Senior Citizen Water & Sewer Bill Discount Policy
The Senior Citizen Water and Sewer Bill Discount entitles seniors aged 65 or over, residing in their own residence with separate metered water service for that residential unit, a 10 percent discount on the Town of Ayer water and sewer bill. This discount provides substantial savings to seniors.
The discount is available on your quarterly bill for water and sewer use for the first 3000 cubic feet. Usage over 3000 cubic feet and usage on an irrigation meter is not eligible for the discount.
To be eligible for the discount you must meet the following criteria:
- You must be 65 years of age or older
- You must be the owner of the property
- You must occupy the property as your principal place of residence
- The property must have a separate water meter
- The property must be classified as a single-family dwelling or condominium
- Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) must not exceed $50,000
- All Town accounts, including taxes, must be current
If you meet all the above criteria and wish to apply, you must submit a Senior Water & Sewer Bill Discount Application. The form must be completed in its entirety and submitted with all supporting documentation. Applications will be accepted from September 1 Through September 15 and the discount will become effective on October 1. The application must be renewed on an annual basis.
If your application for the discount is denied due to ineligible property classification, you may appeal this decision by re-submitting your application along with documentary proof that the property is a single-family dwelling or condominium. When such documentation is received, your account will be updated to reflect the correct classification.
If the conditions under which you submit your application change, you are required to make the DPW aware of these changes to determine if the discount still applies. If it is determined that the discount was approved under false pretenses, you may be liable for any previously waived charges as well as any applicable penalties or fines. The Town of Ayer reserves the right to request recertification of the discount periodically.
For more information on the Senior Water & Sewer Bill Discount program, please contact the Ayer Department of Public Works, 25 Brook Street, 978-772-8240.