Billing and Fees

The Fountain Hills Sanitary District bills residents/owners within the District boundaries for fees as established by the Board of Directors within the guidelines of the Arizona State Statutes, Title 48. The fees we bill are:

Sewer User Fees

Sewer User Fees are billed quarterly (every three months) to all residential and commercial units. Residential units are billed a flat rate per unit. Commercial units are billed based on a formula. Please see the fee schedule for specific rates details.

Availability Fees

Availability Fees are billed annually, every January. An availability fee is a charge levied against all property in the district which is not connected to the sewer system but which lies adjacent to a sewer line for the benefit to that particular parcel of property of having the sewer line and capacity in the treatment works and effluent disposal facilities to accommodate the development of the property.

The District offers a variety of payment options:

If you have individual questions regarding your account, please go to the Administration contact page, locate the Customer Service Representative for the Book number on your bill and either send an email or call.

Tired of the clutter of paper bills? Want the convenience of receiving your bill through email? The District now offers e-Bill as an option for you to receive your quarterly billing. To sign up, please call our office or fill out an online form.

Other Fees Charged by Fountain Hills Sanitary District

A Sewer Service Agreement must be issued by the District in order to obtain a building permit from the Town of Fountain Hills. Fees are payable upon application for connection to the Districtís sewer system. Please see the fee schedule for specific rate details.

A Sewer Service Agreement is comprised of the following fees:

Hook-up Fee: A fee imposed upon owners of real property to connect to the Districtís sewer system. Said fee does not include the cost of the actual physical connection, but does include physical inspection and administrative costs.

Capacity Fee: A fee imposed upon all owners of real property to connect to the Districtís sewer system. Said fee is based upon the cost to develop the sewage collection, treatment and reclaimed water distribution facilities required to treat the flow of sewage which enters the sewer system of the District from a particular sewer connection.

Shea Corridor Capacity Fee Surcharge: A fee charged for all connections made from developments, plats, or subdivisions utilizing the Shea Outfall Sewer which sewer infrastructure plans and specifications are approved after December 19, 1995. The surcharge is established to fund the replacement of gravity lines, pump stations, and force mains directly attributable to growth from these new developments, plats, or subdivisions.

Lateral Fee: A fee imposed upon an owner of real property to connect to the Districtís sewer system. Said fee is to cover the cost to construct a sewer lateral from the property line of the said owner to the middle of the easement or right-of-way in which the sewer is located. The Lateral Fee shall not be charged on connections where the sewer laterals are provided by a developer or others. More information is available here.

Project Review and Inspection Fee: A fee charged to developers of all new subdivisions. Said fee shall cover the cost of project review, physical inspection of all sewer construction including but not limited to TV inspection of the sewer lines, and observation of required testing for all new facility construction. Said fee shall be payable prior to the approval of plans and specifications. Please see the fee schedule for specific rate details.

Encroachment or Abandonment Permit Fee: A fee charged upon application for an easement encroachment or abandonment permit. Please see the fee schedule for specific rate details. More information is available here.

For a complete list of all fees in detail, please see the fee schedule.