Phone: (207) 832-0422
Fax: (207) 832-0423
Emergency Sewer Service Line: (207) 542-1509
P.O. Box 848
Waldoboro, Maine 04572
Office is located at 850 Union Road (Route 235) Waldoboro, Maine
Office hours currently vary. Please reach out to make an appointment.
Gordon C. Webster, Superintendent
WALDOBORO UTILITY DISTRICT
SCHEDULE OF RATES
Effective May 1, 2022
SEWER SERVICE RATES [Last changed May 1, 2016]
Water use based rate (1) $8.85/100 cu.ft.
Minimum billing $70.80 (800 cu.ft.)
Flat rate for residential single family (2) $106.20 per quarter
NOTE: Customers with no water use for billing period pay minimum.
NEW CONNECTION CHARGES
Inspection charge $75.00
Sewer System Development Charge $5.55 per gallon (3)
Please reach out to our office for the necessary application and information on how to hook up to the wastewater system.
30-Day Notice $1.00 plus direct cost of mailing
Registering of Lien $13.00 plus all registry costs
Notice of Foreclosure $3.00 plus direct cost of mailing
Interest on late accounts varies (4)
Returned Check $10.00 plus bank charges
(1) Customer with public or private water meters
(2) Other customers with no public water or water meter pay based on water use as estimated by the District.
(3) Based on State Plumbing Code. Single family house = $999.00
(4) Up to maximum annual percentage rate permitted by State of Maine
Please note: Account balances are updated on the website on a weekly basis. Online transaction fees are charged by the vendor, MuniciPAY for the pay online service – E-Check $1.50 flat fee per transaction; Credit Cards 2.5% per transaction.
If you have questions about your billing statement, please contact Waldoboro Utility District. If you need technical assistance, please call MuniciPAY at (877) 590-5097 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Board of Trustees
Mr. Fred Bess, Chairman & Treasurer
Mr. Sam Chapman, Clerk
Mr. Gordon E. Webster
Mr. Mark Barbour
Mr. Mike Thayer
Due to the recently clogged pumps at River Pump Station, the following communication from the District to customers was the below insert, which was mailed with quarterly billing statements in February 2023:
”The Waldoboro Utility District would like to remind all customers and residents that flushable wipes do not break down in time to be processed by the wastewater system, which results in the wipes clogging essential pipes and pumps. The repairs needed to unclog the system are costly and time consuming, and avoidable if we ensure only toilet paper is flushed. We strongly encourage all residents to heed this reminder as the District is operating with a very tight budget, and any unexpected expenses could result in a rate increase, something we all hope to avoid.”
We’re Here to Help
If you are facing financial difficulties with paying your wastewater bill and you qualify, there are programs which can help.
- MaineHousing’s Water Assistance Program is available for wastewater bills, and an application is available on their website mainehousing.org.
- Waldoboro residents can apply for assistance by contacting the CLC YMCA Community Navigator Karen-Ann Hagar-Smith for the Waldoboro at the Town Office (207) 832-5369 x 308 or (207) 403-4116 to see if you qualify for additional assistance. More information can be found www.waldoboromaine.org.
Additionally, customers can make payments in any amount on their account, whether weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or even annually. Your account will be credited when your payment is received in good order, and any amount owed will be deducted from the credit amount during the billing cycle. There is no minimum payment amount. You will continue to receive billing statements so that you can monitor your balance.
Please reach out to our office if you need assistance at (207) 832-0422.
On September 15, 2022, the Board of Trustees agreed unanimously to begin sending regular quarterly statements to all lien holders regarding their lien accounts. This is to assist lien holders in making payments, whether online or via cash/check, as well as so they can better monitor the balance and interest charges. Once the lien balance is paid in full, a Discharge of Sewer Lien will be issued and the lien discharged, resulting in no longer receiving lien account billing statements.
If you have any questions or concerns, and/or would like to receive a Payment Installment Form to set up a payment plan, please reach out to our office at (207) 832-0422 or email at email@example.com.
Do Not Flush!
- Wipes (even if labeled flushable)
- Baby wipes
- Feminine hygiene products
- Band Aids
- Cotton balls
- Cotton Swabs
- Kitty Litter
- Food waste
- Coffee grinds
- Egg shells
- Cigarette butts
- Paper towels
- Plastic gloves/face masks
- Other general garbage
Always dispose of these items in a trash can. It can save you from dealing with messy, costly sewage backups in your home caused by blockages in your lateral line. It can also help prevent sewage overflows caused by blockages in WUD’s sewer lines and harm the environment.