The City of Modesto Council approved new wastewater capacity fees for residential and commercial development. The fee criteria became effective on August 1, 2007. The fees are based on land use which determines the estimated wastewater daily flow. The amount of daily flow is used to calculate wastewater fees. Other sewer fees such as the lateral charge based on lot frontage and a subtrunk fee may still apply.
For a typical residential home, the following fees would be applicable
Waste Water Capacity Charge - $2643
Subtrunk Charge - $645
Lateral Charge - $33 per linear foot
To find the approximate wastewater fees for your proposed project, contact LDE at 209-341-4712, LDEpermits@modestogov.com, or walk-in.
Disclaimer: The City of Modesto will calculate the final sewer fees when plans have been submitted for review.
When a property lies outside City of Modesto limits, and within the City’s service area, a Will-Serve application is required when requesting approval to connect to City water or sewer. Allowing a connection to the existing system is determined based on sewer and/or water capacity and availability. The Will-Serve application should include a fire flow test (for water only please contact your local fire department).
Per the City of Modesto Municipal Code section 5-6.309, each user shall be responsible for the construction, maintenance, and repair of their sewer line from their property line out to the main in the street and/or alley. The Cost Share Program is set up to offer home owners financial assistance if repairs or maintenance are required for the sewer line located in the public right-of-way including street, sidewalk, or alley. The program reimburses 50% of the lowest of three licensed and approved plumber bid estimates for the final cost of the sewer line repair. The assistance is only for the portion of the sewer line located in the right-of-way and does not cover any sewer work on the property.
For more information on the Private Sewer Lateral Cost Share Program, please contact the program coordinator at 209-342-4712.