Paying for the Cost of Expansion
The Connection Fee Charged is Proportional to Increased Demand on the Collection and Wastewater Treatment System
A connection fee for each new hookup to the sanitary system was established with the passage of Ordinance 464 on November 20, 2002 and adjusted by Ordinance No. 532 passed on July 21, 2010. Connection fees are specifically dedicated to support the capital costs associated with the service area’s need for additional wastewater treatment works due to new construction.
Calculation of Connection Fees
A connection fee in the amount of $400.00 per Population Equivalent is payable directly to the District by anyone desiring to connect to any sanitary sewer within the District or otherwise served by the District.
Based on IEPA Estimates for Usage
One Population Equivalent (P.E.) is defined by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as 100 gallons of wastewater per person per day.
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s TITLE 35: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, SUBTITLE C: WATER POLLUTION, CHAPTER II: Part 370, as well as Section 370 Appendix A, Table No. 1 present these Resident Occupancy Criteria.