Listed below are the current Special Services Fees compared to the approved fees for 2023.

In the utility industry, it is customary to assess a range of fees for special services that are associated for the benefit of a particular customer. These fees are designed to recover costs associated with providing special services and help decrease pressure on system-wide rates, which otherwise subsidize special services provided to limited groups of customers.

 

Special Services Fees – Approved 2023 Changes

 

Conservation
Fee Name Year of Last Fee Update 2020 Fee Amounts 2023 Approved Fee Amounts City Code Reference
Irrigation System Inspection Compliance Annual Enforcement Fee 2020 $160.27 $150 Sec. 34-134
Irrigation System Inspection Compliance Volumetric Rate (per 1,000 gallons) 2020 $2.056 $0.8193 Sec. 34-134
Customer Service – Related
Fee Name Year of Last Fee Update 2020 Fee Amounts 2023 Approved Fee Amounts City Code Reference
Residential Account Deposit (Water and Sewer Service) 2020 $100.11 $100.00 Sec. 34.3.01
Residential Account Deposit (Water and Sewer Service) for Uplift Assistance Program customers 2020 $77.09 $50.00 Sec. 34.3.01
Residential Account Deposit (Water Service Only) New n/a $60.00 Sec. 34.3.01
Residential Account Deposit (Water Service Only) for Uplift Assistance Program Customers New $49.48 $30.00 Sec. 34.3.01
Residential Account Deposit (Sewer Service Only) 2020 $50.63 $40.00 Sec. 34.3.01
Residential Account Deposit (Sewer Service Only) for Uplift Assistance Program customers 2020 $25.31 $20.00 Sec. 34.3.01
General Class Account Deposit New (See General Class Deposits) (See General Class Deposits) Sec. 34.3.01
Removal of Illegal Straight Connection New n/a $125.00 Sec. 34-5.02 (b)
5/8″ Meter Reset Fee (after service capping for illegal straight connection or meter/valve/lock tampering) New  n/a  $92.00 Sec. 34.3.01
3/4″ Meter Reset Fee (after service capping for illegal straight connection or meter/valve/lock tampering) New  n/a  $111.00 Sec. 34-5.02 (b)
1 ” Meter Reset Fee (after service capping for illegal straight connection or meter/valve/lock tampering) New  n/a  $140.00 Sec. 34-5.02 (b)
1.5″ Meter Reset Fee (after service capping for illegal straight connection or meter/valve/lock tampering) New  n/a  $285.00 Sec. 34-5.02 (b)
2″ Meter Reset Fee (after service capping for illegal straight connection or meter/valve/lock tampering) New  n/a  $435.00 Sec. 34-5.02 (b)
Meter Locate – Multiple Trip Fee New  n/a $55.00 Sec 34-3.08
Dye Testing Fee 2020 $59.71 $85.00 Sec. 34-237
Same Day Turn-On Fee (non-Uplift Assistance Program customers) 2020 $35.62 $33.00 Sec. 34-132
Same Day Turn-On Fee for Uplift Assistance Program customers New $35.62 $16.50 Sec. 34-132
CH2O Meter Tampering Fee New n/a $54.00 Sec. 34-5.02 (b)
CH2O  Bench Meter Test Fee New n/a $116.00 Sec. 34-5.02 (b)
CH2O 5/8″ Meter Reset Fee (after service capping for illegal straight connection or stolen meter) New n/a $146.00 Sec. 34-5.02 (b)
CH2O 3/4″ Meter Reset Fee (after service capping for illegal straight connection or stolen meter) New n/a $150.00 Sec. 34-5.02 (b)
CH2O 1 ” Meter Reset Fee (after service capping for illegal straight connection or stolen) New n/a $200.00 Sec. 34-5.02 (b)
CH2O 1.5″ Meter Reset Fee (after service capping for illegal straight connection or stolen) New n/a $462.00 Sec. 34-5.02 (b)
CH2O 2″ Meter Reset Fee (after service capping for illegal straight connection or stolen) New n/a $587.00 Sec. 34-5.02 (b)
Valve Tampering Fee 2020 $62.85 $72.00 Sec. 34-5.02 (a)
Lock Tampering Fee 2020 $47.14 $57.00 Sec. 34-5.02 (a)
Plug Tampering Fee New n/a $70.00 Sec. 34-3.09
Meter Trip Fee (non-Uplift Assistance Program customers) 2008 $10.00 $12.00 Sec. 34-130
Meter Trip Fee for Uplift Assistance Program customers 2008 $5.00 $6.00 Sec. 34-130
Added Fee to Cap Service Line after Removal of Illegal Straight Connection 1994 $175.00 $430.00 Sec. 34-5.02 (c)
Bad Check Fee 2005 $30.00 $30.00 Sec. 34-5.02 (f)
Penalty for Late Payment after 15 Days of Bill Mailing (No change) 1994 5.0% 5.0% Sec. 34-3.03
Development Services
Fee Name Year of Last Fee Update 2020 Fee Amounts 2023 Approved Fee Amounts City Code Reference
Encroachment or Easement Release Application Processing Fee 2020 $817.07 $830.00 Sec. 34-3.07
Fire Flow Test Fee 2020 $60.76 $76.00 Sec. 34-126
