RATES AND CHARGES

CURRENT RATES AND FEES AS OF OCTOBER 1, 2010



Water Rates and Fees      Wastewater Rates and Fees

Miscellaneous Fees      Additional Information



WATER RATES, FEES AND CHARGES

Monthly Basic Water Service Charge (aka water base rate):
3/4" meter or smaller: $38.55 per dwelling unit
1" meter: $68.86 per dwelling unit
1 ½" meter $159.71 per dwelling unit
2" meter: $311.13 per dwelling unit
3" meter: $523.10 per dwelling unit
Larger than a 3" meter: Base charge for 3/4" meter multiplied by the ratio of the area of the nominal meter size opening to the area of the opening of a 3/4" meter (.4418 sq.in.)
2 meters per dwelling $57.84 per dwelling unit

Monthly Water Usage Charge (aka tiered water use):
Usage Gallons Rate Full Tier Cost
Tier 1    1 - 4,495 gallons 4,495 $.002603/gallon    $11.70
Tier 2 4,496 - 7,487 gallons 2,991 $.006259/gallon $18.72
Tier 3 7,488 - 11,975 gallons 4,487 $.010538/gallon $47.29
Tier 4 11,976 - 14,967 gallons 2,991 $.014447/gallon $43.21
Tier 5 14,968 - 22,447 gallons 7,479 $.022693/gallon $169.72
Tier 6 22,448 - 29,927 gallons    7,479 $.028350/gallon $212.03
Tier 7 29,928 and over   $.036782/gallon  

Monthly Lifeline Rate
Basic Service Charge $26.99
Basic Wastewater Charge $27.76


New Water Connection: $17,500.00

Water Feasibility Study Application: $100.00

Metered Connection to a Hydrant: $65.00 rental fee plus $11.00 per 100 cubic feet ($1000.00 deposit required)

Backflow Device Test: $70.00 per test

Verification of Separation: $45.00

Water Service Shut Off or On as requested by customer or required by District : $65.00 (waived if customer installs shut off valve enclosed in a box on consumer's side of water meter)

Relocation or replacement of Water Meter at Customer's Request: District cost, including labor and materials, plus 20%, but in no case less than $250.00.

Backflow Device Installation: District cost, including labor and materials, plus 20%, but in no case less than $250.00

Meter Bench Testing at Customer's Request: $100.00 if meter found to be operable (No charge if meter found to be inoperable)

Irrigation Wells:
Permit Application: $150.00
Abandonment Application: $100.00
Well Inspection/Testing: $100.00



WASTEWATER RATES, FEES AND CHARGES

Monthly Basic Wastewater Charge: $39.65

Monthly Holding Tank Inspection: $60.00 per billing period, $60.00 per inspection
Quarterly Holding Tank Inspection: $20.00 per billing period, $60.00 per inspection

Pre-Application Consultation: $750.00

Site Review and/or Field Consultation
Vacant Lot: $1,350.00
Existing Structure: $500.00
Wastewater System Design Review:
Standard System: $1,900.00
Sand Filter System: $3,000.00
Alternative System: $4,500.00

Resubmitted Wastewater System Design for Review: $750.00

Septic Tank Replacement Application: $550.00

System Design Review Exemption: $450.00

Variance Request Application: $2,000.00

Waiver Request Application: $1,500.00

Final Plan Sign Off at Marin County Community Development Agency: $250.00

Design Permit Extension Application: $350.00

Design Permit Exemption Application: $450.00

Maintenance Permit: $20.00

Construction Permit: $150.00

Reissuance of Discharge Permit (recorded at the county): $200.00.

Reschedule Inspection Fee: $50.00/incident

Alternative Quarterly Inspection Fee: $60.00

Temporary Restroom (Chemical Toilet) Permit $50.00/toilet for 1 to 7 day permit
$100.00/toilet for 8 days to 3 months
$125.00/toilet for 3-6 months
$200.00/toilet over 6 months



MISCELLANEOUS

Change of Ownership Administrative Fee: $45.00

Change of Address Fee (if more than one in a calendar year): $10.00

Returned (Bounced) Check Processing Fee: $25.00

Late Payment Charge: 10% of bill

48 Hour Late Payment Turnoff Notice: $25.00

Pumping Contractor Annual Permit: $300.00

Photocopy of Any District Document: $.25 per page

District Wastewater Policy (Title IV) Copy: $35.00

Standard Drawing Copy: $25.00




ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

WATER: CONSERVATION OF THIS PRECIOUS AND LIMITED RESOURCE IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE RESIDENTS, PROPERTY OWNERS AND GUESTS OF STINSON BEACH

Consumer's Responsibility: The residents of Stinson Beach are reminded that each individual is considered a guardian and caretaker of our limited water resource. The community relies on the cooperation and judgment of each resident to implement conservation practices and to take precautions to prevent leaks. Despite the unusually high rainfall, conservation is still necessary due to the limited storage capacity we have here in Stinson Beach. The ability to provide water in a fire emergency or disaster situation is a year round concern and conservation efforts on behalf of District consumers is instrumental in keeping water supplies at the maximum levels possible. For information on how you can conserve, please visit the District website or office.

