Sewer Rent and Permit Fees

Sewer Rent Rates

Effective January 2018
Sewer usage charges are billed based on metered water usage (except for customers with private water, who pay a standard charge). These charges are billed quarterly, along with the water bills.

View the Overview of Sewer Fund Charges and Taxes for more information.

Sewer Rent

Sewer Rate Tier Rate
Metered CCF of public water consumption
$2.89 per CCF
Customer on private water supplies
$60.00 per quarter

Basic Service Fee 
There is a basic sewer service fee of $5.00 for every bill. 
1.   All rates above are for customers within Town of Bethlehem Sewer Districts
2.   Out-of-district customers will be billed twice in-District rates
3.   A 10% late fee will be assessed on any bill not paid by the due date

Sewer Permits

Sewer permits are required for all sewer connections and repairs. The Bethlehem Sewer District will need to perform an inspection on sewer lines that are connected to the sewer system. You can apply for a sewer permit at the Department of Public Works Office in Room 203 at Town Hall.

Insurance Requirements

Any contractor or other party performing work in connection with the construction of a sewer connection must be approved by the town and have on file with the town an owner’s and contractor’s protective liability insurance policy, in the name of the Town of Bethlehem and/or the Town of Bethlehem Sewer District, in the following amounts:
  • Bodily Injury - $2,000,000 each accident
  • Property damage - $500,000
  • A $5,000 permit bond indemnifying the Town of Bethlehem and/or the Town of Bethlehem Sewer District
No permits will be issued until the insurance and bond requirements are met.

Sewer Permit & Inspection Rates

Type Rate
Residential $600
Commercial $1,100
Industrial $1,500
Additional / Follow-up Inspections
$60 each

A service charge of 1.5% per month for permit and inspection fees for balances due after 30 days.