Water and Sewer Tapping Fees

Posted by Bryon Killian on Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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As of June 2015, it has been 10 years since the effective date of Act 57. Act 57 required all water and sewer tapping fees across Pennsylvania to be recalculated in accordance with new requirements and guidelines. 

If you have not updated your tapping fee since needing to comply with Act 57, 10 years could have made a significant difference on the amount you are currently charging users to connect to your public water or sewer system. If you have not updated your tapping fees, you are most likely undercharging new customers, and not adequately collecting funds to recoup the costs of system extensions or to cover future costs to capital assets in your system.

In these challenging economic times, keeping user rates and tapping fees fair and equitable is critical. Review your tapping fee report and the date completed, and see if it’s time to recalculate charges based on your system’s current status, and not that of a decade ago.

If you need help with reviewing or calculating new tapping fees, contact us and we’d be glad to help!

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Categories: Municipal Infrastructure

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