Charges and Deposits
|Fee Description||2023 Fee|
|Water Financial Participation Charge||$7,235/EMS*|
|Sewer Financial Participation Charge||$3,391/EDU**|
|Sewer Treatment Plant Capacity Charge||$6,428/EDU**|
|Water Supply Development Fee||$393/EDU**|
|Landscape Water Financial Participation Charge||$6,568/EMS*|
Note: The estimated amounts of all applicable Financial Participation Charges and other EMWD 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 EMWD. Sponsor agrees to pay the full adjusted amount of such EMWD charges prior to EMWD’s acceptance of the facilities and provision of service to the involved unit(s).
For further clarification, the word completed shall be determined by EMWD and mean:
1. Those water and/or sewer facilities which have been accepted and placed into service by EMWD; and
2. Those units which have been certified for occupancy by the County of Riverside or the involved city (as appropriate).
*Equivalent Meter Size (EMS) Factor
**Equivalent Dwelling Unit (EDU) Factor
The following documents provide an explanation of charges and sample calculations. These are charges which your project may be subject to, but not limited to.
- Deposit Worksheet
- Consolidated Schedule of Rates, Fees and Charges
- Financial Participation Charges FAQs
If you have questions regarding charges and fees, please contact EMWD’s Development Services department at 951-928-3777, ext. 2081.
Water Connection Fees
Water Connection Fees consist of:
- Meter Fee
Paid to EMWD for 2″ meters or smaller. Meters larger than 2” are supplied by the developer contractor as per EMWD’s 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 EMS’.
Meters are assigned an EMS Factor, which is determined by the maximum continuous flow provided; with 1 EMS being equivalent to 15 gallons per minute (GPM). To calculate these charges, meter sizes to meet your flow requirements must be determined based on your project needs. Once the meter size is known, the EMS Factor is multiplied by the current in-effect rate to calculate the associated Water Financial Participation Charge.
[Meter EMS Factor] X [Current In-effect Water Financial Participation Charge] = Total Water Financial Participation Charge Due per Meter
The link below provides you with Water Financial Participation Charge 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.
To obtain Meter Specs/Data Sheets, please refer to the Manufacturer websites:
Sewer Connection Fees
Sewer Connection Fees consist of :
- 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 EMS’.
- Complete Fee Schedule
Update in progress
When acquiring new sewer service, Sewer Connection Fees are charged per EDU. EMWD utilizes EDU factors based on tenant types and associated units to calculate the Sewer Financial Participation Charge(s) (Sewer Connection Fees). Therefore, to calculate these charges the occupancy tenant type and total unit quantities need to be determined.
The formula below is used to calculate the total EDUs that will be subject to per EDU Sewer Financial Participation Charges:
[Total Project Base Unit] ÷/X [Base Unit] X [Tenant Type Factor] X [Tenant Type Discount] = Total EDU’s
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 square feet.
The following is a sample calculation for a 25,000 square-foot store:
[25,000] ÷  X [.40] X  = 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 is a sample calculation for a Full-Service Restaurant with 65 seats:
 X  X [.09] X  = 5.85 EDU’s
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.