Development Fees

1) PLAN REVIEW AND INSPECTION FEES
  • Fee Deposit for Plan Review for Improvement Plans

When master development plans for the proposed water, sewer and nondomestic water facilities are submitted to the District for review, the applicant shall make a nonrefundable plan review fee of $50 per proposed equivalent dwelling. If the proposed facilities are for areas not being subdivided (i.e., commercial development, recreational development, and street improvements), the plan review fee deposit will be based on 3.3 percent of the estimated construction cost of the water and sewer facilities. A minimum deposit of $300 will be required on all projects. The required amount of deposit may be changed periodically without prior notice to applicants.

  • Final Plan Review and Inspection Fees

Prior to approval of the improvement plans by the District, the applicant shall pay the final plan review and inspection fee, which will be based on a 6.6 percentage of the water and sewer bonds amounts calculated per the SMWD Bond Sheet (Click here to download). The minimum plan check and inspection fee shall be $600. The applicant will be given credit for the plan review fee deposit. The percentage and minimum fee may be revised without prior notice to the applicant. Fee shall be paid prior to approval of plans by District.

  • Review and Inspection Fee for On-site Recycled Water Irrigation Improvement Plans

At the time of plan submittal to the District, the applicant shall make a nonrefundable plan review fee deposit based on 2.0 percent of the estimated construction cost of the recycled irrigation facilities. A minimum deposit of $200 will be required on all projects. Prior to approval of the irrigation plans by the District, the applicant shall pay the final plan review and inspection fee, which will be based on 4.0 percent of the estimated construction cost of the system. The estimated cost will be prepared by the applicant and submitted for review by the District. The minimum fee shall be $400. The applicant will be given credit for the plan review fee deposit. The percentage and/or minimum fee may be revised by the District without prior notice to the applicant. Fees shall be paid prior to the approval of plans.

  • SMWD Encroachment Permits

The standard permit fee shall be $50. The fee may be increased to 6.6 percent of the estimated cost of construction, should it be determined that the standard fee of $50 does not cover the District’s costs.

  • Fire Flow Test Fee

The applicant shall pay a fee of $175 for a fire flow test to be performed on a public fire hydrant within the District's service area.

2) METER CHARGES

Prices are for standard sized meters for new development within the District. Please contact the District directly for the pricing of meters of other sizes and installation applications. Charges for meters supplied by the District shall be paid prior to the release of the meter. Current costs for meters only:

Residential & Commercial
3/4" Meter Manual Read $127.70
3/4" Meter AMR $306.44
1" Meter Manual Read $194.12
1" Meter AMR $391.76
1 ½" Meter Manual Read $384.20
1 ½" Meter AMR $565.64
2" Meter AMR $743.84
2 ½" Hydrant Meter /
Construction Rental Deposit
$1,134.00
Irrigation
1 ½" Meter w/ strainer AMR $911.24
2" Meter w/ strainer AMR $943.64

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The meter costs are periodically reviewed and are subject to revision without prior notice.

3) AUTHORIZED UNMETERED WATER DURING CONSTRUCTION

The applicant shall pay a fee of $20 per lot for unmetered water use during construction for flushing and testing. Fee shall be paid prior to approval of plans and is subject to change without prior notification.

4) WASTE DISCHARGE FEE

The applicant shall pay a processing fee of $100 per application and an annual fee of $100 per permit issued for commercial/industrial waste discharge into the collection system.

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