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 nearly all of local government and non-governmental utilities across the state of Massachusetts in different years. Rates data were first visualized on the dashboard in 2014 for 247 utilities, and 2017 for 274 utilities accounting for approximately 90% of local government and non-governmental utilities in the state.
The current dashboard displays water and wastewater rates as of July 2017 for 274 utilities in Massachusetts.
Visit Tighe & Bond’s website for a report on these rates as well as other rates surveys and information in New England (external link).
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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill believes everyone in our community deserves equal access to information. Massachusetts 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.