Tapping Charges

Water Tap Charges

Meter Size 2016
3/4" (5/8") $245.00
1" meter $320.00
1 1/2" meter $915.00
2" meter $1125.00
3" meter $1585.00
4" meter $1930.00
6" meter $3630.00
8" and larger meter tap charges are figured per specific application

Fire Line Tap Charges (no meters)

    2016
1 1/2" tap (1" and 1 1/2" lines) $680.00
4" tap (2", 3" and 4" lines) $1115.00
6" tap $1420.00
8" tap $1800.00
10" tap $2520.00
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 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.  A licensed plumber is responsible for all pipe materials, excavation, backfill and pavement repair. 


 The City furnishes the meter, meter pit and lid (for 2” and smaller meters), curb stop, 2 quarter bends, corporation stop and pipe saddle at the main.  This also only applies to that portion of the water service that remains the responsibility of the City, which is from the water main to the meter.  From the meter to the building is the responsibility of the owner.

Fire line tap fees are based on 100% of the total cost to the Water Maintenance Division for the City provided 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, when needed, are recommended to the City Council and are established per section 20-301 of the City Code of Ordinances.  Tap fees were last adjusted and approved on December 02, 2014, for 2015.  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 which are due in part to the new ‘Reduction in Lead in Drinking Water Act’ (Public Law 111-380) that went into effect January 4, 2014.