Deposits for residential customers are determined by the online credit check and range from $0 to $150 based on the results. The fee for the credit check and the deposit must be paid in full prior to services being connected. If a credit check cannot be completed because social security number is not provided, the deposit will be $300.
Business deposits are based on anticipated usage of the business or similar existing business in the Town of Burgaw and Town staff will consider the nature of the business conducted, number of employees, square footage of business, or the Town staff may consider businesses outside the Town of Burgaw with similar uses. Business accounts are required to provide a Federal Tax ID and signature of an officer if it is a corporation or the social security number and signature of the owner of an unincorporated business.
All deposits are maintained by the Town until termination of service. Schedule of fees for commercial accounts are as follows:
0 to 3,000 gallons
3,001 to 9,000
9,001 to 25,000
25,001 to 50,000
50,001 to 100,000
100,000 or More
Per gallon rate based on current fiscal year's approved budget for the Town of Burgaw.
High Volume Users
Deposits for high volume users will be determined on a case by case basis based on the best information available. For existing businesses that change ownership or discontinue service in one name and reestablish service in other name, the deposit will be based upon the average monthly usage over the last 12 months of service.
For new businesses, deposits will be based on the anticipated usage, as determined by town staff, based on any existing similar uses present in the Town of Burgaw. Similar uses used for comparison will be determined based on the nature of the business conducted, number of employees, square footage of business, as well as other factors that are typically present with similar uses. Deposits may also be based on usage of similar businesses outside the Town of Burgaw.
Note: All previous balances associated with an existing business must be paid in full prior to the establishment of a new account in the event of a business relocating within Burgaw.