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Water and wastewater rate setting is one of local government’s most important environmental and public health responsibilities. The EFC and the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation conducted surveys of what water and wastewater utilities in the state of Vermont charge in rates. The EFC compiles the rates data with information on utilities’ Enterprise Fund key financial performance indicators, system characteristics, community socioeconomics, and other data. The Vermont DEC 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 VT Water and Wastewater Rates Dashboard (Coming Soon), downloadable spreadsheets, and a summary report.

Surveys included rates data in 2021 (182 utilities).

Report on Rates Across the State

This report provides utility professionals and public officials details on the current state and recent trends of drinking water and wastewater rates and rate structures across the state of Vermont. In the current version of the report, residential and non-residential drinking water and wastewater rates and rate structures are analyzed for 182 local government and non-governmental water and wastewater utilities throughout the state. All reports are in PDF format.

Report by year: 2021 Coming Soon

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 VT Water and Wastewater Rates Dashboard are available in these files.

Rates data tables by year – in PDF: 2021 Coming Soon

Rates data tables by year – in Microsoft Excel: 2021 Coming Soon

View a Utility’s Rate Sheet (Available Now)

To view a utility’s rate sheet for rates effective on July 1, 2021, view the VT Utility Rate Sheet interactive display and select the utility at the top. Please email efc@sog.unc.edu if the information displayed is incorrect.

Dashboard

View the interactive VT Water and Wastewater Rates Dashboard (Coming Soon).

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