Owner's Responsibility: The property owners of Stinson Beach are responsible for all water use/overuse whether or not the property is occupied. District policy does not provide for any monetary reduction considerations if water loss occurs resulting from circumstances within the customer's control. Irrigation systems are the number one cause of extensive leaks and are considered within the control of the customer. Irrigation systems and in-house plumbing should be monitored frequently. All Stinson Beach residents should turn their irrigation water systems off if they plan to be off-premise for an extended period of time. For information on how you can read your own meter for leak detection purposes, please visit the District website or office.

Visitor's Responsibility: Guests of Stinson Beach, whether visiting the beach on a sunny day or renting for an extended period, are also expected to practice water conservation. Residents can help to promote visitor conservation by posting this notice in your home. Additionally, conservation reminder cards for commercial establishments are available at the District office.

BACKFLOW PREVENTION DEVICES: PROTECTION OF THE STINSON BEACH WATER SUPPLY FROM CONTAMINATION

Requirement to Install a Backflow Prevention Device: The California Department of Health Services requires that all water districts implement a program to prevent "cross-connection" (any potential connection between a public water supply and an unapproved supply such as a residential plumbing system, spa, lateral connection, etc.) The District requires installation of a Reduced Pressure Principle Type Backflow Prevention Device in order to prevent contamination of the public (treated) water supply from residential on-site water and wastewater systems. In the past ten years, National water supplies have been contaminated by un-prevented backflow from bathtubs, air conditioners, agricultural pesticides, livestock watering holes, hot-tubs, ponds, pools and many other sources. Ironically, the common garden hose is the most common instrument used to induce backflow contamination. If you have questions regarding the installation, maintenance and testing of backflow prevention devices, please contact the District office.

RATES, CHARGES AND FEES FOR WATER AND WASTEWATER SYSTEM MONITORING

Rate Increases to be Implemented on July 1, 2003: The Stinson Beach County Water District will implement a three percent increase affecting most of the billing charges on July 1, 2003. The District bills customers every two months (six times per year) and utilizes a tiered water use system. Most customer bills have three charges, a basic water fee, a basic wastewater fee and a water usage fee. Detailed information regarding fees, charges, tiers, etc, can be obtained at the District office. The following data summarizes the rate revisions.

Approximate Water Usage Statistics. Note that these figures are an average per person per day. You may use more or less depending on your habits.

  • Automatic dishwasher: 15 gallons per load
  • Hand wash dishes: 10 gallons per meal
  • Bathtub: 35 - 50 gallons
  • Shower: 5 - 6 gallons per minute
  • Toilet flush: 2 - 7 gallons
  • Running faucet: 3 - 5 gallons per minute
  • Brushing teeth or washing hands: 1 - 3 gallons
  • Outdoor hose-bib left running for 24 hours: 4, 320 - 7,200 gallons
  • Clothes Washing Machine: 35 - 50 gallons per load
  • Cooking: 10 gallons per meal
  • Car washing by hand: 100 gallons per car
  • Yard Watering: 5 - 10 gallons per minute
  • Pinhole leak in a running garden hose: up to 170 gallons per day
  • Running toilet: over 60 gallons per day
  • Faucet dripping for one year: 3,280 - 9,125 gallons
  • Outdoor hose-bib left running for 24 hours: 4, 320 - 7,200 gallons

A Few Water Conservation Tips:

  • Know where your water shut off valve is located and ensure that it functions easily.
  • Know how to read your own meter so that you can monitor your usage.
  • Monitor irrigation systems, hoses, pipes, faucets, couplings, toilets and other household water using devices on a regular basis.
  • Turn water system off when leaving the property unoccupied for an extended period of time.
  • Install a master automatic shut off valve for the irrigation system.
  • Reduce grass areas, increase use of drought resistant plants.
  • Use a broom, not a hose, to clean driveways and patios.
  • Hire a maintenance contractor to check unoccupied residences for leaks and other water loss.
  • Install an auxiliary "Meter Display Unit" to easily monitor your own water use.
  • Sparingly water the yard, avoid watering surrounding areas, position sprinklers appropriately.
  • Make sure dishwashers and wash machines are full to capacity before running.
  • Irrigate slowly, deeply and infrequently. Water in morning or evening, not mid-day.
  • Use a shut off nozzle when washing cars and direct overflow in to landscaping.


Revised 4-8-16 to show conversion to gallons from cubic feet beginning with March 2016 billings.






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