Wastewater Permits & Fees

New Construction
  • New house construction and additions to existing houses - $75.00 Permit Fee
    • The fee is calculated at $1.62 per square foot
  • New construction office building or restaurant - $600.00 Permit Fee
    • We use State Rule 314 CMR Regulations on these types of buildings in determining the permit fee
    • We use gallons per day as well as square footage
    • For restaurants, we go by the number of seats and gallons per day and multiply those by the $7.39 and $3.28
    • For office buildings, we calculate the square footage and multiply it by the $7.39 and $3.28
Drain Layer Fees
All work must be performed by a licensed and approved drain layer. Anyone who so desires may become an approved drain layer by filling out an application, supplying a bond and insurance, and paying the associated fee. The fee structure is as follows:
  • Annual fees:
    • Drain-layer license (for pipe work, street opening, and curb cuts) - $300.00
    • Contractor License (street openings and curb cuts) - $100.00
  • One-time fee:
    • Project Drain-layer License (single project only) - $100.00
Application Approval
The Department of Public Works Director approves all applications and once approved, the name goes on a list of approved contractors that is on file with the town. The homeowner picks someone from this list and hires them to tie into the sewer main. Once the house or building is tied into sewer, a copy of the sewer permit is put on file at the Water / Sewer Billing Office. They are then charged a sewer fee, based on the amount of water they use.

Sewer Connection Permit
Download the Sewer Connection Permit or you may obtain a permit at the Wastewater Treatment Plant on Letchworth Avenue or at the Department of Public Works Office in Town Hall.