On June 22, 2023 the Pepperell Board of Public Works conducted a rate hearing for the Water, Sewer, and Stormwater Enterprise Funds. The rate hearing reviewed the current billing practices and methodology. Increases to the water and sewer usage rates were proposed to help meet the increased costs from inflation largely connected to utility, chemical and biosolids management. The Board heard from interested parties during the rate setting process. Ultimately, a five percent increase was approved for the water and sewer usage fees. No changes were made to the stormwater fees. Updated fee tables can be found on the Town website.
Protecting Our Drinking Water
The Pepperell Water Division recently posted Drinking Water Protection Signs in the neighborhoods that abut the town's water supplies. These signs are part of our Consumer Outreach Program to alert residents within or near our Aquifer Protection Districts that our Groundwater is vulnerable to contaminants.
To maintain a safe water supply, we all need to do our part in protecting it. What we do with or on our land directly affects the quality of our drinking water. There are a number of ways in which all of us can help reduce the possibility of contamination of our water supply.