All properties located within the City limits are generally eligible for water and sewer services.
The property owner is fiscally responsible for making the physical connection from the building to the main through the services of a licensed contractor. In the event water and/or sewer mains are not immediately adjacent to the property, the owner assumes the full cost of extending the mains to the property line. All additions to the water and sewer systems must comply with the City's standard engineering specifications.
There are several fees collected by the Utilities Department when a building connects to the water and/or sewer systems. Fees may be paid by cash, certified funds, wire transfers or check.
Water Tapping Fee: This charge is assessed to reimburse the City's costs for physically making the connection to a water or sewer main.
Water Inspection Fee: This fee reimburses the City's cost of inspecting the water mains, service lines, or meter installation for compliance with the City's standard engineering specifications.
Water Meter Fees: All water meters used in the system are purchased from the City.
Sewer Inspection Fee: A $25 fee is assessed to reimburse the City's cost of inspecting the sewer main connection for compliance with the City's standard engineering specifications.
Standby Fire Protection System Fee: This fee is associated with the water tap dedicated to an overhead fire protection sprinkler system, which are generally found in apartments and commercial buildings.