Sewer Connection Fee
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 (PDF)). Effective January 1, 2022, the sewer connection fee for a single family home is $5,219. Additional tap fees are due when the home is located in a separate sanitation district.
Single Family Home
The monthly sewer fee for a single family home is currently $23.31. Again, if the home is located within a separate sanitation district there is an additional monthly sewer fee that is paid to that district.
Multi Family Home/Commercial
Multiple family or commercial connection fees are calculated by formulas. These formulas use a factor called Equivalent Residential Unit (EQU) which is then multiplied by the minimum connection fee of $5,219 to get the total sewer connection fee. The EQU factor is also used to calculate the monthly sewer service charge ($23.31 per EQU).
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 Number of units = EQU||25 Unit Apartment Building:|
0.72 x 25 = 18 EQU's
18 x $5,219 = $93,942 Sewer Connection Fee or PIF
(No Restaurant, No Kitchen)
|0.36 x Number of rooms = EQU||200 Room Hotel:|
0.36 x 200 = 72 EQU's
72 x $5,219 = $385,768 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 $5,219 = $5,219 Sewer Connection Fee or PIF
|Laundromat||0.90 x Number of Washing Machines = EQU||15 Machine Laundromat:|
.090 x 15 = 13.5 EQU's
13.5 x $5,219 = $70,456.50 Sewer Connection Fee or PIF
For 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.