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Lower Bartlett Water Precinct provides water service to properties within the Precinct boundaries and to properties within its PUC-approved Franchise Area. The charges for water service include a minimum charge (Base Charge) and a metered water usage charge.  The Precinct will now have three billing periods (May, August and December). The Base Charge and water usage will be the only charges in the second billing period (August). Users will be allowed 10,000 gallons in each billing period at the base charge. Usage over the 10,000 will be an additional charge at the rate of $2.75 per thousand gallons. Further, properties within the Precinct are assessed a tax, which is included on the Town of Bartlett Real Estate Tax bill. Properties in the Franchise Area are not taxed but pay an equivalent charge (Semi-Annual Charge), which is included on the water bill. Tax rates are set by the New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration based on the Annual Budget voted by the Precinct at its annual meeting. For example the 2016 tax rate is $2.27 per $1,000 of assessed valuation. Set forth below is a breakdown of the of Precinct’s water usage charges.


            WATER RATE                                   BASE CHARGE       +             USAGE @$2.75/1,000 GALLONS


                5/8 METER                                   $ 210.00YR           +              $2.75/M GA.


                ¾ METER                                      $ 315.00YR           +              $2.75/M GA.


                1.0 METER                                    $ 525.00YR           +              $2.75/M GA.


                1.5 METER                                    $1,050.00YR         +              $2.75/M GA.


                2.0 METER                                    $1,680.00YR         +              $2.75/M GA.


CAPACITY FEES:  In addition to the above charges, a Capacity Fee is charged for new connections. Payment of this fee provides water availability. These fees offset major capital improvement costs associated with water supply, including principal and interest on debt. Within the Precinct Boundaries and Franchise Areas, Capacity Fees are assessed for new construction of a dwelling or commercial facility.




  • Late Payment Fee (Water Billing): $10.00 plus interest

  • Building permits (Precinct only):

  • Construction  cost of $1,000-$30,000                            $25.00

  • Construction cost greater than $30,000                         $50.00

  • Sprinkler charge                                                                  $75.00/inch of riser diameter

  • Bulk Water Precinct Customer                                              $2.75/1000 GA 

  • Non-Precinct customer                                                      $27.50 /1000 GA

  • Returned check charge                                                              $25.00

  • Reconnection after shut off for non-payment                               $75.00

  • All labor services                                                                  $60.00/HR + materials (1HR min.)

  • Customer site (1 HR MIN.)                                                  (overtime*@ $90.00/HR) 

  • Backflow Testing                                                                   $50.00/device

 Beginning in July 2017 the Lower Bartlett Water Precinct will be able to process Credit card transactions in the office or over the phone.