Sewer Service Charges fund the costs of the maintenance, operation, and replacement of the facilities necessary to collect, treat, and dispose of the wastewater generated from your home or business.  CVSan uses the Alameda County Tax Rolls as the primary method of collection of the Sewer Service Charge on an annual basis. This line item shows up on the property owner’s property tax bill under the Special Assessments section.  CVSan has one of the lowest rates in Alameda County and lower than the average annual charge in the State of California. Below is a comparison of residential sewer service charge rates between different agencies.

 

Single-Family Sewer Service
Charge Rate Comparison

 

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Single-Family Sewer Service Charges

 

CVSan’s rate structure for the sewer service charges is an annual fixed charge and is comprised of three customer classes: residential, commercial, and institutional. The rates for the sewer service charges are calculated for each customer group based on the cost to provide service, considering both the quantity of sewage discharged and other sewer characteristics affecting the cost for treatment and disposal.

CVSan uses third-party consultants to evaluate its Sewer Service Charges every six years. Below are the most recent rates evaluations.

 

Wastewater Rate and
Cost of Service Study

March 2019

Evaluation of Sewer
Service Charges

March 2013

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Wastewater Rate and
Cost of Service Study (2019)

Evaluation of Sewer
Service Charges (2013)

CVSan also uses the budget process to develop the cost of operating and maintenance, capital improvement, and renewal and replacement costs. Click here to view CVSan’s most recent budgets.

 

Annual Sewer Service Charges

User Classification Current Annual Charge

Annual Charge

Effective July 1, 2019

Annual Charge

Effective July 1, 2020

Residential
Residential Dwelling Unit: Includes single-family homes, condominiums, townhouses, apartments, mobile homes, secondary units. $419 $439 $458
Accessory Structures: Private, non-commercial units such as garages, workshops, pool fixture unit houses, and other non-habitable structures that are connected to the sewer system but not located as part of a residential complex $419 $439 $458
Commercial
Auto Repair Services $1,477 $1,544 $1,612
Bakeries $1,656 $1,822 $2,004
Barbers $772 $806 $840
Bars/Drinking Places $1,235 $1,281 $1,327
Beauty Services $1,467 $1,521 $1,575
Car Washes $3,594 $3,620 $3,647
Coin Operated Laundromats $2,733 $2,783 $2,833
Dentists $1,433 $1,448 $1,464
Eating Places - Fast Food $4,850 $5,335 $5,869
Eating Places - Other $2,203 $2,423 $2,666
Eating Places - Restaurant 0-50 Seats $3,087 $3,396 $3,735
Eating Places - Restaurant over 50 Seats $6,174 $6,791 $7,471
Eating Places - Take Out $2,426 $2,669 $2,935
Fitness Centers/Health Clubs $1,806 $1,874 $1,942
Gas Stations $2,162 $2,260 $2,357
Grocery Markets $3,309 $3,640 $4,004
Hairdressers $1,520 $1,575 $1,630
Health Services $1,213 $1,257 $1,301
Laundering Services $2,315 $2,481 $2,647
Limited Food Markets $1,656 $1,774 $1,891
Miscellaneous Commercial $772 $800 $828
Mortuaries/Funeral Homes $1,069 $1,109 $1,150
Motels/Hotels (Per Bed) $419 $437 $455
Pre-Schools/Daycare Facilities $1,058 $1,074 $1,089
Professional Offices $772 $780 $788
Retail $772 $791 $811
Veterinarian Services $1,104 $1,145 $1,185
Warehousing $826 $835 $844
Institutional

Churches

$1,520 $1,541 $1,561

Community Services/Organizations

$1,078 $1,095 $1,112

Eden Hospital

$72,047 $75,401 $78,756

Miscellaneous Institutional

$1,104 $1,135 $1,167

Nursing/Care Homes (Per Bed)

$143 $150 $158

Parks

$937 $952 $966

Schools

$11,971 $11,999 $12,028