Ashland Sewer Litigation

After a trial spanning several days, the Department of Telecommunications and Energy found in favor of the Town of Framingham and modified the sewage transport rate paid by the Town of Ashland to Framingham under a 1963 Intermunicipal Agreement. This decision, along with a subsequent new Intermunicipal Agreement, resulted in retroactive payment of $1 million by Ashland to Framingham, plus an increase in payments by Ashland to Framingham for operations and maintenance from $5,500 annually to approximately $800,000-1,000,000 annually.