General Neighborhood Construction Information
Connection to the sanitary sewer system typically consists of 4 costs:
1. Connection (Capacity) Charge - this charge pays for the cost of the portion of the treatment facility and major transmission lines that will be used by your home. This is a one time charge that is based upon the number of toilets in your home and the year that your home was built:
|Toilets in Your Home
|4 (or more) Toilets
|*Homes built before 1981 cost $500.00 less. Rates as of April 1, 2015.|
|Connection charge can be pre-paid at any time to avoid future rate increases.|
2. On-site Connection Cost - the homeowner is responsible for the cost of connecting the property to the service line that will be installed at the edge of the right-of-way. The property owner will contract with a plumber or may install the service line himself to abandon the septic tank. Proper permits must be obtained from the municipality or county.
3. Assessment - Upon completion of construction the total costs of construction are compiled and equally divided among all the properties served by this project. The Loxahatchee River District will pay 10% of the cost. The assessment will be determined after construction is completed and property owner will be notified of the amount and payment procedures. The non ad-valorem assessment will be placed upon the property tax bill and paid over 20 years.
4. Quarterly Service Charge - Once your home is connected to the regional wastewater system or after the one-year connection period, you will receive a sewer bill every three months. This quarterly bill will be $53.53 for a one-toilet home, $66.91 for a two-toilet home, $80.30 for a three-toilet home and a four toilet home will pay $93.68. Please go under 'Residental' for additional costs. Rates are as of April 1, 2015.