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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, 2015.  The charge for the Member Equity portion is increasing by $81.00 for a total of $3,388.00 for new service connections.

As of July 1, 2008, all quotes will be valid for  thirty (30) 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 45 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 at service@summitwater.org, or call Monday thru Friday 8:30am to 4:00pm. 

 

Usage Charges potable meter

 

Usage Charges irrigation service

Security Poster

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 .....................................$3,307.00

B. 5/8x3/4" Meter charge .................................$2,206.00 

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

D. Backflow Assembly (1") ................................$550.00 ##

E. Wholesale Facilities Charge ...........................$500.00

The basic charge for 5/8" x 3/4" is $9,515.00


For 1" Meter Service:

1" Meter ......................................................$2,321.00
Backflow Assembly (1 1/2") for 1" service.......$890.00 ##
The basic charge for 1" is $11,590.00    


There will be an additional charge for time and materials on all connections requiring an increase from a 5/8" x 3/4" meter size (per policy 7.25) plus the additional System Development Charge.

 

Hydrant Charge: $5,017.00 - 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 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.

System Development Charge 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)

All Policies
                                                 

A. Members Equity fee ..........................................$3,307.00 

B. Meter charge (5/8" x 3/4" meter).......................$3,052.00 # 

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

D. Wholesale Facilities Charge ................................$750.00 

The basic charge for 5/8" x 3/4" is $15,046.00  


For Medium Commercial Meter Service:
      
1" meter ......................................................$  3,190.00 #
     System Development Charge @ 1500gpm......$10,202.00 ##


The basic charge for 1" is $17,449.00



For Large Commercial Meter Service:
      2" meter ..................................................... $ 4,771.00 #
      System Development Charge @ 1500gpm .....$23,158.00 ##     


The basic charge for 2" is $31,236.00

 

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 attached Table "System Development Charge".

System Development Charge upgrade cost, due to change in meter size or fire flow requirements, will be computed using the difference between SDC charges from the table.

 

System Development Charge Table

COMMERCIAL

Meter Size
Fire Flow
Fire Flow
 
1500 gpm
1750 gpm
5/8" x 3/4"
$7,937
$8,249
1"
$10,202
$10,514
2"
$23,158
$23,470

 

For the SDC 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 the Board of Directors of Summit Water & Supply Co.

Policy 7.22 "System Development Charge" defines the components which make up the charge. The level of charge as indicated in the above table are determined in the 1998 Water System Improvement Plan and adjusted due to securing of water supply from Lakewood Water District.

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 will required engineering to develop these costs. Urban Area and Rural Area are determined by the Pierce County Planning Department.

Note: The area around the 512 Freeway and Canyon Road is considered Urban Area (High Density Community Center), approximately 6 square miles. From Fire Prevention Bureau (Ordinance No. 95-91 Chapter 15.12 of Pierce County Code) the following is the time duration for various flow rates, and is used to determine the System Development Charge:

 

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CHARGES AND FEES FOR WATER SERVICE

BEGINNING January 1, 2012

 

Class
Service Size

Customer
Charge

Road
Charge
Commodity
& Demand
Total
Bi-Monthly:          
regular residential
5/8" x 3/4"
$20.24
$5.94
$18.63
$44.81
medium residential
1"
$20.24
$5.94
$28.45
$54.63
large
residential
> than 1"
$20.24
$5.94
$35.71
$61.89
small
commercial
5/8" x 3/4"
$20.24
$5.94
$33.64
$59.82
           
Monthly:          
multi-family
per ERU
 
$10.12
$2.97
$9.32
$22.41
medium
commercial
1" & 1-1/2"
$10.12
$2.97
$31.94
$45.03
large
commercial
2"
$10.12
$2.97
$90.88
$103.97
industrial & special mtr
3"
$10.12
$2.97
$181.63
$194.72
** irrigation  
$10.12
0
$90.88
$101.00

 

Water Use Charge

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

 

 
1st Block
2nd Block
3rd Block
 
charge
$1.34
$2.13
$2.66
Residential
units
1 to 30
31 to 50
51 and above
Mobile Home Parks

units

1 to 15

16 to 25

26 and above

Multi-family (per ERU)
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 WATER SERVICE
FOR METERED IRRIGATION

 

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

Commercial Irrigation
Commercial Irrigation less than 50 units = $2.93 per unit.

