Sewer Connection Fee

Sewer connection fees are determined based on the expected impact of that connection to the system. Because you hire your own contractor to make the physical connection to the sewer main line, the connection fee is made up of a PIF only (Municipal Code 13.04.300 Plant Investment Fees and Connection Procedures-Amount of Fee (PDF)). The sewer connection fee for a single family home is currently $5,067 (effective January 1, 2021). Additional tap fees are due when the home is located in a separate sanitation district.

Single Family Home

The monthly sewer fee for a single family home is currently $22.85. Again, if the home is located within a separate sanitation district then there is an additional monthly sewer fee paid to the district.

Multi Family Home/Commercial

Multiple family or commercial connection fees are calculated by formulas. These formulas use a factor called equivalent residential unit (EQU) which is then multiplied by the minimum connection fee of $5,067 to get the total sewer connection fee. The EQU factor is also used to calculate the monthly sewer service charge ($22.85 per EQU).

Please Note - The calculations below are intended for example purposes only. For a specific quote, contact Debi Overholt, Customer Service Supervisor at 970-244-1520.

Sewer Connection Fee Sample Calculations

Multi-Family0.72 x Number of units = EQU25 Unit Apartment Building:
0.72 x 25 = 18 EQU's
18 x $5,067 = $91,206 Sewer Connection Fee or PIF
(No Restaurant, No Kitchen)
0.36 x Number of rooms = EQU200 Room Hotel:
0.36 x 200 = 72 EQU's
72 x $5,067 = $364,824 Sewer Connection Fee or PIF
Retail Store0.35 x (square feet/1,000) = EQU (minimum 1 EQU)Store with 2,000 square feet:
0.35 x (2,000/1,000) = 0.70 EQU (minimum 1 EQU)
1.0 x $5,067 = $5,067 Sewer Connection Fee or PIF
Laundromat0.90 x Number of Washing Machines = EQU15 Machine Laundromat:
.090 x 15 = 13.5 EQU's
13.5 x $5,067  = $68,404.50 Sewer Connection Fee or PIF

Helpful Resources

For multi-family or commercial sewer connections, the City does have an alternative calculation based on water consumption. For additional information, please contact Debi Overholt at 970-244-1520.