To protect public health and the environment through innovative and cost effective wastewater and solid waste management, and in doing so convert waste into resources such as recycled water, energy, and recycled materials.
This report provides a summary of the Districts’ revenue program. It discusses the overall objectives, key legislative requirements and policies, development of the existing service charge and connection fee programs, and the implementation process. It also contains a brief overview of the Districts’ operations.
Service charges are paid by residential and commercial dischargers to cover the annual cost of operation and maintenance of the wastewater system and to pay for upgrade capital facilities that benefit those users. The service charge rate tables provide a list of all user categories, the units of usage (e.g. per 1,000 sq. ft.) for each category, the number of sewage units per unit of usage for each category, and the adopted charges per unit of usage for each category.
Industrial wastewater surcharge rates are paid by industrial wastewater dischargers and are equivalent to the service charge rates paid by residential and commercial users. The industrial wastewater surcharge rate tables provide a list of the rates for each of the charge parameters (flow, chemical oxygen demand or COD, and suspended solids or SS) making up wastewater.
Connection fees are paid by new users or existing dischargers who increase their discharge to cover the cost of the capacity needed to accommodate their discharge. It is a one-time fee that must be paid before a connection to the sewer is made. The connection fee rate tables provide a list of all user categories, the units of usage (e.g. per 1,000 sq. ft.) for each category, the number of capacity units per unit of usage for each category, and the adopted charges per unit of usage for each category.