Proposed Changes to Connection Fees
(Posted on November 22, 2022) The District is proposing changes to the connection fees for new development and expanded service in the Novato, Recycled Water and West Marin Service Areas. If approved by the Board at the Public hearing, the changes will be incorporated in District Regulation 1 effective soon after the hearing. Customers and interested parties are welcome and encouraged to attend the public hearing on December 6, 2022.
District Regulation 1 establishes the Facility Reserve Charge (FRC) costs for the Novato Service Area and the West Marin Service Area. The FRC cost varies depending on the type of development or planned water use, such as the various types of residential structures in addition to a single-family home (townhouses, apartments, etc.), assessor dwelling units (ADUs) as well as commercial development. Regulation 1 is periodically reviewed and updated and the most recent updates specific to FRCs were conducted in 2008 for the Novato Service Area and in 2014 for the West Marin Service Area.
The current proposed changes actually have a connection fee reduction for Accessory Dwelling Units as a result of the study, while the other structure type fees remain at similar levels or have slight increases.
For more information about the proposed changes to connection fees: