The following Utility Capacity Fee Calculation Sheet.xls is charged for permits issued to connect into the service and is to be paid upon issuance of permit. (Permits are processed through the Building Department located in City Hall, 1 S. Sandusky St.).

2015 Water Tap Permit
2015 Sewer Tap Permit

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.

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

MULTI-FAMILY PROPERTIES
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

NON-RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES
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.

CAPACITY FEE PER EDU
The Water Capacity Fee is $5,600 per EDU. The Sewer Capacity Fee is $5,385 per EDU

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

Public Utilities Department225 Cherry StreetEmail740-203-1900