Wastewater Permits & Fees

New Construction


  • Residential new construction (includes tear downs) - $75.00 Permit Fee
  • Commercial new construction / renovation - $600.00 Permit Fee
  • DPW Fees (Paid at DPW Administration Office at Town Hall)

    • The DPW fee (for new residential) is calculated at $1.81 per square foot (Includes Wastewater PE/II and Water Conservation Fee).
    • For Commercial (new and renovations), We use State Rule 314 CMR Regulations for determining the gallons per day to calculate fee.
    • Wastewater Plant Expansion: $8.27 per gpd.
    • Wastewater Inflow Infiltration: $3.62 per gpd.
    • Water Conservation: $5.34 per gpd.
    • For restaurants, flow based on number of seats.
    • For office buildings, flow based on square footage.

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.