Lift Station Maintenance Fee 2020 $209,642 $225,445 Sec. 34-236
Fire Hydrant Water Meter
Fee Name Year of Last Fee Update 2020 Fee Amounts 2023 Approved Fee Amounts City Code Reference
Metered Water Sales (per 1,000 gallons) 2020 $2.710 $3.087 Sec. 34-131
Water Supply Fee (per 1,000 gallons) 2020 $3.4381 $3.541 Sec 34-131
Fire Hydrant Meter Daily Availability Charge 2020 $6.91 $6.00 Sec 34-131
Fire Hydrant Meter Deposit 2020 $1,715 $1,781 Sec 34-131
Monthly Penalty for Failure to Bring in Fire Hydrant Meter for Calibration/Inspection 2020 $99.40 $144.00 Sec 34-131
Monthly Penalty for Failure to Report Meter Reads Monthly 2020 $697.63 $733.00 Sec 34-131
Fire Hydrant Meter Irrigation Use Metered Irrigation OCL Water Sales (per 1,000 gallons) 2020 $9.8412 $10.550 Sec 34-131
Fire Hydrant Meter Irrigation Use Water Supply Fee Rate (per 1,000 Gallons) 2020 $8.996 $8.770 Sec 34-131
Industrial Waste
Fee Name Year of Last Fee Update 2020 Fee Amounts 2023 Approved Fee Amounts City Code Reference
Categorical Industrial Waste Permit (five years) 2020 $ 14,513.00 $15,783.00 Sec. 34-484
Non-Categorical Industrial Waste Permit (five years) 2020 $ 10,884.75 $11,837.00 Sec. 34-484
SIU Sampling Fee 2020 $645.03 $577.00 Sec. 34-484
Non-SIU Sampling Fee (per month) 2020 $11.42 $130.00 Sec. 34-484
Liquid Waste Permit Fee (Annual) 2020 $357.99 $413.00 Sec. 34-521
Liquid Waste Permit Vehicle Reinspection Fee 2020 $199.96 $232.00 Sec. 34-521
Liquid Waste Manifest Book 2020 $46.23 $53.00 Sec. 34-521
Liquid Waste Disposal Site Fee (per 1,000 Gallons) 2020 $93.74 $39.00 Sec. 34-521
FOG Monthly Fee 2020 $22.15 $17.00 Sec. 34-530
Laboratory Test Fees (different fees per procedure) 2020 (See Lab Fees) (See Lab Fees) Sec. 34-484
Liquid Waste Disposal Site Holiday Disposal Fee per hour 2020 $65.99 $73.00 Sec. 34-521
Liquid Waste Disposal Site Weekend Disposal Fee per hour 2020 $39.81 $44.00 Sec. 34-521
Sewer Surcharge – Total Suspended Solids (Charge times TSS mg/l less 250 mg/l) 2016 $1.68 $3.05 Sec. 34-226.3
Sewer Surcharge – Biochemical Oxygen Demand  (Charge times BOD mg/l less 250 mg/l) 2016 $1.81 $1.32 Sec. 34-226.3
Backflow Report Enforcement Fee (1  to 3 Assemblies) New n/a $79.50 Sec. 34-1078
Backflow Report Enforcement Fee (4 to 9 Assemblies) New n/a $110.00 Sec. 34-1078
Backflow Report Enforcement Fee (> 9 Assemblies) New  n/a $168.00 Sec. 34-1078
Pipeline Damage Cost Recovery
Fee Name Year of Last Fee Update 2020 Fee Amounts 2023 Approved Fee Amounts City Code Reference
Dispatch Fee for Response to Damaged Mains (EOC, Claims, D&C) 2020 $50.28 $400.00 Sec. 34-125.1
Lost Water Rate (per 1,000 gallons; Highest Water Supply/Water Delivery Outside City Limits Rate) 2020 $21.522 $20.744 Sec. 34-125.1
Underground Storage Tank Regulation
Fee Name Year of Last Fee Update 2020 Fee Amounts 2023 Approved Fee Amounts City Code Reference
Underground Storage Tank (UST) Initial Site Registration Fee 2020 $230.46 $367.00 Sec. 34-1008
UST Annual Site Inspection Fee 2020 $157.13 $250.00 Sec. 34-1008
UST Follow-Up Site Inspection Fee 2020 $125.70 $200.00 Sec. 34-1008
UST Permit Renewal Fee (Tanks 0-4,999 Gallons) 2020 $549.95 $876.00 Sec. 34-1008
UST Permit Renewal Fee (Tanks 5,000 to 10,000 Gallons) 2020 $680.89 $1,084.00 Sec. 34-1008
UST Permit Renewal Fee (Tanks Greater Than 10,000 Gallons) 2020 $785.65 $1,251.00 Sec. 34-1008
Private Fire Protection Service
Fee Name Year of Last Fee Update 2020 Fee Amounts 2023 Approved Fee Amounts City Code Reference
Inside City Limits (ICL) 4″ Meter and Below 2016 $274.00 $274.00 Sec. 34-127
ICL 6″ Meter 2016 $378.00 $378.00 Sec. 34-127
ICL 8″ Meter 2016 $460.32 $460.00 Sec. 34-127
ICL 10″ Meter 2016 $531.56 $532.00 Sec. 34-127
ICL 12″ Meter 2016 $635.68 $636.00 Sec. 34-127
Outside City Limits (OCL) 4″ Meter and Below 2016 $356.20 $356.00 Sec. 34-127
OCL 6″ Meter 2016 $493.20 $493.00 Sec. 34-127
OCL 8″ Meter 2016 $597.32 $597.00 Sec. 34-127
OCL 10″ Meter 2016 $690.48 $690.00 Sec. 34-127
OCL 12″ Meter 2016 $872.48 $872.00 Sec. 34-127
Resource Protection & Compliance
Fee Name Year of Last Fee Update 2020 Fee Amounts 2023 Approved Fee Amounts City Code Reference
Well Plugging Inspection Fee 2014 $385.00 $626.00 Sec. 34-572
Well Drilling Inspection Fee 2014 $445.00 $626.00 Sec. 34-572
Geothermal Heat Exchange System Permit 2014 $200.00 $626.00 Sec. 34-572

