Capacity Fees

(Connection Fees)

Ordinance No. 35.23

April 2021 Capacity Fee Study

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to Section 5474 of the Health and Safety Code and Sections 66013 et seq. of the Government Code of the State of California and Union Sanitary District Ordinance No. 35, the Board of Directors of the Union Sanitary District (“Board”) will consider adopting the Capacity Fee Ordinance No. 35.23.  Ordinance No. 35.23 would set the Capacity Fees to be charged for Fiscal Years 2022-2026.  All categories of capacity fees for connection to the sanitary sewer system are proposed to increase over the same 5-year period and are outlined in the updated Capacity Fee Study, dated April 2021.  The Capacity Fee for a single-family dwelling connection to the sanitary sewer system is proposed to increase to approximately $9,331 beginning in FY 2022. Copies of the proposed Capacity Fee Study and Ordinance No. 35.23 will be available for review at the office of the Union Sanitary District, 5072 Benson Road, Union City, California. The April 2021 Capacity Fee Study can be reviewed at the link above.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that on Monday the 24th day of May 2021, at the hour of 4:00 p.m. the Board will hear and consider all oral or written presentations regarding the proposed Ordinance No. 35.23.  To maximize public safety while still maintaining transparency and public access, members of the public may provide public comment by sending comments to the Board Clerk by email through the public comment portion of the meeting at assistanttogm@unionsanitary.ca.gov or via voicemail by calling 510-477-7599 before 3:00 p.m. on the date of the meeting. The agenda for this meeting, which will include remote access information, will be posted on the District Board Meetings web page 72 hours before the meeting at unionsanitary.ca.gov/meetings

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that on Monday, the 24th day of May 2021, at the hour of 4:00 p.m. the Board will also consider increasing its fee for processing applicant’s requests to review capacity charges from $25 to $360.  Members of the public may access the meeting and provide public comment as specified above.

Capacity Fee information Fiscal Years 2017-2020:

The purpose of the Capacity Charges is to provide revenue to recover costs for existing and future facilities that are of proportional benefit to the person or property being charged. On April 25, 2016, the Union Sanitary District Board of Directors adopted Ordinance No. 35.22, which set Capacity Charges to be charged in the District beginning in Fiscal Year 2017. The ordinance sets forth the Capacity Charges for new and existing users to buy a share of the District's system's capacity for the discharge of their wastewater.  The Capacity Charges will increase each Fiscal Year from 2017 through 2020 to the amounts specified in the ordinance. In addition, the ordinance provides for the payment, disposition, and administration of the charges. A copy of the ordinance, which sets forth the Capacity Charges adopted for Fiscal Years 2017-2020, may be found at the link below or may be obtained at our offices located at 5072 Benson Road, Union City, CA.

Ordinance No. 35.22
Capacity Fee Study FY16
Staff Report

  

Charge Per Unit Per Fiscal Year
(e.g. FY2017 Begins on July 1, 2016 and then every July 1 thereafter)

Connection Category

Unit Definition

Residential & Commercial

 

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Single Family Dwelling Unit

(less than or equal to 4500 square feet)

per unit (new construction only; not additions or repairs) $5,595.66 $6,421.17 $7,246.69 $8,072.20  $8,897.71

Single Family Dwelling Unit

(greater than 4,500 square feet)

per unit plus proportionate charge above 4,500 sq. ft. (i.e. charge for 4,600 sq. ft. = 4600/4500 x charge per unit)

$5,595.66

$6,421.17

$7,246.69 $8,072.20  $8,897.71
Multi-Family Dwelling Unit per unit (new construction only; not additions or repairs) $4,796.28 $5,503.86 $6,211.45 $6,919.03  $7,626.61
Mixed Use Commercial Property with individual tenant units less than 10,000 square feet per square foot of building floor area $6.36 $7.39 $8.43 $9.46 $10.49 
Commercial/Industrial/Office use (C/I/O) (Domestic Use Only) and Mixed Use Commercial Property with individual tenance units exceeding 10,000 sq ft per square foot of building floor area $2.64 $2.99 $3.33 $3.68  $4.02

Boarding Establishments

Including Hotels and Motels

per unit

$3,733.21

$4,282.86

$4,832.51 $5,382.16

 $5,931.81

per capita design tenant $1,866.58 $2,141.41 $2,416.24 $2,691.07  $2,965.90

Schools and Day Care Centers

(Boarding Facilities Excluded)

per square foot of building floor area $2.99 $3.64 $4.29 $4.93  $5.58
Churches (School and Day Care facilities excluded) per square foot of building $2.12 $2.59 $3.05 $3.52 $3.98
Public Assembly Facilities per seat $133.30 $152.94 $172.56 $192.21 $211.85
Health Clubs per square foot of building $8.97 $10.91 $12.85 $14.79 $16.73
Park or Recreation Site restrooms per water closet $5,595.66 $6,421.17 $7,246.69 $8,072.20 $8,897.71
Coin-operated Laundromats per washing machine $4,263.81 $4,809.20 $5,354.60 $5,899.99 $6,445.38
Restaurants - All per square foot of building $22.06 $24.05 $26.05 $28.04 $30.03
Eating/Drinking facilities without cooking per square foot of building $11.09 $10.97 $10.84 $10.72 $10.59
Car Wash with water recycling lump sum $5,595.66 $6,421.17 $7,246.69 $8,072.20 $8,897.71
Warehouses per square foot of building floor area up to 50,000 sq ft $1.02 $1.19 $1.36 $1.52

$1.69

per square foot of building floor area for that portion of each building above 50,000 sq ft $0.32 $0.35 $0.37 $0.40 $0.42
Private cafeterias per square foot of floor area for food preparation, cooking, food storage, and food service areas (excluding seating areas) $22.06 $24.05 $26.05 $28.04 $30.03
Equipment Wash Pad in Interceptor lump sum $5,595.66 $6,421.17 $7,246.69 $8,072.20 $8,897.71
per square foot for any additional pad area above 600 sq ft  $17.18 $20.30 $23.42 $26.54 $29.66
Mobile Home Holding Tank disposal station lump sum $11,170.70 $12,826.88 $14,483.06 $16,139.24 $17,795.42
Non-standard connections Capacity charges for users not listed in this table shall be determined by the District Engineer based upon a reasonable estimate of the volume and pollutant loadings of the wastewater to be discharged (however, this shall not be less than the minimum capacity charge) Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies
Industrial
Volume Component per 1,000 gallons of avg. annual discharge volume* (exclusive of domestic wastewater) $10.24 $13.92 $17.60 $21.28 $24.96
COD Component per 1,000 lbs. of avg. annual COD demand loading* (exclusive of COD domestic loading) $658.95 $634.65 $610.34 $586.04 $561.73
SS Component per 1,000 lbs. of avg. annual SS demand loading* (exclusive of SS domestic loading) $1,421.64 $1,376.20 $1,330.77 $1,285.33 $1,239.89
  *first years values based on estimates for each category.
View complete Ordinance 35.22 (effective July 1, 2016)
 

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