Heavy Commercial Irrigation cost per unit

 

irrigated area coverage
less than 1"
1" to 1.25"
greater than 1.25"
 
$2.93
$4.14
$5.85

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.


Example Billing Scenarios

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"
1" to 1.25"
> 1.25"
 
Block Charge
$2.93
$4.14
$5.85
TOTAL
161
       
Units Used
161
   
161
 
$471.73
   
$471.73

 

USING 1-1/4" or 200 UNITS (149,600 GALLONS)
Level
< 1"
1" to 1.25"
> 1.25"
 
Block Charge
$2.93
$4.14
$5.85
TOTAL
200
       
Units Used
161
40
 
200
 
$471.73
$165.60
 
$637.33

 

USING 2" or 322 UNITS (240,856 GALLONS)
Level
 <1"
1" to 1.25"
> 1.25"
 
Block Charge
$2.93
$4.14
$5.85
TOTAL
322
       
Units Used
161
40
121
322
 
$471.73
$165.60
$707.85
$1345.18

 

 

                                   Monthly and Bi-Monthly Fire Charges

Fire Service Charge:    
Fire Service Size
Monthly Charge
Bi-Monthly Charge
5/8" x 3/4"
$6.53
1"
$6.53
$13.07
2"
$13.07
 
4"
$26.03
 
6"
$39.09
 
8"
$52.16
 

 

 

UTILITY BILLING ADJUSTMENT REQUEST

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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, 2015.  The charge for the Member Equity portion is increasing by $81.00 for a total of $3,388.00 for new service connections.

As of July 1, 2008, all quotes will be valid for  thirty (30) 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 45 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 at service@summitwater.org, or call Monday thru Friday 8:30am to 4:00pm. 

 

Usage Charges potable meter

 

Usage Charges irrigation service

Security Poster

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 ...................................... $3,307.00

B. 5/8x3/4" Meter charge .................................. $2,206.00

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

D. Backflow Assembly (1") ................................. $550.00 ##

E. Wholesale Facilities Charge ............................ $500.00

The basic charge for 5/8" x 3/4" is $9,515.00


For 1" Meter Service:

1" meter .................................................... $2,321.00
Backflow Assembly (1 1/2") for 1" service...... $890.00 ##
The basic charge for 1" is $11,590.00    


There will be an additional charge for time and materials on all connections requiring an increase from a 5/8" x 3/4" meter size (per policy 7.25) plus the additional System Development Charge.

 

Hydrant Charge: $5,017.00 - 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 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.

System Development Charge 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)

All Policies
                                                 

A. Members Equity fee ..........................................$3,307.00 

B. Meter charge (5/8" x 3/4" meter) ......................$3,052.00 # 

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

D. Wholesale Facilities Charge ...............................$750.00 

The basic charge for 5/8" x 3/4" is $15,046.00  


For Medium Commercial Meter Service:
      
1" meter ......................................................$3,190.00 #
     System Development Charge @ 1500gpm .....$10,202.00 ##


The basic charge for 1" is $17,449.00



For Large Commercial Meter Service:
      2" meter ......................................................$4,771.00 #
      System Development Charge @ 1500gpm .....$23,158.00 ##     


The basic charge for 2" is $31,236.00

 

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 attached Table "System Development Charge".

System Development Charge upgrade cost, due to change in meter size or fire flow requirements, will be computed using the difference between SDC charges from the table.

