Rates

A safe, reliable water supply is imperative to our everyday lives. The Merchantville-Pennsauken Water Commission continues to provide the lowest possible rate, while maintaining the highest quality water and exceptional service we are known for.

Rate Schedule Effective January 1, 2017

Single Residential Dwelling Owner / Occupied Rate

Minimum charge per quarter includes charges for the meter, service and an allowance of 400 cubic feet of water per quarter.  The minimum charges for the associated meter size would be as follows:

Meter Size (inches) Minimum charge per quarter (usage less than 700 cubic feet)
5/8″ $24.25
3/4″ $34.50
1″ $55.00
1 1/2″ $109.50
2″ $164.50
4″ $559.00
6″ $1,018.00
8″ $1,296.00

Excess water consumption above the allowance of 400 cubic feet of water would be billed as follows:

  • Quarterly water consumption of 500 to 2300 cubic feet of water would be billed at $2.25 per 100 cu. ft.
  • Quarterly water consumption of 2400 to 5000 cubic feet of water would be billed at $3.00 per 100 cu. ft.
  • Quarterly water consumption of 5100 cubic feet of water or greater would be billed at $3.80 per 100 cu. ft.


Rates for Commercial, Rental Properties or Single Residential Dwellings that are not owner / occupied

Minimum charge per quarter includes charges for the meter and service.  The minimum charges for the associated meter size would be as follows:

Meter Size (inches) Minimum charge per quarter
5/8″ $24.25
3/4″ $34.50
1″ $55.00
1 1/2″ $109.50
2″ $164.50
4″ $559.00
6″ $1,018.00
8″ $1,296.00

Water consumption would be billed as follows:

  • Quarterly water consumption of 0 to 2300 cubic feet of water would be billed at $2.25 per 100 cu. ft.
  • Quarterly water consumption of 2400 to 5000 cubic feet of water would be billed at $3.00 per 100 cu. ft.
  • Quarterly water consumption of 5100 cubic feet of water or greater would be billed at $3.80 per 100 cu. ft.


 Apartment, Hotel Rate

Minimum charge per quarter includes charges for the meter and service, plus the greater of:

  • The product of the number of meters times the associated charge per meter, or
  • The product of the 5/8″ meter charge times the number of apartments.

The minimum charges for the associated meter size would be as follows:

Meter Size (inches) Minimum charge per quarter
5/8″ $24.25
3/4″ $34.50
1″ $55.00
1 1/2″ $109.50
2″ $164.50

Water consumption would be billed as follows:

  • Quarterly water consumption of 0 to 2300 cubic feet of water would be billed at $2.25 per 100 cu. ft.
  • Quarterly water consumption of 2400 to 5000 cubic feet of water would be billed at $3.00 per 100 cu. ft.
  • Quarterly water consumption of 5100 cubic feet of water or greater would be billed at $3.80 per 100 cu. ft.

 

Public Fire Hydrant

$96.00 per hydrant per quarter

 

Private Fire Sprinkler / Hydrant Rate

For each fire service into the building the following charges apply:

Service Size (inches) Charge per Quarter
4″ $400.00
6″ $715.00
8″ $1,100.00
10″ $1,500.00

 

Qualified Senior Citizen / Disability Rate

Senior Citizen / Disabled Rate will include an allowance of water usage of 1500 cubic feet included in the meter charge of $24.25 minus a discount of $13.50.  If consumption is over 1500 cubic feet, the $13.50 discount will be removed from the account.

  • Quarterly water consumption of 1600 to 2300 cubic feet of water would be billed at $2.25 per 100 cu. ft.
  • Quarterly water consumption of 2400 to 5000 cubic feet of water would be billed at $3.00 per 100 cu. ft.
  • Quarterly water consumption of 5100 cubic feet of water or greater would be billed at $3.80 per 100 cu. ft.

 

MPWC Other Charges

The following charges apply to customer services:

Service Charge
Meter Test $40.00
Returned Check $25.00
Searches $25.00
Turn water on / off – Working Hours $60.00
Service calls – After Hours $75.00
Service calls – Holiday $100.00
Qualified senior service call $30.00
Inspection/Flow Test–Main Extension (per inspection) $150.00
Overtime Rate-Service/Construction $40.00/hour
Hourly Rate for Backhoe $75.00/hour
Hourly Rate for Dump Truck $35.00/hour
Cost of Collection or Compliance Cost incurred or expended

 

If a new service requires the extension of an MPWC water main and the MPWC determines that it is in the best interest of the utility to provide service, the customer can request the MPWC to extend the main to the property.  The charges associated with the main extension will be billed as follows:

Main Size Charge
6″ main extension per linear foot $90.00
8″ main extension per linear foot $100.00
12″ main extension per linear foot $110.00

If a meter is removed from the premises or allowed to freeze and become damaged, the following charges shall apply:

Missing / Frozen Meters Charge
5/8″ Meter Actual MPWC cost of meter plus installation charge
3/4″ Meter Actual MPWC cost of meter plus installation charge
1″ Meter Actual MPWC cost of meter plus installation charge
1 1/2″ Meter Actual MPWC cost of meter plus installation charge
2″ Meter Actual MPWC cost of meter plus installation charge

The MPWC maintains rules and regulations that must be complied with in order to maintain the integrity of the system and the safety of the public.  The following schedule of fines shall apply to anyone who violates the rules and regulations of the MPWC:

Use of a meter bypass of line $1,000.00
Illegal / unauthorized use of hydrants $1,000.00
Other violations of the Commission rules, 1st offense $50.00
Other violations of the Commission rules, 2nd offense $250.00
Other violations of the Commission rules, 3rd offense $500.00
Other violations of the Commission rules, 4th offense $1,000.00
Other violations of the Commission rules, 5th offense $2,000.00
Other violations of the Commission rules, 6th offense $3,000.00

 MPWC Tapping Fees

All services to be constructed in accordance to Merchantville-Pennsauken Water Commission revised rules and regulations

Item Tapping Fees
1″ Service Renewal No Charge
1″ New Service Tap Only $200.00
2″ New Service Tap Only $400.0

With new services a copy of the plot plan, application and street opening permit is needed before application. MPWC does the tap only for the above.

Item Tapping Fees
4″ New Service $2,355.00
6″ New Service $2,630.00
8″ New Service $3,426.00
10″ New Service $5,500.0

MPWC will do all work, open street, install tap, repair the street and take to the curb.

New curb meter material, including the meter crock, lid and yoke can be purchased from the MPWC.

 

MPWC Connection Fees

Approved by Resolution After Public Hearing on November 10, 2016 and becomes effective on January 1, 2017.

Residential Users
Single-Family, Townhouse, Condominium, Multi-Family, Apartment, Trailer, Mobil Home (per unit) $1,855.00

 

Non-residential Users
Per 1,000 gallons expected user per year $31.69
Minimum connection fee (per unit) $1,855.00
All non-residential users shall be required to escrow an amount specified by the MPWC engineer for the purpose of evaluating the connection fee to be applied. Estimated EDUs for non-residential shall be based upon the engineer’s projected average consumption.

 

Irrigation Or Lawn Sprinklers
1 inch or less $2,025.00
1 1/2 inch $3,395.00
2 inches $5,115.00
4 inches $17,660.00

 

Fire Service, Public And Private
Tapping fees as per schedule
No connection fee.  Quarterly service charges only.

THESE RATES WILL BE IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE FOR ALL APPLICATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN REVIEWED AND APPROVED BY THE MPWC.

 

To view the MPWC’s 2016 rate schedule, please use this link: MPWC 2016 Rates Schedule