Connecting to Sewers


 

 

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Valley View Sewer District has various charges that are assessed prior to connecting to sewers. These charges are for Permits, General Facilities Charge, System Facilities Charge, and Treatment Capacity Charges.

Charges and Fees

Right-of-Way Permits allow digging in the road or shoulder area. Side Sewer Permit fees cover the cost of the District Inspector’s time for inspecting the connection to sewers. The following fees apply.

R.O.W Permit Fees
City of Burien Right-of-Way $ 450.00
City of SeaTac Right-of-Way $ 350.00
King County Right-of-Way $ 475.00
City of Tukwila Right-of-Way $ 700.00
Side Sewer Permit Description Fees
Single Family Residence Side Sewer Connection to the main line sewer. Includes two inspections $ 100.00
Private Pump Systems Connection to the main line sewer. Includes two inspections $ 150.00
Capping Disconnection from the main line sewer. Includes two inspections $ 70.00
Multiple Family Residence Side Sewer Connection to the main line sewer. Includes two inspections per building $100.00 1st Dwelling $ 10.00 Ea Additional Unit
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) Connection to the main line sewer. Includes one inspection $ 50.00
Cap/Reconnect Disconnection/reconnection to the main line sewer. Includes three inspections $150.00
Repair Work that is done on the side sewer after installation. Includes one inspection $ 15.00
Commercial Connection to the main line sewer. Includes two inspections $0.05 per sq. ft of bldg. Minimum of $100.00
Additional Inspections Work that is being done on the side sewer during installation $ 50.00 Ea additional inspections

General Facility Charge and System Facility Charge increased in 2015

After 17 years with no change in either the General Facility Charge (GFC) or the System Facility Charge (SFC) Valley View has increased both the GFC and SFC in 2015. The GFC which had been set at $850.00 since 1997 went up to $4,033.00. The SFC which had been set at $1,900.00 since 1997 went up to $8,100.00. The SFC, however, will be limited in use. Most new connections to sewers will only be required to pay a GFC. Please take this information into consideration when budgeting for future projects which will require connection to sewers.

These new charges took effect on April 1, 2015.

CURRENT GFC $4,033.00

CURRENT SFC $8,100.00

Past General Facilities Charges Until April 1, 2015

The General Facilities Charge (GFC) is a charge developed to cover a connecting party’s equitable share of general facilities, which have not been, and will not be, fully funded through rates. Facilities which are covered by GFC’s generally include pump station capacity, interceptor capacity, trunk lines, force mains, structures, District office, equipment, planning and planning documents, future facilities and other costs that benefit the District customers.

  • Residential and Residential Equivalents $850.00
  • Multi-family (per living unit) $680.00
  • Accessory dwelling unit (per unit) $680.00

Commercial: charge shall be determined by fixture count and/or estimated monthly flow converted to residential equivalents.

Past System Facilities Charges Until April 1, 2015

The System Facilities Charge (SFC) is a charge to cover a connecting party’s equitable fair share of the District’s sewer lines and is infrequently assessed. This is only charged if the lot seeking to connect to sewers was never part of a previous sewer project.

  • Frontage for Residential or Residential Equivalent (subject to minimum charge) $37.00/sq.ft.
  • Residential or Residential Equivalent (Minimum Charge) $1,900.00
  • Multi-family (per living unit) $1,520.00

Commercial: charge shall be determined by fixture count and/or estimated monthly flow converted to residential equivalents.

Metro Capacity Charge

The Metro Capacity Charge covers the costs to keep treatment facilities working properly. If a customer is in the Metro/King County flow area Metro/King County will bill the customer for the charge.

Valley View Sewer District collects a similar charge for the Southwest Suburban Sewer District and the Midway Sewer District.

More about the Metro Capacity Charge

Southwest Suburban Sewer District Charges

  • Single Family Residential $2,975.00
  • Multi-Family Residential 2 or more units (per unit) $1,874.00
  • Commercial (per ERU based on fixture count) Minimum $2,975.00
  • Commercial Charges based on water meter size

Midway Sewer District Charges

  • Single Family Residential $1,700.00
  • Multi-Family Residential $1,700.00

Additional Connection Charges

Depending on the specific lot in question, there may be a charge in lieu of assessment (CILOA), a temporary connection fee or a project specific connection charge.

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