General Neighborhood Construction Information
Connection to the sanitary sewer system typically consists of 4 costs:
1. Connection (Capacity) Charge – this charge pays for the cost of the portion of the treatment facility and major transmission lines that will be used by your home. This is a one time charge that is based upon the number of toilets in your home and the year that your home was built.
Note: If you are looking for our rates for your quarterly wastewater bill, please see our Rates page.
Connection (Capacity) Charge
Toilets in Your Home
Connection Charge Detail
Connection charge can be pre-paid at any time to avoid future rate increases.
*Homes built before 1981 cost $500.00 less. Rates as of April 1, 2020
2. On-site Connection Cost – the homeowner is responsible for the cost of connecting the property to the service line that will be installed at the edge of the right-of-way. The property owner will contract with a plumber or may install the service line himself to abandon the septic tank. Proper permits must be obtained from the municipality or county.
3. Assessment – Upon completion of construction the total costs of construction are compiled and equally divided among all the properties served by this project. The Loxahatchee River District will pay 10% of the cost. The assessment will be determined after construction is completed and property owner will be notified of the amount and payment procedures. The non-ad valorem assessment will be placed upon the property tax bill and paid over 20 years.
4. Quarterly Service Charge – Once your home is connected to the regional wastewater system or after the one-year connection period, you will receive a sewer bill every three months. For more information, see the customer service section.