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If you have questions regarding connection fees, please contact EMWD's New Business Development Department at (951) 928-3777 ext. 2081.

Financial Participation Charges (Connection Fees)

   
 Fee Description 2016 Fee
2017 Fee 
 Water Financial Participation Charge $4,883/EMS*  $5,015/EMS*
 Sewer Financial Participation Charge $2,586/EDU**  $2,656/EDU**
 Sewer Treatment Plant Capacity Charge $5,272/EDU**  $5,414/EDU**
 Water Supply Development Fee $300/EDU**  $300/EDU**
 Landscape Water Financial Participation Charge $4,433/EMS*  $4,553/EMS*

*Equivalent Meter Size (EMS) Factor
**Equivalent Dwelling Unit (EDU)

NOTE: The estimated amounts of all applicable Financial Participation Charges and other District Charges paid by Sponsor shall be subject to adjustment to reflect the then per unit amount applicable at the time the involved portion(s)/unit(s) have been completed and service is requested, all as determined by District. Sponsor agrees to pay the full adjusted amount of such District Charges prior to District’s acceptance of the facilities and provision of service to the involved unit(s).

For further clarification, the word completed shall be determined by District and mean:
1. Those water and/or sewer facilities which have been accepted and placed into service by District; and
2. Those units which have been certified for occupancy by the County of Riverside or the involved city (as appropriate).

The following are explanation of charges and sample calculations, these are charges which your project might be subject to but not limited to. The fees/charges amounts used in the sample calculations are not necessarily the current in effect fees. Refer to Fee Schedule for current in effect fees and charges.

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Water Connection Fees

Water Connection Fees consist of:

  • Meter fee - Paid to EMWD for meter 2” or smaller, meters larger than 2” are supplied by the developer contractor as per EMWD approved materials list.
  • Water Financial Participation Charge/EMS - Charged per Equivalent Meter Size (EMS) Factor.
  • Water Supply Development Fee/EMS - Charged per Equivalent Meter Size (EMS) Factor. (For Apartment/Condo, Institutional, Commercial or Industrial projects, the water supply development fee will be based on the number of calculated Sewer EDUs. In the unlikely event that a commercial project is “water only”, the water supply development fee will be based on the number of EMSs).

Meters are assigned Equivalent Meter Size (EMS) factors which are determined by the maximum continuous flow they provide, with 1 EMS being equivalent to 15 gpm. In order calculate these charges, meter sizes to meet your flow requirements have to be determined based on your project needs. Once the meter size is known it’s the EMS Factor is multiplied by the current in effect rate to calculate the associated water financial participation charges (i.e., Meter EMS Factor X Current in effect Water Financial Participation Charge = Total Water Financial Participation Charges Due per meter)

The link below provides you with water financial participation charges and meter fees based on the size of the meter, EMWD’s minimum lateral size for each meter, maximum continuous flow of each meter and the approved use of each meter.

  • WATER METERS AND THEIR ASSOCIATED METER FEES AND CONNECTION FEES (updated info coming soon...please check back)

To obtain Meter Specs/Data Sheets, please refer to the Manufacturer websites:

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Sewer Connection Fees  

Sewer Connection Fees consist of the following:

  • Sewer Financial Participation Charge/EDU
  • Sewer Treatment Plant Capacity Charge/EDU
  • Water Supply Development Fee/EDU
    (For Apartment/Condo, Institutional, Commercial or Industrial projects, the water supply development fee will be based on the number of calculated Sewer EDUs. In the unlikely event that a commercial project is “water only”, the water supply development fee will be based on the number of EMSs).
  • Complete Fee Schedule (currently being updated...please check back soon)

When acquiring new sewer service Sewer Connection Fees are charged per Equivalent Dwelling Unit (EDU). EMWD utilizes Equivalent Dwelling Unit (EDU) factors based on tenant types and associated units to calculate sewer financial participation charges (connection fees); therefore in order to calculate these charges the occupancy tenant type and total unit quantities need to be determined. The following is the formula used to calculate the total Equivalent Dwelling Units that will be subject to per EDU Sewer Financial Participation Charges:

(Total Project Base Unit) divided/multiplied by (Base Unit), multiplied by (Tenant Type Factor) multiplied by (Tenant Type Discount) = Total EDU’s

Examples:

Tenant Type of “Service Shops/Stations/Stores/Wholesale Outlets” the total square footage is required to calculate the EDU’s since the base unit description referenced is 1000 SQ. F.T. The following would be the calculation for a 25,000 Square Foot Store:

(25,000) Divided by (1000) Multiplied by (.40) Multiplied by (1) = 10 EDU’s

Tenant Type of “Restaurant-Full Service” the total number of seats is required to calculate the EDU’s since the base unit description referenced is Seat. The following would be the calculation for a Full Service Restaurant with 65 seats:

(65) Multiplied by (1) Multiplied by (.09) Multiplied by (1) = 5.85 EDU’s

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Other Charges

Water Supply Development Fee
For Apartment/Condo, Institutional, Commercial or Industrial projects, the water supply development fee will be based on the number of calculated EDUs. In the unlikely event that a commercial project is “water only”, the water supply development fee will be based on the number of EMSs.

Estimated Costs
The District will make any connection to our existing domestic water facilities necessary to serve your project (i.e., Hot Tap into water line). This work will be done at your expense and based on an estimated deposit, which is subject to additional charges, or refund based on actual cost after the job has been completed. Additional inspection deposits will be applicable for any additional connections coming off of the Hot Tap.

Inspection Charges
Sewer laterals are to be installed on existing sewer lines by contractors with a minimum license requirement of C-34 and will require EMWD Inspection therefore Inspection charges are applicable.

Frontage Charges
Non-reimbursable obligation as determined by the District as per Board Resolution No. 229, where a District water pipeline exists for which the District has a reimbursement obligation, Applicant shall pay applicable frontage fees on the property frontage.

Annexation Deposit
Applicable when annexation is a requirement for service.

Waste Discharge Application and Rough Plumbing Inspection Charges
Applicable when the project is subject to Waste Discharge requirements.

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