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The system connection charge, which is based on the current life expectancy value of the existing sewer treatment and interceptor collector system, has been established based on engineering studies, generally accepted professional standards, and analysis of system component costs and values. Connection charges will be assessed to all new connections based on calculated ERUs established in CEMC Section 13.10.050 to account for the value of the existing collection system and wastewater treatment plant assets dedicated to serve the connection. The total connection charge, including the capital reimbursement charge established in CEMC Section 13.10.040, are per Table 13.10.030:

Table 13.10.030. Sewer Connection Fees




Collection System1












Sewer Connection Charge $/ERU




Capital Reimbursement Charge $/ERU




Total Charges $/ERU




1Charges after 2022 are shown to be increased by three percent. The actual increase will be three percent or as established by the Consumer Price Index published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for the West region after the base year of 2022, whichever is higher.

(Ord. 1631 § 1, 2022; Ord. 1124 § 5, 2000)