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OFFICE:  (802) 867-5311

 

Dorset  Volunteer Fire Dept.

Dorset Water Co.

 Dorset fire district NO. 1

Dorset Water Company

The Dorset Water Co. provides public water to 178 homes and businesses in the village of Dorset, Vermont.

WATER SYSTEM

Water Fees

Chemicals

Maintenance - Mains

Contingency

Misc. Expenses

$129,273

$800

$10,000

$20,000

$300

REVENUES

EXPENSES

Delinquent Water Fees

Clerical Supplies

Maintenance - Reservoir

Dues & Publications

Operating Permit

Interest Income

Consumer Confidence Rpt.

Mileage

Insurance

Professional Fees

System Operator

TOTAL

$500

$350

$2,500

$300

$2,200

$500

$350

$200

$4,000

$12,000

$35,000

$124,757

Sinking Fund Transfer

TOTAL

$133,500

Clerk Fees

Maintenance - Road

Fuel

Postage

Repay Loans/Debt Retirem.

Testing

$3,227

$2,500

$1,500

$700

$800

$1,500

$38,500

WATER budget (2019-20)

DELINQUENT WATER USERS

Water Source

The Kellogg Springs, located 250 feet above the village of Dorset, are the sole source of water for the system.  These natural springs are covered and feed water downhill into the reservoir.

Reservoir

A 225,000 gallon covered storage tank is the reservoir for the system and is located just downhill of the springs.  The reservoir is chlorinated by a mechanical system.  No electric power exists at the reservoir.  Approximately 2200 feet of 8 in. pipe leaves the reservoir and supplies water to the distribution system.

Distribution System

Approximately 12,000 feet of 6 in. and 4 in. pipe compose the distribution system, which supplies 201 service connections.  About 90% of connections are residential and 10% are commercial.  The entire system is gravity fed and does not have any pumps or other apparatus that require electricity.

The following is a list of water users who have not paid in full their water fees and/or system repairs:

 

  • ADAPTIVE ADVENTURES, LLC
  • API PROPERTIES 810 LLC
  • DOHERTY, TIMOTHY
  • GORDON, ROBIN & DONALD
  • HATHAWAY, TERESA
  • KINGSTON, JAMES & JEAN
  • LABRANCHE, GEORGE
  • MCGINNIS, LINDA
  • STIMSON, JOHN RUSHING

Headquarters

Dorset Firehouse

2788 Rt. 30

Dorset, VT 05251

(802) 867-5311

Water Operator

Chris Hayes: SOS

vaportrail@vermontel.net

802-793-9429

Water Fees

Water fees are billed quarterly, and are based on the state of Vermont's estimated water usage figures.  All fees below are per quarter.

 

Residential Rates

  • Connection Fee

$25.00

  • First 10,000 gallons

$62.50

  • Each gallon above 10,000

$0.00105

  • Pool surcharge

$51.00

 

Non-Residential Rates

  • Connection Fee

$50.00

  • First 10,000 gallons

$50.00

  • Each gallon between 10,000 and 100,000

$0.00105

  • Each gallon above 100,000

$0.0011

  • Pool surcharge

$51.00

 

Residential Usage

  • 13,500 gallons per bedroom per quarter

 

Non-Residential Usage

  • 1350 gallons per employee per quarter
  • 4500 gallons per bed space per quarter
  • 450 gallons per dining seat per quarter

 

Quarterly Fee Examples

  • 3 bedroom home (40,500 gallon usage)

 

  $25.00   connection

  $62.50   <= 10,000 gal.

  $32.03   > 10,000 gal.

$119.53   TOTAL

 

  • 4 bedroom home with pool (45,000 gal. usage)

 

 $25.00    connection

 $62.50    <= 10,000 gal.

 $36.75    > 10,000 gal.

 $ 51.00   pool

$175.25   TOTAL

 

  • Inn with 100 seat-restaurant and 50 beds (495,000 gallon usage)

 

  $50.00   connection

  $50.00   <= 10,000 gal.

  $94.50   10k -100k gal.

$434.50    > 100,000 gal.

$629.00   TOTAL

 

Non-Residential

"Non-residential" water users are defined as all water users except single and two-family homes and customary home occupations.

 

 

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