Schedule of Fees in any manner and to establish more stringent fees or requirements as are deemed necessary or appropriate.

Under the authority of Chapter 831 (Section 12) of the 1967 Acts and Resolves of Massachusetts and G.L. c. 83, and in furtherance of the goals set forth therein, the Lancaster Sewer District Commission has established the following Schedule of Fees associated with the regulations governing the use of public and private sewers in the Lancaster Sewer District.

Please review the PDF of the Schedule of Fee's for details of each fee and applicability.