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Meter Details  Construction Details Policies  Water Availability / Fire Flow

As a result of the completion of the Annual Audit and the ever increasing cost of materials, the Board of Directors has revised the charges to the Member Equity  portion for new service connections.  These increases will become effective July 1, 2017.  The charge for the Member Equity portion is increasing by $57.00 for a total of $3,553.00 for new service connections.

As of June 30, 2017, all quotes will be valid for  sixty (60) days from the date of the quote and/or application submittal.  All memberships and fees must be paid prior to the scheduling of any installation.  All installations not scheduled within sixty (60) days of the date of payment may be subject to additional costs unless the delay is due to schedule restrictions of Summit Water & Supply Co.

It is the responsibility of the owner / developer to pass this information on to any potential buyer.

For questions regarding membership fees and service connection charges you may visit our web site at www.summitwater.org, email us service@summitwater.org, or call Monday thru Friday 8:30am to 4:00pm. 

 

Water Usage Charges for Drinking Water

 

Water Usage Charges for Irrigation Water

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RESIDENTIAL SERVICE
(See policy 7.25 for detail description of a residential service)

All Policies



For a standard 5/8" Meter Service:                                            

A. Members Equity Fee .....................................$3,553.00

B. 5/8x3/4" Meter Charge ................................. $2,811.00

C. System Development Charge @ 750gpm........ $2,952.00 #

D. 1" Backflow Assembly (basic install) .............. $550.00

E. Wholesale Facilities Charge .......................... $1000.00

The basic charge for 5/8" x 3/4" meter connection is $10,866.00


For 1" Residential Meter Service:
      
1" Meter Charge......................................... $3,038.00
     System Development Charge @ 750 gpm ..... $4,572.00 #
     1 1/2" Backflow Assembly ........................... $890.00


The basic charge for 1" meter connection is $13,053.00


Hydrant Charge: $6,275.00 - Non Residential & Residential
                                            
Additional System Development Charge of $1,521.00
for each additional equivalent residential unit.

A "LATECOMER'S" charge may apply for some new connection for mains or hydrants funded by others, and shall be added to the basic charge.

# The System Development Charge (SDC) for a 1" meter or for a fire flow other than 750 gpm shall be determined from the following "System Development Charge Table". Variance from the standard 5/8x3/4" meter and 750 gpm fire flow shall be assessed the applicable SDC from the table.


 

RESIDENTIAL - System Development Charge Detail

Meter Size
Fire Flow
Fire Flow
 
750 x 45 min.
1,000 x 60 min.
5/8" x 3/4"
$2,952
$3,124
1"
$4,572
$4,744

 

 

BASIC COMMERCIAL SERVICE 
(See policy 7.26 for detailed description of a commercial service, and policy 6.12 cross-connection)

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A. Members Equity Fee ........................................$3,553.00 

B. Meter Charge (5/8" x 3/4" meter) ..................... $4,027.00

C. System Development Charge @ 1500gpm......... $7,937.00 ##

D. Reduced Pressure Backflow Assembly ............... (owner/developer installed)

E. Wholesale Facilities Charge ............................ $1,500.00

The basic charge for 5/8" x 3/4" meter connection is $17,017.00  


For Medium Commercial Meter Service:
      
1" Meter Charge......................................... $4,290.00
     System Development Charge @ 1500 gpm .. $10,505.00 ##


The basic charge for 1" meter connection is $19,848.00


For Large Commercial Meter Service:
      
1 1/2" Meter Charge.................................... $4,752.00
     System Development Charge @ 1500 gpm ... $18,609.00 ##


The basic charge for 1 1/2" meter connection is $28,414.00


For Large Commercial Meter Service:
      2" Meter Charge ........................................ $5,017.00
      System Development Charge @ 1500 gpm ....$23,461.00 ##


The basic charge for 2" meter connection is $33,531.00


 

All taps to the water supply infrastructure require backflow prevention. All potable commercial use taps require a Reduced Pressure Backflow Assembly to be installed by the owner and tested annually. All fire sprinkler systems shall have a Reduced Pressure Detector Assembly. Please note that Reduced Pressure Backflow Assemblies and Detector Assemblies are to be installed above finish grade in accordance with manufacturer specifications and Washington State laws.

Irrigation systems are required to have a minimum of a Double Check Valve Assembly.

The Meter charge and System Development shall be increased based on the actual meter size requested by the member (or as recommended by members consultant or the Plumbing Code) and fire flow requirement by the Pierce County Fire Prevention Bureau. (See Table "System Development Charge" for additional charges for increased meter size and fire flow levels)

## The System Development Charge for a meter size greater than 5/8x3/4 or for a fire flow other than 1500 gpm shall be determined from the "System Development Charge Table" below.

