As the result of a mandate from the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the City of Newburyport and the Town of Newbury have jointly managed a project to extend water and sewer services to Plum Island.
To pay for the cost of this project, the Town of Newbury has assessed a betterment charge to the residents of Plum Island. These charges are billed to each resident as part of their annual real estate tax bill. The charges appear on the 3rd and 4th quarter tax bills each levy year. A levy year is from July 1 - June 30. Therefore, the charges appear on the real estate bills due February 1 and May 1 of each year.
To access the sewer betterment payment schedule which includes the principal and interest charge per unit over 30 years, please CLICK HERE.
To access the water betterment payment schedule which includes the principal and interest charge per unit over 20 years, please CLICK HERE.
Please watch this page for additional updates on betterment charges due for the Plum Island Water and Sewer Project.