Capacity Fees

(Connection Fees)

Ordinance No. 35.23

April 2021 Capacity Fee Study

Capacity Fee information Fiscal Years 2022-2026:

The purpose of the Capacity Charges is to provide revenue to recover costs for existing and future facilities that are of proportional benefit to the person or property being charged. On May 24, 2021, the Union Sanitary District Board of Directors adopted Ordinance No. 35.23, which set Capacity Charges to be charged in the District beginning August 1, 2021 in Fiscal Year 2022. The ordinance sets forth the Capacity Charges for new and existing users to buy a share of the District's system's capacity for the discharge of their wastewater.  The Capacity Charges will increase each Fiscal Year from 2022 through 2026 to the amounts specified in the ordinance. In addition, the ordinance provides for the payment, disposition, and administration of the charges. A copy of the ordinance, which sets forth the Capacity Charges adopted for Fiscal Years 2022-2026 and contains a table of Capacity Fees for FY 2022-2026 effective August 1, 2021, may be found at the link above or may be obtained at our offices located at 5072 Benson Road, Union City, CA. The table of Capacity fees can also be viewed below.

On Monday, the 24th day of May 2021, the Board also approved increasing its fee for processing applicant’s requests to review capacity charges from $25 to $360.  

  

Charge Per Unit Per Fiscal Year
(Example: FY 2022 rates effective August 1, 2021)

Connection Category

Unit Definition

Residential & Commercial

 

FY 2022

FY 2023

FY 2024

FY 2025

FY 2026

Single Family Dwelling Unit

(less than or equal to 4500 square feet)

per unit (new construction only; not additions or repairs) $9,331 $10,027 $10,755 $11,514  $12,307

Single Family Dwelling Unit

(greater than 4,500 square feet)

per unit plus proportionate charge above 4,500 sq. ft. (i.e. charge for 4,600 sq. ft. = 4600/4500 x charge per unit)

$9,331

$10,027

$10,755 $11,514  $12,307
Multi-Family Dwelling Unit per unit (new construction only; not additions or repairs) $8,030 $8,661 $9,321 $10,009  $10,728
Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)
Applies to detached ADUs or ADUs that expand a primary residence in excess of 150 square feet. (No capacity charges shall be levied on ADUs within the living area of an existing single family home or ADUs that do not expand the existing residential structure by more than 150 square feet)
per square foot $4.72 $5.09 $5.48 $5.88 $6.31
Commercial/Industrial/Office use (C/I/O) (Domestic Use Only) and Mixed Use Commercial Property with individual tenance units exceeding 10,000 sq ft per square foot of building floor area $4.49 $4.68 $5.09 $5.52 $5.96
Mixed Use Commercial Property with individual tenant units less than 10,000 square feet per square foot of building floor area $11.25 $12.34 $13.48 $14.67 $15.92

Boarding Establishments

Including Hotels and Motels

per unit

$5,675

$6,119

$6,583 $7,068

$7,574

per capita design tenant $3,167 $3,459 $3,764 $4,084 $4,418

Schools and Day Care Centers

(Boarding Facilities Excluded)

per square foot of building floor area $5.95 $6.49 $7.05 $7.64 $8.25
Churches (School and Day Care facilities excluded) per square foot of building floor area $4.24 $4.63 $5.03 $5.46 $5.90
Public Assembly Facilities per seat $226.21 $247.07 $268.89 $291.71 $315.56
Health Clubs per square foot of building floor $17.84 $19.46 $21.15 $22.92 $24.77
Park or Recreation Site restrooms per water closet $9,331 $10,027 $10,755 $11,514 $12,307
Coin-operated Laundromats per washing machine $6,876 $7,503 $8,159 $8,845 $9,563
Restaurants - All per square foot of building floor $32.46 $35.84 $39.37 $43.07 46.93
Eating/Drinking facilities without cooking per square foot of building floor $11.31 $12.35 $13.44 $14.58 $15.77
Car Wash with water recycling lump sum $9,331 $10,027 $10,755 $11,514 $12,307
Warehouses per square foot of building floor area up to 50,000 sq ft $1.81 $1.97 $2.15 $2.33

$2.53

per square foot of building floor area for that portion of each building above 50,000 sq ft $0.45 $0.49 $0.54 $0.58 $0.63
Private cafeterias per square foot of floor area for food preparation, cooking, food storage, and food service areas (excluding seating areas) $32.46 $35.84 $39.37 $43.06 $46.93
Equipment Wash Pad in Interceptor lump sum $9,331 $10,027 $10,755 $11,514 $12,307
per square foot for any additional pad area above 600 sq ft  $31.67 $34.59 $37.64 $40.84 $44.18
Mobile Home Holding Tank disposal station lump sum $18,662 $20,055 $21,510 $23,029 $24,614
Non-standard connections Capacity charges for users not listed in this table shall be determined by the District Engineer based upon a reasonable estimate of the volume and pollutant loadings of the wastewater to be discharged , subject to the minimum capacity charge
Industrial
Volume Component per 1,000 gallons of avg. annual discharge volume* (exclusive of domestic wastewater) $26.52 $28.84 $31.27 $33.81 $36.46
COD Component per 1,000 lbs. of avg. annual COD demand loading* (exclusive of COD domestic loading) $610.05 $676.15 $745.38 $817.85 $893.69
SS Component per 1,000 lbs. of avg. annual SS demand loading* (exclusive of SS domestic loading) $1,315.58 $1,428.83 $1,547.24 $1,671 $1,800.32
 *Industrial Capacity Charges are paid in 4 installments with the first payment due prior to permit issuance and subsequent payments due at end of each year for 3 additional years. The initial Capacity Charge payment is based on estimated flow and ladings with subsequent charges based on actual flows and loading as described in Ordinance 35.23.
Minimum Capacity Charge
The minimum Capacity Charge per any initial connection shall equal the charge for a Multi-Family Residential Dwelling Unit. $8,030 $8,661 $9,321 $10,009 $10,728
 
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