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Reduction In Water And Sewer Hook-Up Fees

At its July 20, 2016 Council meeting, the Sandpoint City Council unanimously approved a revised fee schedule for its existing City fees.

Post Date:08/01/2016 8:14 AM

Sandpoint – At its July 20, 2016 Council meeting, the Sandpoint City Council unanimously approved a revised fee schedule for its existing City fees. 

The revised fee schedule includes a 1.4% inflationary increase for moorage fees tied to the Consumer Price Index.  The revised fees take effect October 1, 2016.

This also included a 50% reduction of Water hook-up (NUFF) fees which took effect July 21, 2016.  Under the previous rate structure, the water hook-up fee to a typical single family home was $6,723.29.  This is reduced to $3,389.27 under the new rate structure.

Sewer hook-up (NUFF) fees were also reduced by 35% effective July 21st.  Under the previous rate structure, the sewer hook-up fee to a typical single family home was $6,795.36.  This is reduced to $4,413.42 under the rate structure.

In 2017, the City will commission a comprehensive review of all of its water and sewer rates as part of its planning efforts for a potential new wastewater treatment plant in order to meet the new discharge requirements of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

“We are pleased to announce this reduction at a time when we are seeing an economic turnaround in our local economy.  We feel that this rate reduction will have a positive effect on this trend as many developers and businesses are expanding and considering new projects.  It’s time for our fee structure to be updated and this reduction provides a special window of opportunity for development in the meantime,” said Mayor Shelby Rognstad.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Stapleton, City Administrator, at (208) 265-1483 or jstapleton@sandpointidaho.gov.

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