Tapping Charges

Water Tap Charges

Meter Size 2017
3/4" (5/8") $285.00
1" meter $350.00
1 1/2" meter $995.00
2" meter $1240.00
3" meter $1700.00
4" meter $2130.00
6" meter $3795.00
   
8" and larger meter tap charges are figured per specific application

Fire Line Tap Charges (no meters)

    2017
1 1/2" tap (1" and 1 1/2" lines) $740.00
4" tap (2", 3" and 4" lines) $1315.00
6" tap $1505.00
8" tap $2115.00
10" tap $2695.00
   
Larger fire line tap charges are figured per specific application

Fire Line Flat Rates

   Inside the City Limits Outside the City Limits
6" and smaller
$10.82
$21.64
8"
$21.63
$43.26
10" and larger
$32.45
$64.90

The service tap charge is a charge paid to the City for a new water service.  It is paid by the customer for connection to the City’s public water supply system.  The tap charge is based on 50% of the total cost to the Water Maintenance Division for the water main tap, meter and meter pits (doesn’t include special concrete vault required for 3” and larger meters).  The only work performed by the water maintenance staff is the actual tap to the main water line.  The plumber is responsible for all pipe materials, excavation, backfill and pavement repair (from the water main to the house).  The City furnishes fittings, valves, meter and meter pit (2" and smaller meters). 

Fire line tap fees are based on 100% of the total cost to the Water Maintenance Division for the City to provide tap, the tap sleeve and valve.  Fire lines are not metered.  Again, a licensed plumber is responsible for all pipe materials, trenching, backfill and pavement repair.

Tap charges are evaluated annually and adjusted accordingly based on materials, equipment and labor costs.  Changes in tap fees are recommended to the City Council and are established per section 20-301 of the City Code of Ordinances.  Tap charges were last adjusted and approved on December 1, 2015, for 2016.  A recent evaluation of these tap costs has determined that the City costs have changed over the past year, mainly due to changes in materials costs and labor costs.