KINGSTON WATER DISTRICT

Water Rates - Effective: January 1, 2019

Distribution Charges: Based upon Meter Size  

Annual Charge  Quarterly Charge

5/8”  meter  $ 240.87 $ 60.22

3/4” meter $ 321.98 $ 80.49

1”  meter $ 369.55 $ 92.39

2” meter $ 812.91 $ 203.23

4” meter  $2,178.76 $ 544.69

6” meter $4,212.41  $1,053.10

Rates for meter sizes larger than 6” would have to be developed as the need arises.


Capital Charge: Annual charge of $50.80 (paid quarterly $12.70) per customer account.

Infrastructure Charge: Annual charge of $50.80 (paid quarterly $12.70) per customer account.

Water Consumption Charges: Residential customers will be billed at the rate of $2.42 per 100 cubic feet up to 2,450 per quarter. Residential customers over 2,450 per quarter will be billed at the rate of $2.66 per 100 cubic feet. Commercial Customers: $2.42 per 100 cubic feet, Institutional Customers: $2.42 per 100 cubic feet, Wholesale Rate: $1.42 per 100 cubic feet, Agricultural Rate: $2.42 per 100 cubic feet, Industrial Rate: $2.42 per 100 cubic feet.


State of Rhode Island Surcharge: State-imposed surcharge of $0.0292 per 100 gallons of water consumption.

Multiple-Residential Use Through One Meter: For residential customers supplied through one (1) meter to more than one (1) dwelling or unit on the same platted lot, a distribution charge of $240.87 will be made to each residential unit, and the charge for water consumed will be billed as stated above under Water Consumption Charges.


Residential Impact Fee: A one-time fee of $2,804.34 per service connection shall be paid prior to hook-up to the water system for all new customers.

Non-Residential Impact Fee: A one-time impact fee of $2,804.34 per service connection will be paid for each 20,000 cubic-foot increment of estimated potential annual water consumption. A partial schedule follows:

0 to 20,000 cu. ft. $2,804.34  impact fee

20,001 to 40,000 cu. ft. $5,608.68 impact fee

40,001 to 60,000 cu. ft. $8,413.02 impact fee

60,001 to 80,000 cu. ft. $11,217.36 impact fee


Hydrant System Charges:

Public Fire Hydrants: $305.98/Annual   $76.50/Quarterly

Private Fire Hydrants: $388.45/Annual  $95.86/Quarterly

Sprinkler & Fire Services: For each connection based upon size:

Size Annual Charge  Quarterly Charge

 <1.5” $ 130.48 $ 32.62

 1.5” $ 140.92 $ 35.23

2” $ 209.81 $  52.45

 3” $ 314.70 $ 78.67

 4” $ 418.98 $ 104.74   6” $   837.96 $ 209.49

 8” $1,675.97  $  418.99

 10” $2,513.92 $  628.48

 12” $3,351.94 $  837.99


Billing:  Bills are prepared quarterly. All bills are payable within 30 days of billing.

Interest on any unpaid balances will be assessed at a rate of 12% per annum beginning with the date of the original invoice.

Shut-off Fees: There will be a “turn-off/turn-on” fee of $50.00 charged to the customer for nonpayment of water service other than in an emergency situation

2019 Water Rates