EMWD updates capacity fees

The Eastern Municipal Water District updated its capacity fees charged for new connections.A 4-0 EMWD board vote Wednesday, Dec. 15, with Stephen Corona absent, adopted what are officially called the Financial Participation Charges and the Water Supply Development Fee. The action authorized a continued annual adjustment to Financial Participation Charges based on changes in the Engineering News Record construction cost index. The new fees will take effect Saturday, Jan. 1.“The goal is to ensure that the fee is fair,” John Adams, EMWD chief financial officer, said.A Financial Participation Charge is a one-time fee assessed on new connections for water or sewer service and assures that the development pays its fair share of existing and planned EMWD capital facilities. The EM
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