RATES AND FEES

WASTEWATER RATES

Sewer service and capacity charges

The cities of Fairfield and Suisun City collect sewer service and capacity charges for the District, as part of their municipal utility bill. The Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District’s sewer service and capacity charges consistently have remained among the lowest in the region. And we’re striving to keep it that way.

MONTHLY SEWER SERVICE CHARGES

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Residential Class: Single-Family Dwelling,
Multi-Family Dwelling

FY 2017/18 $37.65 per month, per dwelling unit

FY 2018/19 $39.00 per month, per dwelling unit

mobile

Trailer Courts and Mobile Home Parks

FY 2017/18 $37.65 per month, per dwelling unit

FY 2018/19 $39.00 per month, per dwelling unit

ADDITIONAL SEWER SERVICE CHARGES BY CLASS

Commercial Class

 

Service Charges

 
FY 2017/182018/19

Case-by-Case & Industrial


All commercial or industrial customers other than those with flows greater than .005 MGD, or with concentrations greater than 650 milligrams per liter BOD or 1,000 milligrams per liter SS; all intermittent customers; and any commercial or industrial customer requesting and paying the full cost of metering and testing.Contact the District for additional information on calculating charges.
Contact the District for additional information on calculating charges

Large Industrial:


Industries with flows greater than 1 million gallons per day.
Contact the District for additional information on calculating charges

Regular Strength:


Offices, retail stores, hotels, motels, schools, churches, hospitals, nursing homes, laundromats, dry cleaning establishments, bars without dining facilities, car washes without auto steam cleaning facilities, other commercial or industrial customers not included in Special Strength paragraph or Case-by-Case paragraph.
$3.00$3.11
per hundred cubic feet of water used during each billing period.

Special Strength:


Commercial laundries, restaurants and bars with dining facilities, service stations with holding tank dumping facilities, car washes with auto steam cleaning facilities, bakeries and food processing, other commercial or industrial customers with concentrations greater than 200 milligrams per liter BOD or 265 milligrams per liter SS, but less than concentrations of BOD and SS specified in Case-by-Case paragraph.
$5.02$5.16per hundred cubic feet of water used during each billing period.

Homeowners are charged a flat monthly sewer service charge per dwelling unit, which applies to single-family homes; to individual units in multi-family structures such as duplexes, condominium units and apartment buildings; and to individual units in mobile home parks. Our monthly sewer service charges cover our expenses for collection, conveyance and treatment of the wastewater that homes and businesses in our service area generate. Monthly service fees also fund necessary repairs or replacement of damaged sewer lines as well as ongoing maintenance of the wastewater treatment plant.

The monthly sewer service charges for commercial customers are based upon the volume of wastewater that they discharge during each billing period.

We use a tiered structure, with lower rates for the “regular strength” category of users that produce effluent containing modest percentages of contaminants, and proportionately greater rates for “special strength” users that place greater demands upon our treatment system. For example, offices, schools, nursing homes, motels, hotels and bars without dining facilities pay less per hundred cubic feet of discharged water than do commercial laundries, restaurants, bakeries and commercial food processing operations.

Sewer capacity charges are fees assessed for new residential, commercial and industrial developments, to help offset the cost of furnishing additional conveyance and treatment capacity.

The building and planning departments of the cities collect most sewer capacity charges for the District.

We do review and, if necessary, adjust sewer service and capacity charges periodically to ensure the availability of sufficient revenues to maintain the operation of the system. You may download the sewer capacity and service charge ordinance here.

CAPACITY CHARGES EFFECTIVE 7/1/17 - 6/30/18

Residential Class

Capacity Charges


Regular Strength:


Single-Family Dwelling, Multi-Family Dwelling


$6,281 First unit in each building
$3,768.60 Each additional unit in the same building

Special Strength:


Hotel, Auto Court, Motel, Rooming House, Trailer Court
$6,281 First Unit
$3,140.50 Each additional unit or trailer space

Commercial Class

Capacity Charges


Regular Strength:


Offices, retail stores, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, churches,
Laundromats, dry cleaning establishments, bars without dining facilities,
car washes without auto steam cleaning facilities, other commercial or
industrial customers not included in Special Strength paragraph or
Case-by-Case paragraph.




$6,281 for the first 1/4 acre plus $1,570.25 for each
additional 1/4 acre or portion thereof. The entire
parcel area is included in this calculation. All lands
appurtenant to the premises, including parking
areas incidental thereto shall be included.

Special Strength:


Commercial laundries, restaurants and bars with dining facilities, service
stations with holding tank dumping facilities, car washes with auto steam
cleaning facilities, bakeries and food processing, other commercial or
industrial customers with concentrations greater than 200 milligrams per
liter BOD or 265 milligrams per liter SS, but less than concentrations of
BOD and SS specified in Case-by-Case paragraph.

$14,132.25 for the first 1/4 acre plus $3,533.06 for each
additional 1/4 acre or portion thereof. The entire
parcel area is included in this calculation. All lands
appurtenant to the premises, including parking
areas incidental thereto shall be included.

Mixed Usage:


Calculation of connection charges for parcels of property which contain
customers in more than one customer class shall be based on the pro
rata proportion of building square footage used by each customer class.
See Customer Class

Case-by-Case and Industrial:


All customers with flows greater than .005 MGD, or with concentrations
greater than 650 milligrams per liter BOD or 1,000 milligrams per liter
SS; all intermittent users; and any commercial or industrial customer
requesting and paying the full cost of projecting flows and
concentrations of discharge.
$6,281 times the number of connection units.
Contact the District for additional information on
calculating the number of connection units and total
fees.

Important Information

Sewer capacity and sewer service charges are collected for the District by the cities of Fairfield and Suisun City.
Sewer capacity charges must be paid before a building permit is issued.
Monthly service charges are included on city utility bills.
The information provided herein has been summarized from the District’s Sewer Capacity and Service Charge Ordinance for the convenience of our customers.
In the event of any conflict between this document and District ordinances and regulations, ordinances and regulations shall prevail.
“BOD” means Biochemical Oxygen Demand, which is a measure of strength of sewage expressed in terms of the amount of oxygen required by bacteria to render sewage inert.
“SS” means Suspended Solids, a measure of strength of sewage expressed in terms of quantity of solid material measured in milligrams within a liter of sewage.