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Water & Sewer Billing
Contact TypeContact Information
Utility Billing Administrator
Billing Clerk
Revenue Building
19 Wakefield Street
Rochester, NH 03867
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8 AM to 5 PM, M-F

Water and Sewer

What are the water and sewer rates?
Water rate is $4.67 per 100 cubic feet of water.
Sewer rate is $6.24 per 100 cubic feet of water used.

What are the elderly exemption water and sewer rates?
Water rate is $2.02 per 100 cubic feet of water.
Sewer rate is $4.15 per 100 cubic feet of water used.

How many gallons are there is a 100 cubic feet?
There are 748 gallons in 100 cubic feet.

How often will I receive a water/sewer bill?
The City bills for water/sewer quarterly so you will receive a bill 4 times a year.

Does the City have any adjustment for filling a pool?
Yes, but only if you have city sewer.  You will be billed for the water you use at the regular rate, but since the water is not going into the sewer system we will not charge you for that.  You will need to make a note of the reading on your water meter before you start to fill the pool and an ending reading when you are done filling the pool.   Call the water billing section at 332-3110 with the readings.  On your next quarterly billing you will see the adjustment for the sewer portion.

Do the Water and Sewer Divisions have any elderly exemptions?
Yes, if you qualify for the elderly exemption on your taxes you automatically get it on your water and sewer bill.

What is an average water/sewer bill?
There really isn't any average water bill.  It all depends on how much you use.

How can I conserve water?
Three common ways to reduce your water usage are to replace toilets with the 1.5 gallon flush models, install energy saving shower heads, and repair leaky fixtures.  

What is a Sewer Deduction Meter and who should get one?
A Sewer Deduction Meter measures the water used outside your home that does not go into the sewer system. The cost is approximately $300.00, so if you use a lot of water for your lawn or garden, or washing your car or house, or top off your pool frequently, you may want to consider this option.

City of Rochester  31 Wakefield Street, Rochester, NH 03867     PH: (603) 335-7500
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