Capacity Fees are charged for new connections to the sanitary sewer system as well as properties that increase the size of their sewer tap. Capacity charges are linked to the size of the water meter as a measure of the maximum amount of sewage a facility can discharge. Capacity Fees are collected before a sewer tap is allowed to be made. Capacity fees represent the invested cost of the sewer system and treatment plants.
Capacity charges may be reduced if the owner of the property can show that a special assessment has been paid for a sewer benefit. A credit will also be given for a redevelopment property where a previous tap existed. The cost of the redevelopment credit will be based on the previous water meter size.
Tap fees are charged for new connections to the sanitary sewer even if an existing tap is utilized. The fee offsets the cost of inspections. Tap fees are based on the type of development and the number of units proposed.