System Development Fees

A system development fee is a one-time charge paid by a new customer to recover a portion or all of the cost of constructing water and sewer system capacity. The fees can also be assessed to existing customers requiring increased system capacity. In general, system development fees are based upon the costs of current and/or future utility infrastructure including, but not limited to, water supply facilities, treatment facilities, effluent disposal facilities, and transmission mains. System development fees serve as the mechanism by which growth can “pay its own way” and minimize the extent to which existing customers must bear the cost of facilities that will be used to serve new customers.

System Development Fee Ordinance: