Rates and Fees

OCTOBER 2021 FEE SCHEDULE, Effective October 1, 2021

FEE SCHEDULE 2021

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:

Residential, Hotel and Condo connection fees will be based on square footage. Commercial connection fees will be based on land use.

RESIDENTIAL: ERU Factor 1,2,3 Water Fee Sewer Fee
Single Family – Minimum per Unit3 1.00 $2,456.00 $4,177.00
Multi-family, Hotel, Condo units 1.00 $2,456.00 $4,177.00
COMMERCIAL:
 Barber & Beauty Shops (Per Service Chair) 0.30 $736.80 $1,253.10
 Doctor & Dentist Offices per 1,000 square feet 1.00 $2,456.00 $4,177.00
Food Operations:
(a) Restaurant – Use China and/or Automatic Dishwashers (per seat per 12 operating hours) 0.125 $307.00 $522.13
(b) Restaurant – Use Paper and Baskets and no Dishwashers (per seat per 12 operating hours) 0.05 $122.80 $208.85
Other Establishments with Commercial Kitchens
(a) Demand per meal prepared* 0.02 $49.12 $83.54
* Loading Factor: 1.25 with dishwashing machine; 1.00 without dishwashing machine
 Pool with bathrooms 1.00 $2,456.00 $4,177.00
 Retail/Office Building per 100 sq ft of floor space 0.06 $147.36 $250.62
Resort/Rental Management per 1,000 square feet (Inc. Laundry) 1.00 $2,456.00 $4,177.00
Fitness Center per 1,000 square feet 1.00 $2,456.00 $4,177.00
Transient Recreational Vehicle Park/Campground:
(a) Recreational vehicle  for overnight stay, without water & wastewater hookup (per vehicle space) 0.20 $491.20 $835.40
(b) Recreational vehicle for overnight stay, with water & wastewater hookup (per vehicle space) 0.30 $736.80 $1,253.10
 Service stations (per water closet & urinal):
(a) Open 16 hours per day or less 1.00 $2,456.00 $4,177.00
(b) Open more than 16 hours per day 1.30 $3,192.80 $5,430.10
(c) Plus per Wash Bay 4.00 $9,824.00 $16,708.00
ERU Factor 1,2 Water Fee Sewer Fee
Car Wash
(a) Full Service Tunnel (includes vacuuming, hand drying, etc.) 40.00 $98,240.00 $167,080.00
(b) Plus per self service bay 4.00 $9,824.00 $16,708.00
(c) Plus per coin based automatic bay 4.00 $9,824.00 $16,708.00
Shopping Centers Without Food or Laundry Per 1,000 Square Feet of Floor Space (inc. Grocery Store)                 0.40 $982.40 $1,670.80
Theaters and auditoriums (per seat) 0.02 $49.12 $83.54
Veterinary Clinic/Pet Groomer/Animal Boarding:
(a) Per Groomer 1.00 $2,456.00 $4,177.00
(b) Add per Veterinarian 1.00 $2,456.00 $4,177.00
(c) Add per kennel, stall or cage 0.08 $196.48 $334.16
Self-storage, Per Unit (up to 200 units) 0.0040 $9.82 $16.71
Add One Gallon for each 2 Units or Fraction Thereof, For Over 200 Units, and Shall Be in Addition to Employees, Offices, Or Living Quarters Flow Rates
INSTITUTIONAL:
Churches:
(a) Per seat Which Includes Kitchen Wastewater Flows Unless Meals Prepared On A Routine Basis 0.01 $24.56 $41.77
(b) If meals served on a regular basis add per meal prepared 0.02 $49.12 $83.54
Assisted Living Facility (ALF) per room 0.45 $1,105.20 $1,879.65
Hospitals and other Outpatient Medical Procedures:
(a) Per bed 0.80 $1,964.80 $3,341.60
(b) Per Meal Prepared 0.02 $49.12 $83.54
Schools per Student:
(a) Day-type 0.04 $98.24 $167.08
(b) Add for showers 0.02 $49.12 $83.54
(c) Add for cafeteria 0.02 $49.12 $83.54
(d) Add for day school workers 0.06 $147.36 $250.62
(e) Boarding-type 0.30 $736.80 $1,253.10

