Sewer/Water Bill Collection

Sewer and Water Bills

Sewer and water are billed together on a quarterly basis.  Bills are mailed on or around the 1st of March, June, September and December and are due by the end of that month.

Payments Options

  1. Pay in person at the Tax Office at Brewer City Hall (lower level), Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  We take cash and checks.  We also now accept non-Visa credit and debit cards, though a convenience fee will apply.  Visa rules prohibit us from accepting Visa cards in-office for water or sewer payments.
  2. Mail a check or money order made payable to “City of Brewer” to: Tax Office – Brewer City Hall, 80 North Main Street, Brewer, ME 04412.  Please do not mail cash.  Including the remit slip and/or the bill number will help ensure that we post your payment to the appropriate account.
  3. The Water Department does not accept payment at its offices.

Unpaid bills

Sewer: Interest is charged on unpaid sewer balances after the end of the month.  Sometime 4 months to one year after a bill’s due date, the City will lien the property associated with unpaid sewer balances.

Water: Unpaid water accounts will receive a shut-off notice if the account remains unpaid 10-14 days after the end of the month.

Water Rates as of July 1, 2013

Quarterly
Cubic Feet Rate
 0-900 $        62.79 minimum
 901 – 15,000  $        3.18 per 100 cubic feet
 15,001 – 90,000  $        2.53 per 100 cubic feet
 90,001+  $        1.97 per 100 cubic feet
Quarterly
          Size of Meter         Rate
                      5/8″  $       62.79 minimum
                      3/4″  $       72.44 minimum
                       1″  $       91.68 minimum
                    1-1/2″  $     139.79 minimum
                       2″  $     197.50 minimum
                       3″  $     380.31 minimum
                       4″  $     620.94 minimum
                       6″  $  1,246.82 minimum
                       8″  $  1,776.40 minimum

Sewer Rates as of July 1, 2013

Quarterly
       Cubic   Feet        Rate
        Residential customers            0 – 1,000  $     80.30 minimum
        Non-residential customers            0 – 1,200  $     96.36 minimum
      over min volume  $      8.03 per 100 cubic feet