Sanitary Sewer Services Rate Adjustments

 

Beginning January 1, 2022, the Department of Sanitary Sewer Services will be adjusting their rates.

For FY2022-FY2023, there will be NO adjustments to the rates of our flat-rate customers.

DSSS Manhole

DSSS Rate Adjustments

 

On December 6, 2021, Summit County Council approved sewer rate adjustments to be phased in over ten years starting January 1, 2022.  Rate adjustments from FY 2027-2031 will be inflationary increases based on the CPI W&S Maintenance Index.  The historical change in the cost to provide sewer services averages four percent (4%) per year. 

These adjustments were necessary to account for rising costs from 3rd party treatment and EPA mandates.  These 3rd party costs will continue to rise for the foreseeable future. 

Please reference the Department of Sanitary Sewer Services Rate Study for further information on these rate adjustments. 

 

Outfall

Resilient Infrastructure - Sustainable Future

 

The funding from these adjustements will be utliized to fund DSSS administrative, operating and maintenance expenses; along with continuing to meet our environmental obligations.  DSSS will maintain capital reinvestments in existing infrastructure and identify future projects that will allow DSSS to continue to provide reliable service to our customers.

DSSS has not adjusted rates since 2011 and will still remain lower than the other major service providers in our area.

 

User Charges - Metered Customers per 100 cubic feet
January 1, 2022 January 1, 2023 January 1, 2024 January 1, 2025 January 1, 2026
$7.74 $8.98 $9.65 $10.28 $10.94

 

User Charges - Flat Rate Customers per month
January 1, 2022 January 1, 2023 January 1, 2024 January 1, 2025 January 1, 2026
$56.03 $56.03 $60.23 $64.15 $68.32

 

Residential Rates

Commercial, Industrial and Institutional Rate Adjustments

 

User Charges - Flat Rate Customers ($ per month)
Charge - Commercial (Per Benefit)
January 1, 2022 January 1, 2023 January 1, 2024 Jaunuary 1, 2025 January 1, 2026
$80.47 $93.34 $100.35 $106.87 $113.81
Charge - Industrial (Per Benefit)
January 1, 2022 January 1, 2023 January 1, 2024 January 1, 2025 January 1, 2026
$92.32 $107.10 $115.13 $122.61 $130.58
Charge - Government & Institutional (Per Benefit)
January 1, 2022 January 1, 2023 January 1, 2024 January 1, 2025 January 1, 2026
$65.00 $75.39 $81.05 $86.32 $91.93

 

User Charges - Metered Customers ($ per 100 Cubic Feet of Water
Charge - Commercial
January 1, 2022 January 1, 2023 January 1, 2024 January 1, 2025 January 1, 2026
$8.63 $10.01 $10.76 $11.46 $12.21
Charge - Industrial
January 1, 2022 January 1, 2023 January 1, 2024 January 1, 2025 January 1, 2026
$9.88 $11.47 $12.32 $13.13 $13.98
Charge - Goverment & Institution
January 1, 2022 January 1, 2023 January 1, 2024 January 1, 2025 January 1, 2026
$7.74 $8.98 $9.65 $10.28 $10.94

 

Commercial Rates

Tap-In and Permit Fee Adjustments

 

Tap-In Fee Adjustments

Charge and Customer Type January 1, 2022
 Tap-In Fee ($ per gallon per day)  
 Customers Contributing Flow to DSSS WWTPs $10.68
 Minimum Tap-In Fee $4,274.00
 Customers Contributing Flow to Non-DSSS WWTPs $8.39
 Minimum Tap-In Fee $3,357.00

 

Permit Fee Adjustments

Charge and Customer Type
 Single Family Permit Fee ($ per Permit)
January 1, 2022 January 1, 2023 January 1, 2024 January 1, 2025 January 1, 2026
$207.00 $211.00 $215.00 $220.00 $224.00

 

 Non-Single Family Permit Fee ($ per Permit)
 First 100 feet of Lateral Inspected or Minimum Charge
January 1, 2022 January 1, 2023 January 1, 2024 January 1, 2025 January 1, 2026
$320.00 $326.00 $333.00 $340.00 $346.00
 Over 100 Feet ($ per 100 Feet)
$160.00 $163.00 $166.00 $169.00 $173.00

 

Permit Fee

Billing Rate Adjustments

 

Billing charges will be adjusted beginning on January 1, 2022

 

Charge and Customer Type
Billing Charges ($ per Period Bill)
Flat Rate Customers
January 1, 2022 January 1, 2023 January 1, 2024 January 1, 2025 January 1, 2026
$3.18 $3.25 $3.31 $3.38 $3.44
Metered Customers
$5.30 $5.41 $5.51 $5.62 $5.74

 

Billing

Affordability Programs and FAQ

 

Affordability Programs:

DSSS will continue to provide affordability assistance through the Summit County Discount Program.  This incudes a ten percent (10%) rate reduction for eligible customers and an additional twenty-five percent (25%) reduction for eligible flat-rate customers (for FY22 and FY23, changing to 10% thereafter).  The Summer Sprinkling Program will continue to provide a ten percent (10%) discount for all residential customers (June, July and August).

If you require further financial assistance, you may qualify for utility assistance under the Summit County CARES funding: http://www.summitcountycares.org/

FAQ:

If you have more questions, please reference the FAQ section for additional information: https://co.summitoh.net/departments/Sanitary-Sewer-Services.html#nav-faqs

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