This interactive dashboard is designed to assist utility managers and local officials with benchmarking residential water and wastewater rates against multiple attributes, including system characteristics, customer base socioeconomic conditions, and geography. The survey and dashboard were funded by Tighe & Bond, Inc., an engineering and environmental services consulting firm in New England that has specialized in rates surveys for over 20 years. The EFC and Tighe & Bond, Inc. collected rate sheets from 88% of local government and non-governmental utilities across the state of Connecticut in different years. Rates data were first visualized on the dashboard in 2017 for 117 utilities, and in 2019 for 155 utilities.
The current dashboard displays water and wastewater rates as of April 2019 for 155 public service providers in Connecticut.
Visit Tighe & Bond’s website for a report on these rates as well as other rates surveys and information in New England (external link).
Note on Connecticut’s Safe Drinking Water Fee
In 2017, Connecticut Department of Health passed a law that established a Safe Drinking Water fee for all public water systems. It is sometimes referred to as the Safe Drinking Water Primacy Assessment (SDWPA). The fees collected are to be used for the Department of Health’s Safe Drinking Water Program. The fee amount varies and is dependent on the size of the public water system. An annual fee of $2.57 per connection, which is assessed on most utilities, is included in the rates displayed on the 2019 dashboard. Systems with fewer than 100 service connections are assessed lower fees.View The Dashboard
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill believes everyone in our community deserves equal access to information. Connecticut Water And Wastewater Rates Dashboard is available to provide data to make decisions for public policy. We are committed to creating an inclusive digital experience. If you are unable to access this information, please contact the Environmental Finance Center for more options.