Water and wastewater rate setting is one of local government’s most important environmental and public health responsibilities. The EFC and the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services conducted surveys of what water and wastewater utilities in the state of New Hampshire charge in rates and in connection and system development fees. The EFC compiles the rates data with information on utilities’ Enterprise Fund key financial performance indicators, system characteristics, community socioeconomics, and other data. Partners include the New Hampshire Municipal Association, the Granite State Rural Water Association, and RCAP Solutions. The New Hampshire DES funds this work to provide utilities across the state with the most comprehensive resources that can be used for benchmarking, rate-setting, financial decision-making, and communication. The information is compiled annually in the NH Water and Wastewater Rates Dashboard, downloadable spreadsheets, and a summary report.
Surveys included rates data in 2018 (140 utilities), 2020 (138 utilities), and 2023 (160 utilities).
Report on Rates Across the State
This report provides utility professionals and public officials with details on the current state and recent trends of drinking water and wastewater rates and rate structures across the state of New Hampshire. In the current version of the report, residential and non-residential drinking water and wastewater rates and rate structures are analyzed for 160 local government and non-governmental water and wastewater utilities throughout the state. All reports are in PDF format.
Tables of Rates Data
Spreadsheets of data are available to download. The rates data tables list each utility’s residential and non-residential water, wastewater, and residential irrigation rate structure details, inside and outside town limits, as well as the monthly-equivalent bills computed at different consumption levels. All rates data displayed on the NH Water and Wastewater Rates Dashboard are available in these files.
Rates data tables by year – in Tableau: 2023
Tables of Connection and System Development Fees Data
Spreadsheets of data are available to download. The connection and systems development fees data tables display what utilities charge new premises that connect to the water or wastewater system for the first time.
View a Utility’s Rate Sheet
To view a utility’s rate sheet for rates effective on January 1, 2023, view the NH Utility Rate Sheet interactive display and select the utility at the top. Please email email@example.com if the information displayed is incorrect.
View the interactive NH Water and Wastewater Rates Dashboard.Download Full Report for New Hampshire Water And Wastewater Rates and Fees Information Download Spreadsheet View The Dashboard
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill believes everyone in our community deserves equal access to information. New Hampshire Water And Wastewater Rates and Fees Information 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.