 

System Development Charge Table

COMMERCIAL

Meter Size
Fire Flow
Fire Flow
 
1500 gpm
1750 gpm
5/8" x 3/4"
$7,937
$8,249
1"
$10,202
$10,514
2"
$23,158
$23,470

 

For the SDC 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 the Board of Directors of Summit Water & Supply Co.

Policy 7.22 "System Development Charge" defines the components which make up the charge. The level of charge as indicated in the above table are determined in the 1998 Water System Improvement Plan and adjusted due to securing of water supply from Lakewood Water District.

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 will required engineering to develop these costs. Urban Area and Rural Area are determined by the Pierce County Planning Department.

Note: The area around the 512 Freeway and Canyon Road is considered Urban Area (High Density Community Center), approximately 6 square miles. From Fire Prevention Bureau (Ordinance No. 95-91 Chapter 15.12 of Pierce County Code) the following is the time duration for various flow rates, and is used to determine the System Development Charge:

 

Back to Top

CHARGES AND FEES FOR WATER SERVICE

BEGINNING January 1, 2012

 

Class
Service Size

Customer
Charge

Road
Charge
Commodity
& Demand
Total
Bi-Monthly:          
regular residential
5/8" x 3/4"
$20.24
$5.94
$18.63
$44.81
medium residential
1"
$20.24
$5.94
$28.45
$54.63
large
residential
> than 1"
$20.24
$5.94
$35.71
$61.89
small
commercial
5/8" x 3/4"
$20.24
$5.94
$33.64
$59.82
           
Monthly:          
multi-family
per ERU
 
$10.12
$2.97
$9.32
$22.41
medium
commercial
1" & 1-1/2"
$10.12
$2.97
$31.94
$45.03
large
commercial
2"
$10.12
$2.97
$90.88
$103.97
industrial & special mtr
3"
$10.12
$2.97
$181.63
$194.72
** irrigation  
$10.12
0
$90.88
$101.00

 

Water Use Charge

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

 

 
1st Block
2nd Block
3rd Block
 
charge
$1.34
$2.13
$2.66
Residential
units
1 to 30
31 to 50
51 and above
Mobile Home Parks

units

1 to 15

16 to 25

26 and above

Multi-family (per ERU)
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 WATER SERVICE
FOR METERED IRRIGATION

 

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

Commercial Irrigation
Commercial Irrigation less than 50 units = $2.93 per unit.

Heavy Commercial Irrigation cost per unit

 

irrigated area coverage
less than 1"
1" to 1.25"
greater than 1.25"
 
$2.93
$4.14
$5.85

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.


Example Billing Scenarios

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"
1" to 1.25"
> 1.25"
 
Block Charge
$2.93
$4.14
$5.85
TOTAL
161
       
Units Used
161
   
161
 
$471.73
   
$471.73

 

USING 1-1/4" or 200 UNITS (149,600 GALLONS)
Level
< 1"
1" to 1.25"
> 1.25"
 
Block Charge
$2.93
$4.14
$5.85
TOTAL
200
       
Units Used
161
40
 
200
 
$471.73
$165.60
 
$637.33

 

USING 2" or 322 UNITS (240,856 GALLONS)
Level
< 1"
1" to 1.25"
> 1.25"
 
Block Charge
$2.93
$4.14
$5.85
TOTAL
322
       
Units Used
161
40
121
322
 
$471.73
$165.60
$707.85
$1345.18

 

 

                                   Monthly and Bi-Monthly Fire Charges

Fire Service Charge:    
Fire Service Size
Monthly Charge
Bi-Monthly Charge
5/8" x 3/4"
$6.53
1"
$6.53
$13.07
2"
$13.07
 
4"
$26.03
 
6"
$39.09
 
8"
$52.16
 

 

 

UTILITY BILLING ADJUSTMENT REQUEST

Click Here for Word Document

Click Here for Adobe PDF Form

 

Webmaster: dscott@summitwater.org

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