Development Fees

Schedule of Fees and Charges

Activity 2018
New Business Fees
Connection fees(1):  
1″ service $6,153
1.5″ service $13,844
2″ service $24,612
3″ service $41,533
4″ service $73,836
6″ service $166,131
8″ service $295,344
10″ service $461,475
Tapping and service installation fees:
1″ service T&M
1.5″ service T&M
2″ service T&M
Hydrant Flow Testing Fees:
Fire flow test $220
Fire flow letter $85
Fire flow (modeling) $300
Backflow Device Testing Fee:
Test and tag $125
Inspection Fee:
Inspection per hour (1 hour minimum) $100
Development Fees:
Application for water service fee $50
Plan checking (minimum) $330
Plan checking-additional (per hour) $110
Construction Fees:
Construction Fee T&M
Water for Construction Purposes:  
Construction meter deposit
(with certified backflow device)
Construction meter daily charge $5.00
Cost of construction water (per CCF) $1.66
Bacteriological sampling (including lab cost) $170
Additional testing (same location and time) $55

(1) Fees prior to 2012 included connection and pressure mitigation fees.

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Customer Cost of Water

Assuming the average Fair Oaks Water District customer has a 1-inch water meter and uses 500 gallons of water a day, the following would be true given the Board approved rates for 2018:

  • Customers pay approximately 3/10¢ per gallon of water delivered to their property.
  • Customers pay approximately $1.51 per day for water delivered to their property.