What happens if I do not pay my sewer bill?
If the charges on a quarterly sewer bill are not paid when due, a 1 time late payment penalty of 10% of the latest billed amount are added to the charges. Additionally, interest is attached and accrued on unpaid charges computed at a rate of 1-½% per month (18% per annum) starting on the next day after the billing due date until paid. Interest is computed on the entire unpaid balance, excluding lien certification costs.

Accounts that are in excess of 60 days delinquent may receive a lien warning letter. The letter will be mailed to interested parties known to the Enfield WPCA (known parties may include Owner, Mortgage Company, Landlord and Occupant in the case of rental property) regarding the delinquent amount. The warning letter will list the amount of charges in arrears, and will explain that the customer must pay the charges in full, or arrange for a payment plan within 30 days from the date of the warning letter. The warning letter will also provide notice that the WPCA may bring a foreclosure action against the property 60 days after the attachment of the lien.

A lien may be attached to the property if the responsible parties do not respond to the warning letter within 30 days of the notice. After 30 days have elapsed, the WPCA will proceed with the lien action if no arrangements have been made or full payment has not been received.

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1. What is the reason the fee is being changed?
2. When does this change become effective?
3. How will my sewer fee be calculated under the new usage-based method?
4. Can you give an example of how the residential sewer fee is calculated?
5. How will this affect my property taxes?
6. If the Town of Enfield converts to a user fee will the fees be tax deductible?
7. How does Enfield's new sewer rate compare to other Connecticut towns?
8. Who pays the sewer bill, particularly if the property is rented?
9. Will the sewer use fee be billed along with your taxes?
10. How will the new sewer fee affect "non-profits" including Fire and Police?
11. What about people who have public sewer but not public water (i.e., a private well)?
12. What happens if I do not pay my sewer bill?
13. What about people who have septic systems and are not connected to public sewer?