System Development Charge Table

COMMERCIAL

Meter Size

Fire Flow

Fire Flow
Fire Flow
 

1750 gpm (where available)

2000 gpm (where available)
2250 gpm (where available)
5/8" x 3/4"
$8,424
$8,634
$8,817
1"
$10,689
$10,899
$11,082

1 1/2"

$18,793 $19,003 $19,186
2"
$23,645
$23,855
$24,038

 

The System Development Charge on a meter size greater than 2" shall be calculated based on the meter size, estimated potential consumption, peak demand and fire flow requirements. Any request for a variance must be submitted to and approved by the Board of Directors of Summit Water & Supply Company.

Note: The additional costs for main extensions, plats, short plats, meter size increase or additions, fire service, or supply of fire flows above 750 gpm for residential or 1500 gpm for commercial may require hydraulic modeling to determine the availability of a specified fire flow.  If required, hydraulic modeling shall be performed by Summit Water's contract engineer and paid for by the owner/developer.

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CHARGES AND FEES FOR WATER SERVICE

Effective Date:  January 1, 2018

 

Class

Meter Size

Customer
Charge

P.C. Road
Charge
Capital Improvement Charge
Total
Bi-Monthly:  (per user)          
Regular Residential
5/8" x 3/4"
$22.26
$6.54
$20.50
$49.30
Medium Residential
1"
$22.26
$6.54
$31.30
$60.10
Large Residential
> than 1"
$22.26
$6.54
$39.28
$68.08
Small Commercial

5/8" x 3/4"

$22.26
$6.54
$37.00
$65.80
           
Monthly:          
Mobile Home Parks / Multi-Family (per user)  
$11.13
$3.27
$10.25
$24.65
Medium Commercial
1"
$11.13
$3.27
$35.13
$49.53
Large Commercial
2"
$11.13
$3.27
$99.97
$114.37
Industrial & Special Meter
3"
$11.13
$3.27
$199.79
$214.19
Metered Irrigation  
$11.13
0
$99.97
$111.10

 

Water Use Charge:

The charge per unit of water (100 cubic feet or 748 gallons) shall be as follows:

 
1st Block
2nd Block
3rd Block

 Class

Charge
$1.47
$2.34
$2.93
Residential (per user)
units
1 to 30
31 to 50
51 and above
Mobile Home Parks (per user)

units

1 to 15

16 to 25

26 and above

Multi-Family (per user)
units
1 to 10
11 to 20
21 and above
Small Commercial
units
1 to 30
31 to 50
51 and above
Medium Commercial
units
1 to 50
51 to 100
101 and above
Large Commercial
units
1 to 100
101 to 150
151 and above

 

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CHARGES AND FEES FOR COMMERCIAL/LARGE USE
METERED IRRIGATION

 

The conditions of service and the basic charges shall be as established and stated in Company policies.

The Commercial/Large Use irrigation billing interval is monthly.

 

Commercial/Large Use Irrigation cost per unit

irrigated coverage area of
1" or less
>1" to 1.25"
over 1.25"
 
$3.22
$4.55
$6.44

Note:
Coverage is computed on land area under irrigation on a weekly basis, and as recommended by the industry for July/August (Turf)

Other agricultural usage is based on assumption by Summit Water.


Irrigation Billing Examples

The following example demonstrates what your cost should be/could be with the billing based on our allocation method. The pricing method does not discourage proper irrigation. The pricing method recognizes the fact that you may not be able to control what or how much area must be irrigated since Pierce County Planning requirements may enter into the picture. These examples show the cost that is brought about due to increased level of water use for the same physical area of turf and landscape. For this example an acre is irrigated, with the first example depicting the 1" per week average for the month. Subsequent examples are based on exceeding this usage.  The example illustrates water consumption cost only. 

 

ONE MONTH (31 DAYS)
USING 1" or 161 UNITS (120,428 GALLONS)
Level
1 inch
1/4 inch
remainder
 
Block Charge
$3.22
$4.55
$6.44

TOTAL

Units Used
161
   
161
 
$518.42
   
$518.42

 

USING 1-1/4" or 201 UNITS (150,348 GALLONS)
Level
1 inch
1/4 inch
remainder
 
Block Charge
$3.22
$4.55
$6.44

TOTAL

Units Used
161
40
 
201
 
$518.42
$182.00
 
$700.42

 

USING 2" or 322 UNITS (240,856 GALLONS)
Level
1 inch
1/4 inch
remainder
 
Block Charge
$3.22
$4.55
$6.44

TOTAL

Units Used
161
40
121
322
 
$518.42
$182.00
$779.24
$1479.66

 

 

                           Monthly and Bi-Monthly Fire charges

Fire Service Charge:    
Fire Service Size
Monthly Charge
Bi-Monthly Charge
5/8" x 3/4"
$7.19
1"
$7.19
$14.38
2"
$14.38
 
4"
$28.63
 
6"
$43.00
 
8"
$57.38
 

 

 

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