Rates and Fees

OCTOBER 2016 FEE SCHEDULE, Effective October 1, 2016

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FEE SCHEDULE

Fees and charges for water and sewer services provided by South Walton Utility Company, Inc., hereinafter referred to as the “Company”, are as outlined below.

1. CONNECTION FEE:

a. Commercial and Residential connection fees will be based on meter size.

Meter Size Water Connection
Fees 1
Sewer Connection
Fees 1
Totals of Water and
Sewer Connection
WITHOUT Deposit
and Membership Fee
5/8″ $3,167 2,4 $4,043 $7,210
3/4″ $4,404 2,4 $6,052 $10,456
1″ $7,029 2,4 $10,147 $17,176
1 1/2 “ $14,687 $20,088 $34,775
2″ $22,411 $31,933 $54,344
3″ $40,435 $60,004 $100,439
4″ $66,176 $99,175 $165,351

b. Multi-unit Master Meters for Hotels, Motels, and Condominiums will be charged on a per unit basis; RV Parks are charged at Hotel/Motel rates

Water Connection Fee 1 Sewer Connection Fee 1
Hotel $1,648/Unit $2,601/Unit Plus Size Related Meter & Sewer Inspection Charge
Condo $1,905/Unit $2,988/Unit Plus Size Related Meter & Sewer Inspection Charge
Meter Size Meter Charge Sewer Inspection
5/8″ $585 $50
3/4″ $600 $50
1″ $685 $50
1 1/2 “ $1,910 $50
2″ $1,060 $50
3″ $2,285 $50
4″ $3,185 $50

Meter sizes 1″ and larger will only be issued upon recommendation of a Licensed Architect or Registered Professional Engineer.

1 Water Connection Fees include Impact Fee, Meter Charge, and ACCF Charge; Sewer Connection Fees include Impact Fee, Inspection Charge and and ACCF Charge, as appropriate.
2 There is an additional charge of $170 if SWUCI makes the water tap.
3 There is an additional charge of $600 if SWUC makes the lateral sewer connection.
4 There is an additional charge for actual cost of a 5/8 and 3/4 inch backflow preventer. Larger backflow preventers are to be supplied and installed by the Member.

2. CONNECTION FEE PAYMENT SCHEDULE:

Connection fees may be paid in following manner:

    1. Residential Single Units:
      1. New Construction – 100% prior to service.
      2. Existing dwellings – 100% – or 25% down with the balance over 3 years @ 10%.
    2. Commercial Single, Multi-Units and Residential Master Meters:
      1. 100% prior to service.

3. SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CHARGE:

System development charges may be assessed depending upon several factors:

    1. Location of project.
    2. Size of project.
    3. Type of project.
    4. Fire service requirements.
    5. Other factors as may be appropriate.

4. MEMBERSHIP/ADMINISTRATIVE FEE:

$10 non-refundable fee.

5. GUARANTEED PAYMENT DEPOSITS:

Res Water Sewer
5/8″ $30 $60
3/4″ $50 $100
1″ $80 $175
1-1/2″ $120 $275
Comm & Condo
5/8″ $35 $80
3/4″ $55 $120
1″ $100 $125
1 1/2 “ $180 $400
2″ $275 $650
3″ $475 $1,125
4″ $800 $1,800
Irrigation
5/8″ $120
3/4″ $150
1 1/2 “ $800
2″ $2,000
Hydrant
5/8″ $25
2″ $150
Hotel
5/8″ $200 $400
3/4″ $250 $600
1″ $325 $725
1 1/2″ $1,100 $2,500
2″ $1,650 $4,000
3″ $3,700 $9,000
4″ $6,800 $16,750

Deposits will be credited to the member’s account at the end of a calendar year with twenty-four (24) consecutive months of timely payments.

For existing accounts, upon the account being disconnected for late payment increase deposit in accordance with the deposit schedule listed on page 3.

Deposits waived if account is guaranteed, i.e. irrevocable Bank LOC, security bond. Deposits waived for governmental agencies. General Manager approval required.

The owner has the obligation to insure that tenants contact the Company for mailing addresses and necessary deposits if the property/landowner wishes tenants to pay for services.

