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Posted on: August 11, 2022

City Council Approves System Development Fees

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At its August 2, 2022, regular meeting, Sanford City Council approved system development fees for all newly connecting water and wastewater customers, effective September 1, 2022.

System development fees are one-time charges assessed to residential or commercial customers, developers, or builders for each new connection to the City’s water and/or wastewater system.

These fees allow the City to recover a proportional share of capital costs incurred to provide service availability and capacity for new infrastructure users.

System development fees are charged at the time the user applies for a new connection. The amount of the fee is based on the size of the water meter.

Example: A person building a new home needs to tap onto the City’s water and wastewater system. The new home requires a 3/4-inch water tap and a 4-inch sewer tap. Currently, the person would pay $950 for the water tap and $1,250 for the sewer tap. Beginning September 1, the person would pay an additional $1,146.77 for the water system development fee and $1,823.14 for the sewer system development fee, for a total of $5,169.91.

The changes do not affect the rates charged to customers for existing water and sewer services. System development fees are only assessed for a new connection.

View a system development fee chart on our website here.

For more information about the City of Sanford’s system development fees or utility connections, contact the Utilities and Engineering Department at 919-777-1122.

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