The cost to construct the local sewer system is paid for in the form of an annual assessment that is paid back over 40 years. DPW is offering residents in eligible communities a subsidy of up to 25% of the total project cost. Homeowners in eligible areas also have the option to defer up to 50 percent of the payments. Typical annual assessments will range from $1,000 to $2,000 per household.
Work on private property to provide a new sewer connection includes septic tank abandonment, piping from home to sewer cleanout, and property restoration. For most homes, the cost will be less than $10,000 and in many cases a State Bay Restoration Fund grant can be used to cover this cost.
Factors Influencing Private Costs
- Distance from residence to public connection point
- Configuration of plumbing to septic tank location
- Septic tank abandonment
- Driveway or landscaping repair
Capital Facility Connection Charge
This charge is collected when the building permit or connection permit is issued. It recovers the cost of constructing water reclamation facilities, pumping stations and conveyance facilities other than lateral lines. The Capital Facility Connection Charge will be determined when the Notice to Proceed is issued for project construction. This is a one-time charge and can be paid up front, or can be financed at the County's bond rate for 40 years. The financed Capital Facility Connection Charge is billed annually in January, beginning after the project is released for service. Established charges are as follows:
Notice to proceed by June 30, 2022: $ 9,351
Notice to proceed between July 1, 2022 - June 30 2023: $10,286