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File #: 2022-4907    Name:
Type: Presentation Status: Filed
File created: 4/25/2022 In control: Finance and Budget Committee
On agenda: 5/2/2022 Final action: 5/2/2022
Title: Presentation: Sewer Tap Fees Methodology
Attachments: 1. Sewer Connection Fee Methodology Presentation, 2. Sewer Tap Fee Report
Related files: 2022-4771, 2022-4910, BILL NO. 22-108
Presentation: Sewer Tap Fees Methodology

Key Issues:
The current application of the sewer connection fee is insufficient as a funding source for development of the public sanitary sewer system. In 2006 and in 2008, the City Council recognized and approved two watershed improvement fees for the Middle Big Creek and Maybrook watersheds for the construction of infrastructure in those drainage basins. These impact fees are restricted to improvements within those drainage basins. The sewer connection fee and the subsequent improvement fees are also limited to 100 drains per permit which caps the fee at $3,000.
The Water Utilities department has conducted a comprehensive Wastewater Master Plan to review the City’s wastewater infrastructure. That draft report indicated an interrelation between the various watersheds and the conveyance system. Wastewater is conveyed to Little Blue Valley Sewer District through the use of pumping and storage facilities located in several watersheds and to Middle Big Creek Sub-District for treatment. These facilities are designed to manage the flows of multiple watersheds and convey those flows through the infrastructure within other watersheds to address topography requirements. With a comprehensive WWMP the need to isolate these costs to the individual watersheds is unwarranted and the development of a system-wide Sewer Connection fee would be more appropriate considering the master plan.
A sewer connection fee has been developed for the create a city-wide approach to funding the sanitary sewer system. The methodology reviewed existing capacities within the system, the overall e units (structures) served and the overall number of units served based on the recommended improvements both existing and future. The methodology is consistent with AWWA M1 Standards and provides a reasonable and rational approach to funding of sanitary sewer improvements.
The Sewer Connection fee is recommended to be calculated based on a ...

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