 

Laboratory Fees

 

Laboratory Test 2020 Fees 2023 Fees
Alkalinity $18.51 $20.00
Ammonia Direct $21.59 $24.00
Ammonia Distillation $43.19 $47.00
Biochemical Oxygen Demand $37.02 $40.00
Chemical Oxygen Demand $38.56 $42.00
Conductivity $12.34 $13.00
Cyanide – Total (with Post Amending) $49.66 $54.00
Nitrogen, total Kjeldahle (TKN) $41.64 $46.00
Phosphorus – Total $27.61 $30.00
Total Dissolved Solids $16.66 $18.00
Total Suspended Solids $19.74 $22.00
Turbidity $15.87 $17.00
Volatile Organic Compounds SDWA (Drinking Water) $138.81 $152.00
Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons $123.39 $135.00
Hardness $19.74 $22.00
Hexavalent Chromium $35.47 $39.00
Mercury $37.02 $40.00
Metals $17.27 $19.00
Total Coliform – Present/Absent $22.21 $24.00
Escherichia Coli – Present/Absent $23.45 $26.00
Fecal Coliform $22.21 $24.00
Fecal Streptococcus $30.85 $34.00
Escherichia Coli – Membrane Filtration $22.21 $24.00
Fats, Oil and Grease $67.86 $74.00
IC (Nitrite, Sulfate, Chloride, Nitrite/Nitrate Combined, Nitrate, Fluoride) $19.17 $21.00
Organochlorine Pesticides $209.76 $229.00
Organophosphorus Pesticides (8 compounds) $240.25 $263.00
Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds (70 – 110 compounds) $462.70 $506.00
Volatile Organic Compounds – Waste Water (31 compounds) $186.62 $204.00
AVERAGE $69.70 $76.00

General Class Account Deposits

 

METER SIZE CURRENT APPROVED
5/8″ $144 $100
3/4″ $191 $150
1″ $273 $250
1 1/2″ $594 $500
2″ $1,099 $800
3″ $2,368 $1,600
4″ $4,653 $2,500
6″ $10,968 $5,000
8″ $12,702 $8,000
10″ $29,973 $10,000
12″ $14,000
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