Sewer Service Fees (excerpts from the CVSan code)

Effective July 1, 2014

User Classification Annual Charge
Residential Dwelling Unit $303.00
Including condominiums, townhouses, apartments, mobile homes, secondary units.
Partial Dwelling Units $303.00
Private, non-commercial units including garages, workshops, pool fixture unit houses and other non-habitable structures connected to the sanitary sewer not located as part of a residential complex.
Auto Repair Services $1,068.00
Bakeries $1,197.00
Barbers $558.00
Bars/Drinking Places $893.00
Beauty Services $1,061.00
Car Washes $2,599.00
Coin Operated Laundromats $1,976.00
Dentists $1,036.00
Eating Places - Fast Food $3,507.00
Eating Places - Other $1,593.00
Eating Places - Restaurant 0-50 Seats $2,232.00
Eating Places - Restaurant over 50 Seats $4,464.00
Eating Places - Take Out $1,754.00
Fitness Centers/Health Clubs $1,306.00
Gas Stations $1,563.00
Grocery Markets $2,392.00
Hairdressers $1,099.00
Health Services $877.00
Laundering Services $1,674.00
Limited Food Markets $1,197.00
Miscellaneous Commercial $558.00
Mortuaries/Funeral Homes $773.00
Motels/Hotels (Per Bed) $303.00
Pre Schools/Daycare Facilities $765.00
Professional Offices $558.00
Retail $558.00
Veterinarian Services $798.00
Warehousing $597.00



Community Services/Organizations


Eden Hospital


Miscellaneous Institutional


Nursing/Care Homes (Per Bed)





*New Connection (does not include inspection fee, valid for 1 year) -
Single Family Dwelling equivalent
Inspection $265.00
Repair Permit (valid 90 days) - includes 2 site visits only. Additional visits will require new permit. $160.00
Abandon Permit - no charge -
Addition/Relocation Permit (valid 1 year) $265.00
**Special Discharge Permits Annual Fees
Industrial & Intermediate Users $420.00 + additional monitoring fees
Minor Users $210.00 + additional monitoring fees
Groundwater Discharge $420.00 + $5.00/1,000 gallons
Truck-hauled Sewage Water Discharge (only domestic type sewage) $1,000.00 + $0.05/gallon
Swimming Pools $50.00 (minimum)
*Plus any annexation fees.
**Special Permit Application to be submitted to the District Prior to discharge.

Note 1: Domestic strength wastewater = BOD not greater than 200 mg/l and SS not greater than 200 mg/l.

Other commercial customers with wastewater strengths greater than domestic strength will have rates determined by the following:

Rate = Cost based on flow per Ccf + cost per pound of BOD + Cost per pound of SS


Sewer Service Charge Fact Sheet


Sewer Service Rate adjustment major factors:

1. Anticipate capital improvement projects for long-term reliability of the sanitary wastewater system
The District recently completed a Wastewater Collection System Master Plan. The Plan, which is more than 300 pages of information of the hydraulic, condition, operation and maintenance assessments of the sanitary wastewater system. The Plan also includes a capital improvement program which recommends expenditures of approximately $20 million over the next 10-20 years, depending on growth within the District. The District has prioritized the projects to rehabilitate the most critical segments of the system first. The District anticipates spending $14 million in the next three (3) years.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is a Sewer Service Charge?
The purpose of the sewer service charge is to raise revenue to fund the costs for maintenance and operation and for renewal and replacement of the facilities necessary to collect, treat and dispose of wastewater generated from your home or business to ultimate deep-water discharge into San Francisco Bay.

How do I pay my Sewer Service Charge?
The District uses the Alameda County Tax Rolls as the primary method of collection of the Sanitary 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.

How does my rate compare to other sewer service charge rates in the area?
The District has one of the lowest rates in Alameda County and lower than the average annual charge in the State of California.