6. SERVICE CHARGES:

    1. Temporary fire hydrant meters – $80.00 to set the meter plus billing for usage per month as set forth under Commercial Water Rates as listed below.
    2. A $45.00 per unit reconnect charge is made when service is disconnected due to nonpayment of bill or if property/landowner requests temporary cutoff with no change of status in billings due to change of tenants. The $45.00 fee must be paid in advance before service can be reactivated. A 48-hour notice to reconnect will be required.
    3. When a Member requests service between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. on business days or on holidays or weekends for service that should be handled during normal business hours, there will be a $50.00 emergency service charge to that Member. The charge and all amounts must be paid in full at the time the service is performed.
    4. A $45.00 charge is assessed for cleaning service. The fee must be paid in advance and the service will be activated for a period of seven (7) days. At the end of the seven (7) days, the service will be inactivated without further notice or obligation to the individual requesting the cleaning service.
    5. Inground Grease Trap Administrative Fee – $165.00 annual charge that will appear on the bill
      Undersink Grease Trap Administrative Fee – $115.00 annual charge that will appear on the bill

7. MONTHLY WATER CHARGES:

Monthly water usage for residential units and commercial/business units will be billed as follows:

Meter Size Minimum Water Bill
5/8″ $9.41
3/4″ $14.10
1″ $23.51
1 1/2 “ $47.03
2″ $75.24
3″ $141.06
4″ $235.11

Condo, Hotel/Motel and Multi-Unit Residential Water Rates

Minimum Water (Base Rate) for Condo/Multi-Unit accounts will be charged at $7.05 times the number of units.

Minimum Water (Base Rate) for Hotel/Motel accounts will be charged at $6.11 times the number of units.

Minimum bill includes zero (0) gallons of water usage.

Water Usage Fees
0 to 5,000 gallons/unit $1.81/1,000 gallons
5,001 to 10,000 gallons/unit $2.13/1,000 gallons
10,001 to 15,000 gallons/unit $2.33/1,000 gallons
Above 15,000 gallons $5.17/1,000 gallons

Commercial and Single Unit Residential Water Rates

Meter Size $1.81 $2.13 $2.33 $5.17
5/8″ 0-5,000 6,000-10,000 11,000-15,000 above 15,000
3/4″ 0-8,000 9,000-16,000 17,000-24,000 above 24,000
1″ 0-13,000 14,000-26,000 27,000-39,000 above 39,000
1 1/2 “ 0-25,000 26,000-50,000 51,000-75,000 above 75,000
2″ 0-40,000 41,000-80,000 81,000-120,000 above 120,000
3″ 0-75,000 76,000-150,000 151,000-225,000 above 225,000
4″ 0-125,000 126,000-250,000 251,000-375,000 above 375,000

Irrigation Consumption $5.17 /1,000 gallons

8. MONTHLY SEWER CHARGE:

Monthly sewer usage for residential units and commercial/business units will be billed as follows:

Meter Size Minimum Sewer Bill
5/8″ $15.62
3/4″ $23.48
1″ $39.00
1 1/2 “ $78.13
2″ $124.94
3″ $234.24
4″ $390.34

Minimum Sewer (Base Rate) for Condo/Multi-Unit accounts will be charged at $11.70 times the number of units.

Minimum Sewer (Base Rate) for Hotel/Motel accounts will be charged at $10.14 times the number of units.

Minimum bill includes zero (0) gallons of sewer usage.

Sewer use – $5.35/1,000 gallons

Residential usage will be capped according to meter size as follows:

Meter Size Sewer Cap
5/8″ 10,000 gallons
3/4″ 15,000 gallons
1″ 25,000 gallons
1 1/2 “ 50,000 gallons
2″ 80,000 gallons

9. DELINQUENT ACCOUNT CHARGE:

Nonpayment of the current month’s charges by the due date, or by 8:00 a.m. as of the first business day following the due date if placed in the drop box, makes that current amount subject to a 10% delinquent account charge.

10. ENGINEER REVIEW FEE:

Fees for engineer review of project/development plans are:

$150 for 10 units or less.
$300 for 11-100 units.
$400 for 101+ units.

11. OTHER:

Other fees and charges will be as provided for in the “Rules and Regulations” of the Company.