WATER SUPPLY DEVELOPMENT AND CAPACITY FEES
Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District is considering an increase in capacity fees, which are one-time charges for new development to fund capital projects needed to accommodate growth. The fees ensure that people who move into the service area pay their fair share of new water supplies and infrastructure. The fees are essential to meeting the long-term planning needs of the District and ensuring that a reliable water supply exists now and in the future.
WHY CAPACITY FEES ARE NEEDED
New homes place additional demands on the system for more water supplies and infrastructure. The water supply projects needed to meet projected demand are identified in EVMWD’s Integrated Resources Plan, which includes a portfolio of new local sources to reduce reliance on imported supplies through 2040. Without this plan, development in EVMWD’s service area would have to stop.
The capacity fees depend on the water source. They also take into account administrative costs, pumping, storage and transmission. The wastewater capacity fees are based on the cost of collection and treatment.
- Ensure water supply reliability by paying for development of new sources
- Create fee stability while accommodating growth
- Are paid by developers and incorporated into the cost of new homes and businesses
- Do not affect existing customers