City of Laconia Public Works Department
The City of Laconia is a member of the Winnipesaukee River Basin Program (WRBP) - a state owned and operated regional wastewater system serving 10 communities in the Lakes Region. The treatment facility is located in Franklin, NH. Funding for the WRBP is provided through the sewer rates assessed by the member communities. For more information on the Winnipesaukee River Basin Program please see the WRBP Website.
Feeding into the WRBP infrastructure, Laconia manages 18 sewer pump stations and approximately 91 miles of gravity main and 13 miles of force main. Connection to the sanitary sewer system is required when an improved property is within 250' to the public sewer system. The point of measurement is from the closest part of any structure which contains plumbing to the sewer system. If easements are necessary, the distance would be measured along or across the shortest available easement.
- Notice of cleaning and inspection of sanitary sewer mains
- Sewer Ordinance
- Sewer Construction: Details related to sanitary sewer can be found in the Engineering Construction Details
- Service Cards are on file for each property connected to sewer and are available upon request. These cards contain sketches of the location of the sewer service lateral.
- Sewer Facts-To-Know for all customers can be found in the following Fact Sheets
- Emergencies: In the event of a sewer emergency, please call Laconia DPW @ (603) 528-6379. During off hours, call the Laconia Police Department @ (603) 524-5252
Sewer billing is based on either a flat (un-metered) semi-annual fee of $170.00 or a metered quarterly fee of $33.25 (base rate) + metered consumption (billed per unit at the rate of $4.19 per 100 cubic feet) Please note that these rates will be in effect as of September 1, 2014.
Sewer charges shall be as follows or as amended from time to time by the City:
A. Fixed yearly fee per unit shall be charged as follows:
Effective bill date on or after:B. Charge based on metered water consumption: [Amended 11-27-2006 by Ord. No. 03.2006.03; 9-26-
September 1,2013: thirty-two dollars and fifty cents ($32.50) per quarter.
September 1,2014: thirty-three dollars and twenty-five cents ($33.25) per quarter.
September 1,2015: thirty-four dollars and zero cents ($34.00) per quarter.
2011 by Ord. No. 06.2011.06; 05-28-2013 by Ord. No. 01-2013.01]
Effective bill date on or after: Charge
September 1,2013: $3.69 per hundred cubic feet
September 1,2014: $4.19 per hundred cubic feet
September 1,2015: $4.75 per hundred cubic feet
C. Charge based on non-metered flat rate (for Sewer-Only accounts - those accounts that are on public sewer but served by private water by means of either a well or a PUC regulated water system), effective with the billing date on or after December 30, 2012: three hundred forty dollars ($340.00) per unit/year billed semi-annually ($170.00/bill); and with the billing due date of July 1, 2014 or after: four hundred twelve dollars and zero cents ($412.00);and with the billing due date of July 1, 2015 or after: four hundred fifty two dollars and zero cents ($452.00) coinciding with the tax year as defined in RSA 76:2. Billing and collection ofthe flat rate sewer-only accounts will be conducted by the City Tax Collector in accordance with RSA 76:13 and RSA 80:59-91. Determination of the flat rate is as described in 189-44 B (2).
A unit is defined as follows:
- For residential facilities, apartments and other similar use, each single family living area is one unit (a duplex would be two units, etc.).
- For hotels, motels, convalescent homes, hospitals, jails and other similar uses, each room is considered one-half unit.
- For industrial and commercial facilities, each building sewer connected directly or indirectly to the public sewer is considered one unit per meter.
- The Laconia Water Works Department administers the metered sewer billing and the Tax Collector's office administers flat rate sewer billing.
Please click here for sewer only billing information
Sanitary Sewer Upgrades are planned as needed in conjunction with the upgrade of Union Avenue between the Circle K/Irving store and Rite Aid by Gilford Avenue. Click here for more details.
§ 189-15. Unlawful action.
No person shall connect roof downspouts, exterior or interior foundation drains, areaway drains or other sources of surface runoff or ground water or building floor drains to a building sewer or building drain which in turn is connected, directly or indirectly, to a public sanitary sewer. No person shall remove a cleanout cap from any drain, vent waste pipe or fixture for the purposes of allowing water, surface or subsurface, by sump pump or by gravity flow, to enter into the sanitary sewage system without first having obtained written permission from the City. No person shall obstruct the free flow of air through any drain or soil pipe.