Sewer connection fees are determined based on the expected impact of that connection to the system. Because you hire your own contractor to make the physical connection to the sewer main line, the connection fee is made up of a PIF only (Municipal Code 13.04.300 Plant Investment Fees and Connection Procedures-Amount of Fee). The sewer connection fee for a single family home is currently $4,919.00 (effective January 1, 2020). Additional tap fees are due when the home is located in a separate sanitation district.
The monthly sewer fee for a single family home is currently $22.62. Again, if the home is located within a separate sanitation district then there is an additional monthly sewer fee paid to the district.
Multiple family or commercial connection fees are calculated by formulas. These formulas use a factor called EQU (equivalent residential unit) which is then multiplied by the minimum connection fee of $4,919 to get the total sewer connection fee. The EQU factor is also used to calculate the monthly sewer service charge ($22.62 per EQU). Some examples of those calculations are listed below.
Please Note - The calculations below are intended for example purposes only. For a specific quote, contact Debi Overholt, Customer Service Supervisor at (970) 244-1520.
Sewer Connection Fee Sample Calculations
|Multi-Family||0.72 x # of units = EQU||25 Unit Apartment Building
0.72 x 25 = 18 EQU's
18 x $4,919 = $88,542 Sewer Connection Fee or PIF
(No Restaurant, No Kitchen)
|0.36 x # of rooms = EQU||200 Room Hotel:
0.36 x 200 = 72 EQU's
72 x $4,919 = $354,168 Sewer Connection Fee or PIF
|Retail Store||0.35 x (square feet/1,000) = EQU (minimum 1 EQU)||Store with 2,000 square feet:
0.35 x (2,000/1,000) = 0.70 EQU (minimum 1 EQU)
1.0 x $4,919 = $4,919 Sewer Connection Fee or PIF
|Laundromat||0.90 x # of Washing Machines = EQU||15 Machine Laundromat:
.090 x 15 = 13.5 EQU's
13.5 x $4,919 = $66,406.50 Sewer Connection Fee or PIF
For multi-family or commercial sewer connections, the City does have an alternative calculation based on water consumption. For additional information, please contact Debi Overholt at 970-244-1520.