Water and Sewer Facilities – Availability Fees
The purpose of the availability fees is to defray the continuing cost of providing water treatment, transmission mains, pumping stations, storage facilities, sewage treatment, sewer collection, and other capital items.
The charge for availability fee for water and sewer service shall be made for each new service in accord with the following schedule.
Single Family Dwelling WATER SEWER
¾” Water & 4” Sewer $2500.00 $3000.00
1” Water & 6” Sewer $3500.00 $5000.00
Multi-Family, per family unit $1200.00 $1900.00
(Duplexes, condominiums, town-
houses, apartments & mobile homes)
*Per family unit is considered separately
Motel (per unit or room) $300.00 $500.00
(excluding on-site laundry)
Restaurants (per seat) $100.00 $200.00
Laundromats (per machine) $900.00 $1200.00
Nursing Homes (per bed) $400.00 $500.00
Homes for the age (per bed) $300.00 $400.00
Hospitals (per bed) $600.00 $900.00
Doctor’s Office (per patient bed) $400.00 $500.00
Theaters, drive in type (per car) $40.00 $50.00
Theaters, auditorium type (per seat) $40.00 $50.00
Picnic areas (per person $40.00 $50.00
& park capacity)
Camps, resorts, overnight (per site) $40.00 $50.00
Luxury camps with flush toilets $200.00 $300.00
(per camp site)
Any proposed use not covered above or in cases where a higher factor, hardship or community waiver is recommended by Staff, the Town Council shall make the final decision based upon written application with supporting data.
Availability charges for any water or sewage use not classified above shall be based on an equivalent residential use (ERU) determination by the Town Manager. Each ERU determined shall be assessed a charge of $1200.00 per ERU for water and/or $1900.00 respectively. The ERU determination shall be based on the building or premise water use for existing users, and on projected use or discharges for new users. Projected use or discharges shall be estimated utilizing design analysis and/or records of similar uses. All projected ERU determinations discharge to determine the accuracy of the ERU determination. If the ERU determination was high, the Town will refund the availability fee overpayment. Should any building use change placing a greater demand on the water or sewer system, additional availability fees may be assessed by the Manager based on the additional demand, with full credit given for availability fees already paid.