Sewer Service Fees (excerpts from the CVSan code)

Effective July 1, 2016

User Classification Annual Charge
Residential Dwelling Unit $380
Including condominiums, townhouses, apartments, mobile homes, secondary units.
Partial Dwelling Units $380
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 $1,340
Bakeries $1,502
Barbers $700
Bars/Drinking Places $1,120
Beauty Services $1,331
Car Washes $3,260
Coin Operated Laundromats $2,479
Dentists $1,300
Eating Places - Fast Food $4,399
Eating Places - Other $1,998
Eating Places - Restaurant 0-50 Seats $2,800
Eating Places - Restaurant over 50 Seats $5,600
Eating Places - Take Out $2,200
Fitness Centers/Health Clubs $1,638
Gas Stations $1,961
Grocery Markets $3,001
Hairdressers $1,379
Health Services $1,100
Laundering Services $2,100
Limited Food Markets $1,502
Miscellaneous Commercial $700
Mortuaries/Funeral Homes $970
Motels/Hotels (Per Bed) $380
Pre-Schools/Daycare Facilities $960
Professional Offices $700
Retail $700
Veterinarian Services $1,001
Warehousing $749



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
$17,557 $15,6761
Inspection $265
Repair Permit (valid 90 days) - includes 2 site visits only. Additional visits will require new permit. $160
Abandon Permit - no charge -
Addition/Relocation Permit (valid 1 year) $265
**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.
1 - New Connection Fee rate  for 16/17 has been deferred per action at the July 5, 2016 Regular Board of Directors meeting. 

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.