Sanitation

The Town of Bayfield took over the Bayfield Sanitation District at the beginning of 2007; therefore, the Town now controls & maintains the Bayfield Wastewater system & the Gem Village Wastewater System.

The Town recently built a fully mechanical Wastewater Treatment Plant. This new plant treats approximately 600,000 gallons of sewage per day. The current Gem Village plant is being decommissioned and the Gem Village sewer has been piped to the new Bayfield plant.

IN TOWN SANITARY SEWER PLANT INVESTMENT FEES:

$6,000 per Equivalent Residential Tap (ERT), plus $50.00 inspection fee.

OUT OF TOWN SANITARY SEWER PLANT INVESTMENT FEES:

Pursuant to Section 15-115 of the Town Code, the Town may agree, by action of the Board of Trustees, to provide sanitary sewer service to areas outside the Town by contract. Any such contract shall contain provisions for payment of Plant Investment Fees.

IN-TOWN MONTHLY SANITARY SEWER USER RATES:

Residential:
Base Rate 6,000 Gallons $54.20
Usage Billing Increments
6,001 - 15,000 gal/month $0.75/kgal
15,000 - 30,000 gal/month $1.00/kgal
30,000 - 50,000 gal/month $1.50 /kgal
50,000 or greater gal/ month $2.00 /kgal

Commercial:
Base Rate 6,000 gal. month $54.20
Usage Billing Increments
6,001 - 15,000 gal/month $0.75/kgal
15,000 - 30,000 gal/month $1.00/kgal
30,000 - 50,000 gal/month $1.50 /kgal
50,000 or greater gal/ month $2.00 /kgal

In town sewer rates will be determined annually based on an average of winter water usage (November – March) for each account; the winter average will determine the number of gallons for the billing rate, beginning May 1 for the following 12 month period. New properties shall be assessed the out of town rate until adequate consumption data is available.

MONTHLY OUT OF TOWN SANITARY SEWER USER RATES:

Out of town sanitary sewer monthly user rate shall be $56/Month/Assigned ERT

A late fee of 5% per account shall be assessed on any bill which is not paid by the due date. Any bill which is carried for more than two consecutive billing cycles will receive a door tag as a reminder to pay by a certain date. If the bill is not paid by the date on the door tag, a lien will be placed on the property address. A $50.00 lien fee will be assessed on the account for the filing of the lien. The entire amounts due must be paid prior to relinquishment of the lien.