There is a basic water service fee of $7.50 for every bill.
1. All rates above are for customers within Town of Bethlehem Water 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
Water permits are required for all water connections and repairs. A Water Connection Permit Application must be completed and brought to the Department of Public Works Office in Room 203 at Town Hall. All connections and repairs also require an inspection.
Note: Due to planned improvements to the water distribution system, we are not accepting water tanker/hydro seeding permits for 2023.
Water Permit and Tap Fees
Water Permit Type
Water Tap and Meter (Note: Charges for labor & materials that exceed the initial $1,700 will be billed to the applicant after the work is completed.)
Water Tap Inspection/Observation Fee (Tap made by others)
Meter and Meter Transceiver Unit (MXU) Only Fees (subject to change based on annual bid results) - 3/4" - 1" - 1 1/2" - 2"
$700 $700 $1,600 $2,000
Water Tanker/Hydro Seeding Permit
Not being accepted for 2023
Meter Replacement Cost Only
Current meter cost per annual bid process + Labor costs for installation
New Master Meter/Commercial Account Fee for Meters > 2"
Meter Transceiver Unit (MXU) Only Fee for Meters > 2"
Service Calls, Water Repair Permits & Additional Curb Box Inspections - Mon-Fri, 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
$60 ($120 on nights/weekends)
$60 ($120 after hours, weekends, holidays)
Backflow Prevention Device Review Fee
Type of Test
Fire Hydrant - Flow Testing and Meter Box Fees
Performance of Fire Flow Test and Analysis
$400.00 per test
Type of test
Witnessing of Fire Flow Test (test by others)
$175.00 per test
Unmetered Fire Service/Sprinklers Fee
$30 per quarter
Meter box and backflow preventer maintenance charge
Meter Box upfront deposit for water usage (Note: Upfront $550.00 payment will be used to pay for water usage. Water usage beyond that amount will be billed in accordance with the water rents shown above.)
Unauthorized hydrant use fee/penalty
A service charge of 1.5% per month for permit/tap and flow testing fees for balances due after 30 days.