1 Alternative level of service for connections other than Residential can be submitted for consideration by the General Manager provided appropriate documentation accompanies the request demonstrating the basis for the alternative level of service. The General Manager shall consider such alternative level of service and based on engineering principles and Utility standards either grant, deny or change such alternative request. 
2 For any land use not identified on the table above, SWU may initially reference F.A.C. (Florida Administrative Code) Section 64E or use the approach identified in footnote 1 above.
3 Standard based on 2,800 square feet per unit. Minimum of one ERC (2,800 square feet) for new construction.  Every 700 square feet triggers the next 0.25 increment as follows (and we round up to the nearest 0.25 ERC.  (i.e.: 1-2,800 sqft =1.00 ERC;        2,801-3,500 =1.25 ERCs; 3,501-4,200 =1.50 ERC’s; 4,201-4,900=1.75 ERC’s; 4,901-5,600=2.00 ERC’s)

Meter Size Meter Charge Sewer Inspection
5/8″ $575 $100
3/4″ $670 $100
1″ $735 $100
1 1/2 “ $795 $100
2″ $606 $100
3″ $1,810 $100
4″ $2,209 $100
6″ $4,325 $100

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 and Meter Charge; Sewer Connection Fees include Impact Fee and Inspection Charge, as appropriate.
2 There is an additional charge of $670 if SWUCI makes the water tap. If a directional drill is required an additional $750 will be required.
3 There is an additional charge if SWUCI makes the lateral sewer connection: $1,100 for a 4″ lateral and $1,405 for a 6″ lateral.
4 There is an additional charge for actual cost of a 5/8 and 3/4 inch backflow preventer for residential meters. Larger backflow preventers and all commercial 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 Water Sewer
5/8″ $35 $80
3/4″ $55 $120
1″ $100 $225
1 1/2 “ $180 $400
2″ $275 $650
3″ $475 $1,125
4″ $800 $1,800
6″ $1,600 $3,600
Irrigation Water Sewer
5/8″ $120
3/4″ $150
1 1/2 “ $800
2″ $2,000
Hydrant Water Sewer
5/8″ $25
2″ $150
Hotel Water Sewer
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
6″ $13,600 $33,500

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.

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 – $90.00 to set the meter plus billing for usage per month as set forth under Commercial Water Rates as listed below.
    2. A $65.00 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 $65.00 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 $50.00 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. Grease Trap Administrative Fee – $250.00 annual charge per Grease Trap will appear on the bill.
    6. Meter testing fee of $75 plus cost of meter if meter is not found to overestimate per Rules & Regulations.

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″ $ 10.28
3/4″ $ 15.42
1″ $ 25.70
1 1/2 “ $ 51.41
2″ $ 82.25
3″ $154.21
4″ $257.02
6″ $513.90

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

Minimum Water (Base Rate) for Condo/Multi-Unit accounts will be charged at $7.70 times the number of units.

Minimum Water (Base Rate) for Hotel/Motel/ALF accounts will be charged at $6.68  times the number of units.

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

Water Usage Fees
0 to 5,000 gallons/unit $1.98/1,000 gallons
5,001 to 10,000 gallons/unit $2.33/1,000 gallons
10,001 to 15,000 gallons/unit $2.54/1,000 gallons
Above 15,000 gallons $5.65/1,000 gallons

Commercial and Single Unit Residential Water Rates

Meter Size $1.98 $2.33 $2.54 $5.65
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
6″ 0-250,000 251,000-500,000 501,000-750,000 above 750,000

Irrigation Consumption $5.65/1,000 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″ $  17.07
3/4″ $  25.67
1″ $  42.63
1 1/2 “ $  85.41
2″ $136.57
3″ $256.06
4″ $426.70
6″ $853.93

Minimum Sewer (Base Rate) for Condo/Multi-Unit accounts will be charged at $12.79 times the number of units.

Minimum Sewer (Base Rate) for Hotel/Motel/ALF accounts will be charged at $11.08 times the number of units.

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

Sewer use – $5.85/1,000 gallons

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

Meter Size Sewer Cap
5/8″ 12,000 gallons
3/4″ 18,000 gallons
1″ 30,000 gallons
1 1/2 “ 60,000 gallons
2″ 96,000 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 single service evaluation
$355 for 2-10 units.
$475 for 11-100 units.
$745 for 101 + units

Resubmittal Fee:

$150 for 10 units or less
$200 for 11-100 units
$400 for 101+ units.

If plans require lift station review additional fees will apply.

11. OTHER:

Lien Search Fees       $10 each

Tampering Fees:

1st offense                 $  200
2nd offense                $  400 + cost of labor and materials
3rd offense                 $1000 + cost of labor and materials

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