The following is charged to connect into the water or sewer service and is to be paid upon issuance of a permit, processed through the Building Department, City Hall, 1 S. Sandusky Street.

Water and Sewer Permits

All properties connecting to the City of Delaware water and sewer system will be assigned an Equivalent Dwelling Unit (EDU), or multiple thereof, with one (1) EDU being equal to average daily water consumption of 400 gallons.

All single-family residential properties connecting to the Utility System are assigned one (1) EDU.

All master metered multi-family residential properties connecting to the Utility System will be assigned an EDU multiple calculated by multiplying the number of multi-family residential units by the Single Family Equivelant (SFE) value that follows:

Sewer Capacity
Single Family Equivalent Values January 1, 2007 and after June 1, 2006 and after
1 Bedroom .63 $3,559.50 $3,392.55
2 Bedrooms .75 $4,237.50 $4,038.75
3 Bedrooms .88 $4,972.00 $4,738.80
4 + Bedrooms 1.0 $5,650.00 $5,385.00

All properties connecting to the system which are not residential properties will be assigned an EDU multiple based upon the properties’ estimated daily water consumption in gallons, divided by 400 gallons (one EDU). This division will be calculated to the second decimal place and rounded according to mathematical convention. In no event shall a non-residential property be assigned an EDU of less than one (1).

The EDU multiple established for non-residential properties based on estimated water consumption is reviewed 12 months after occupancy is obtained to determine if the estimated daily water consumption is accurate. The director may extend this 12 month time period if accurate consumption data is not available. Any increase or decrease in the EDU multiple based on actual water consumption which results in a capacity fee charge adjustment of more than $1,000 shall be communicated to the property owner in writing.

The Water Capacity Fee is $5,650 per EDU. The Sewer Capacity Fee is $5,385 per EDU

To estimate your project’s capacity fees, download our Capacity Fee Worksheet.

Public Utilities Department225 Cherry StreetEmail740-203-1900
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