Properties that are connected to Town water are billed for sewer use based on water consumption. Water usage is provided to us from the appropriate water district:
Aquarion Water Company
Auburn Water District
City of Worcester
Elm Hill Water District
The rates for sewer use are set annually by the Board of Sewer Commissioners. The major factor that affects the sewer rate is the assessment to the Town by the Upper Blackstone Clean Water facility (UBCW). This is the amount that the Town of Auburn has to pay for the treatment of the sewerage transported to the UBWPAD, as well as the Town’s share of upgrades to the treatment plant which are mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).