Water/Sewer Bills

Water and sewer bills were mailed to Village of Essex Junction property owners on April 29, 2016.  The current bill includes quarterly fixed charges plus water usage for the previous six months.  The previous water and sewer bill (dated 01/31/16) was for quarterly fixed charges only and did not include the usage that is on the current bill.

Payments can be mailed or brought to the Village office at 2 Lincoln St., Essex Junction, VT 05452.  A drop box is available for after-hours check payments.  Payments received or postmarked after May 31, 2016 will be charged a 5% penalty.  For questions concerning your bill, or if you did not receive a bill, please call the Village office at 878-6944.  

Water/sewer bills can be paid online or in office with credit or debit card for a fixed convenience fee of $2.95.  There is a link to online payments on the left of the homepage.

Water FAQs

Utility Rates

  • FYE 17 Water Rate:  $22.66 per unit quarterly plus $0.0157 per cubic foot
  • FYE 17 Sewer Rate:  $24.53 per unit quarterly plus $0.0092 per cubic foot
  • FYE 17 Sanitation Rate: $22.97 per unit quarterly plus $0.0054 per cubic foot

Water/Sewer/Sanitation fixed charges are billed quarterly, water usage is billed semi-annually.

Water Leaks

Think that your "small leak" doesn't matter?  Think again!

  • A "running" toilet can waste two gallons of water per minute. 60 min x 24 hours=1440 minutes/day x 2 gal.min= 2880 gallons/ day.

2880gallons x 182 days = 524,160 gallons or 70,074cf for a 6 month bill. Possible Bill as of 7/1/15 rates .0304/cf = over $2000.00

  • A silent leak in a toilet can waste up to 7,000 gallons of water per month. 7000 gal/month / 30 days = 233 gallons/day.

233 gallons x 182 =42,406 gallons or 5,669 cf for a 6 month bill. Possible bill as of 7/1/15 rates .0304/cf = over $350.00 (leak plus household of 4 average daily use plus fixed charges).

  • A water faucet left on can use between 2.5-5 Gal/min. Often over looked is a leaking outside faucet or hose. If left on overnight possible 3600 gallons wasted over $14.00 .

According to WaterSense, leaky faucet that drips at the rate of one drip per second can waste more than 8 gallons/day or 3,000 gallons per year.