After July 1, 2023 the Manchester Water and Sewer Department will assume the sewer system assets and maintenance of the former 8th District Utilities.
Customers in the 8th District will receive invoices that include both water and sewer charges from the Manchester Water and Sewer Department. Sewer charges will be based on water consumption, and invoices will be prorated for the first quarter.
Please note, that the Eighth Utilities District offices are closed and there will be no future sewer or tax bills from their offices.
Here are some commonly asked questions about the Merger:
Water rate - $3.86/HCF (Hundred cubic feet)
Sewer rate - $6.24/HCF (Hundred cubic feet)
Sewer treatment is more costly than water treatment, it takes more energy, more chemicals to make the water clean enough to return to the rivers and streams.
Sewer usage is based off of how much water is being used.
No, the Department does not allow deduction meters for irrigation. Customers may, at their own expense, install a separate water line for irrigation purposes that can be separately metered.
No, Water and Sewer will be listed on the same invoice. Sewer is charged based on how much water was used per HCF (Hundred cubic feet).
Yes, visit our Customer Portal at ManchesterCT.gov/water-sewer
After July 1, 2023 Manchester Water and Sewer Department will respond to sewer emergencies in the 8th district by calling our main number or directly by calling the Emergency Line at 860-647-3111.
Please visit this link for tips on on how to save water, and save money on your water and sewer bills.