Schedule of Fees

Solid Waste User Fees

The fees listed below are for South Kingstown and Narragansett residents only. These fees do not apply to commercial businesses or residents of other towns. Please inquire with the transfer station directly for commercial rates (401-783-4554).

Bulky Loads (Residential)$0.0775/lb ($5 minimum)
Bulky Yard Waste Loads (Residential)$0.035/lb ($5 minimum)
Refrigerant (Freon) Appliances$19.25 each
Non-Refrigerant (Non-Freon) Appliances$6.30 each
Recyclable Mattress and Box Springs (Limit 3 per Visit)** Free
Non-Recyclable Mattresses and Box Springs$85 per piece
Refuse Tags (South Kingstown Narragansett Residents ONLY)$2.35 per tag
Tires 18” and Under$8/tire
Tires over 18”$14/tire
Yard Waste Tags (South Kingstown Narragansett Residents ONLY)$1.25 per tag

Please Note: Refuse tags are sold in lots of five (5), and can be purchased at the RHRTS or in the Town Clerk's Office at Town Hall. Refuse tags may be purchased individually in the months of May and June. 

Yard Waste Tags are sold individually. All Tags expire on June 30 of each year.

** Free Recyclable Mattress/Box Spring Disposal for South Kingstown and Narragansett Residents Only

 Private Hauler License Fee: $1,000/year (effective July 1, 2008)

Wastewater Management

Sewer Permit$10
Wastewater Discharge Commercial Permit$100 per year
Wastewater Discharge Industrial Permit$1,000 per year
Wastewater Discharge Septage Hauler Permit (Yearly License)$200 per year
Wastewater Discharge Zero Discharge Industrial User Permit$100 per year

Construction Inspection

Individual Residential House and Actual Cost Non-Residential Lateral Inspections$25 minimum
New Residential Projects lot/unit$100 per dwelling

Wastewater System Assessment Charge

The cost of said connection shall be paid in full upon approval for actual physical connection to the wastewater system or may be paid in 5 equal annual installments at 12% interest annually on the unpaid balance. The first installment shall be due and payable prior to issuance of the physical connection permit; provided, however, if the total amount is less than $9,000, then the minimum principal payment of $1,800 per annum shall be mandatory, except for the final year.

New sewer connection in streets or rights-of-way and/or new constructions to presently connected commercial and/or industrial buildings which increase the building footprint and wastewater flow, exclusive of properties where liens were established in the Middlebridge System on October 30, 1992 and November 2, 1992:

Accessory Apartment$600 per apartment unit
Commercial, industrial, public$1,800 per 100,000 gals. per year
Engineering Review$25 to $100 as determined by Public Services Director
Group living quarters, motels, hotels$600 per bedroom
Multi-Family Residence$1,800 per dwelling unit
Septage User$90/ 1,000 gallons effective July 1, 2020
Single Family Residence$1,800 per dwelling

Wastewater Rates

Minimum in advance
Effective July 1, 2022
$350 per 10,000 cubic feet per year, per unit
Excess charge over 10,000 cubic feet
Effective July 1, 2022
$4.40 per 100 cubic feet

Water Rates

Town Turn On and Turn Off FeeActual cost per trip
Damage to Hydrants, Valves, etc.Actual cost incurred by Town
Service Installation to property line plus meter material installation and by Town inspectionActual cost incurred and appurtenant item
Accounts with inoperative meter pitsTwice annual minimum charge
Engineering Review Fee$25 to $100 as determined by Public Services Director
Construction Inspection: New Residential Projects Lot/Unit- Individual Residential House and Non-Residential Lateral Inspections$100 per dwelling Actual Cost ($25 Minimum)
Added charge under an active individual extension contract (includes all Middlebridge area customers)$125
Meter Test - by Utility without requestNo Charge plus bill adjustment

Meter Test - At Customer Request

If found inaccurate in customer's favor:

If found inaccurate in utility's favor:

If found accurate:

No Charge plus bill adjustment in accordance with water supply ordinance
Actual cost plus bill adjustment in accordance with water supply ordinance

Actual cost with no bill adjustment

Schedule of Water Rates


Meter SizeQuarterly Fee
1 1/4"$115
1 1/2"$115

Quarterly minimum charge for unmetered customers is double the quarterly minimum assessment.

Quarterly Use

Commodity Rate per 100 cubic feet:

  • First 1,250 cubic feet: Included in minimum charge
  • 1,250 - 2,500 cubic feet: $3.50
  • Over 2,501 cubic feet: $4.00

For existing special rate customers supplied through 1 meter to more than 1 dwelling or unit on the same platted lot, the rates shall be as follows:

UnitQuarterly FeeAllowance (Cubic Feet)
First Unit$551,250 cubic feet
Each additional unit$27.50500 cubic feet

Excess water use over the allowance at commodity rates.

Water furnished by the Utility outside of the Town through 1 meter shall be charged the minimum meter charge if the meter is furnished by the Utility, and a municipal wholesale rate in accordance with the Commodity Rate Structure. The advance payment shall be estimated from the previous year's consumption.

Rates for public and private fire protection shall be charged in advance as follows:

Public Fire Hydrants$328
Private Fire Hydrants$328
4" Private Fire Connection$136
6" Private Fire Connection$328
8" Private Fire Connection$587
10" Private Fire Connection$908
12" Private Fire Connection$1,314

Soil Erosion Fees

Review and Inspections in conjunction with Soil Erosion, Runoff and Sediment Control Plans pursuant to Article II of Chapter 20.

  1. Single-family/duplex lots: $100 per lot
  2. Residential subdivision land development projects during infrastructure construction:
    Number of LotsFee
    1 lot$100
    2 - 4 lots$200
    5 - 9 lots$500
    10 - 15 lots$750
    16 - 25 lots$1,000
    25 plus lots$1,250
    Plus $50 per lot for each lot over 25
  3. All other situations involving land disturbance including, but not limited to:
    • Commercial
    • Demolition
    • Industrial
    • Land grading
    • Landfills
    • Mining
    • Multi-family
    • Parking lots
    • Pipelines
    • Quarrying
    • Utilities
  4. Land Disturbance AreaFee
    Up to 30,000 sq. ft.$150
    30,000 sq. ft. - 1.5 acres$300
    2 acres - 5 acres$500
    6 acres - 10 acres$750
    11 acres - 20 acres$1,000
    20+ acres$1,250
    Plus $50 per acre for each acre over 20