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Water Emergencies: Call MWSD at (650) 728-3545
Sewer Emergencies: Call SAM at (650) 726-0124
Dial 911 for life-threatening and safety

Rates and Finance

Rates & Fees

Long-Range Planning. In order to control costs and ensure reliable service and stable rates the District carries out long-range planning that takes into account all important factors, such as: customer service needs, maintenance costs, future facility needs, regulations and more.

Financial, Rate and Fee Studies. With the long-range plans in place, the District carries out financial planning, as well as rate and fee studies to identify rates and fees that are: understandable, fair, provide needed revenue and meet legal requirements.

Master Fee Schedule - Ordinance No. 187

Summary of the Most Used Fees and Charges

SEWER PERMIT: (New Construction) Fee
Sewer Permit (Connection) $24,913.00
Connection Permit Administrative Actual Cost (minimum $505.00)
Connection Permit Inspection Fee Actual Cost (minimum $477.00)
Private Sewer System Deposit for Engineering Review $2,737.00
Fixture Unit Charge $997.00
REMODEL FEES
Remodel Permit Fee $354.00
Extra fixture unit fee (per fixture unit) $498.50 or $997.00
DOMESTIC WATER CONNECTION CAPACITY CHARGES
5/8 x 3/4 inch meter $17,100.00
3/4 inch meter $18,810.00
1 inch meter $23,939.00
1-1/2 inch meter $30,783.00
2 inch meter $49,589.00
3 inch meter $188,095.00
4 inch meter $239,395.00
Above 4 inch meter determined by General Manager based on estimated water usage
Administrative Fee $505.00
Inspection Fee $477.00
Engineering Review $2,737.00
PRIVATE FIRE PROTECTION CONNECTION FEES
3/4 TO 5/8 inch meter $5,106.00
1 inch meter $8,528.00
1-1/2 inch meter $17,002.00
2 inch meter $27,215.00
3 inch meter $51,058.00
4 inch meter $85,119.00
6 inch meter $141,885.00
8 inch meter $236,525.00
10 inch meter $394,284.00
Administrative Fee $505.00
Inspection Fee $477.00
Engineering Review Deposit $2,737.00
Total $3,719.00