Sewer Service Fees

Pursuant to Paragraph H of A.R.S. Section 48-2027, notice is herby given by the Board of Directors of the Fountain Hills Sanitary District held a public meeting at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in the District’s Board Room. located at 16941 E. Pepperwood Circle, Fountain Hills, Arizona, to set the amount of Fees and Charges for the District at the levels set forth below. The District reserves the right to set different Fees and Charges as it deems to be just and reasonable and to amend, alter, delete or add to the Fees and Charges of the District at any time after providing notice and conducting a public meeting thereon.

Residential UsersMonthly User Fees
Residential (single family homes, duplexes, condominiums, townhouses, apartment buildings, or other multi-family housing units).$28.00 per month (7/1/20-12/31/20) for each living unit of housing - billed quarterly. Increased to $29.00 per month (effective 1/1/21)
Hotel, motel units, and bed and breakfast units.$11.25 per unit per month - billed quarterly
Assisted living units, independent living units, or other similar multi-unit facilities.$11.25 per occupant per month - billed quarterly

Low-Income Assistance Program (LIAP)

For those on a fixed monthly income, payment of sewer fees may be made monthly rather than quarterly.  Please call the district’s office to arrange a monthly payment.  Effective January 1, 2019, the district will offer a low income assistance program designed to assist home owners with low incomes.  Program requirements are detailed here.

Non-Residential Users*
Schools$90.00 per month - billed quarterly
Restaurants, Bars, Bakeries or Supermarkets$3.24 (Rate per 1,000 gallons)
Food Preparation (Non-Restaurant), Dry Cleaners, Laundries or Mortuaries$2.35 (Rate per 1,000 gallons)
Nursing Facilities, Hospitals, Clinics, Laboratories, Salons, Daycare Facilities or Automobile/Equipment Repair Facilities$2.03 (Rate per 1,000 gallons)
Carwashes, Offices, Retail Stores or Other$1.90 (Rate per 1,000 gallons)

*The average monthly water usage is determined by meter readings provided by EPCOR-Chaparral District for the prior calendar year.  In no event shall the fees for non-residential users be less than $35.00 per month or $105.00 per quarter.  If a building with multiple businesses is serviced by only one water meter, the owner will be billed at the rate for the business with the highest user classification.

Other Fees and Charges
Availability Fee$84.00 billed annually ($7.00 per month)
Establishment Fee$30.00 will be charged to set up an account
Late Fee/Penalty$25.00 for accounts delinquent for more than 15 days
Interest Charges10% (.0833% per month) applied to delinquent balances on the 20th of each month
Lien Fee$150.00 lien fee filed against the property after the account is 90 days delinquent
DepositAn amount equal to two quarters of User Fees charged after the account has been late two consecutive quarters
Returned Payment Fee$30.00 for all payments returned unpaid by any financial institution in addition to the amount of the check
Project Review Fee$2.00 per lineal foot plus the sum of $2,000.00 for each pump station to be constructed. Additional fees may be charged on a time and material basis.
Encroachment or Abandonment Permit Fee$75.00 if a physical site visit is required, or $25.00 if no site visit is required.
Fees for Reproduction and Delivery of Requested Public RecordsCopy Fee - $0.18 per 8.5”x11” standard, $0.20 per 8.5”x14” legal, $0.23 per 11”x17” page
Disposal Fees (Use of RV Dump Station)RV disposal by District resident – No Charge
RV disposal by non-resident - $5.00
Commercial waterborne waste disposal - $25.00
Recycled Water Fee$380.00 per acre-foot
New Sewer Connection Fees
Hook-up Fee$400.00 per connection
Lateral Fee, if required$4,500.00 per connection
Capacity Fees - Residential
Capacity Fees – Residential (single family homes)$10,000.00 per unit
Capacity Fees – Residential (Duplexes, condominiums, townhouses, apartment buildings, or other multi-family housing units)$5,200.00 per unit
Shea Corridor Capacity Fee Surcharge – Residential (single family homes, duplexes, condominiums, townhouses, apartment buildings, or other multi-family housing units), if required$1,260.00 per unit
Capacity Fees – Non-residential
Water Meter Size 1” or less$10,000.00
Water Meter Size – 1-1/2”$14,883.00
Water Meter Size – 2”$29,757.00
Water Meter Size – 2-1/2”$47,634.00
Water Meter Size – 3”$68,500.00
Water Meter Size – 4”$89,372.00
Water Meter Size – 6”$148,884.00
Capacity Fees – Hotel and motel units and bed and breakfast units$4,145.00 per unit
Capacity Fees – Assisted living units, independent living units, or other similar multi-unit facilities$3,500 per occupant
Shea Corridor Capacity Fee Surcharge – Water Meter Size – 1” or less$1,260.00 per meter
Shea Corridor Capacity Fee Surcharge – Water Meter Size – 1-1/2”$1,875.00 per meter
Shea Corridor Capacity Fee Surcharge – Water Meter Size – 2”$3,750.00 per meter
Shea Corridor Capacity Fee Surcharge – Water Meter Size – 2-1/2”$6,002.00 per meter
Shea Corridor Capacity Fee Surcharge – Water Meter Size – 3”$8,631.00 per meter
Shea Corridor Capacity Fee Surcharge – Water Meter Size – 4”$11,261.00 per meter
Shea Corridor Capacity Fee Surcharge – Water Meter Size – 6”$18,760.00 per meter
Shea Corridor Capacity Fee Surcharge – Hotel and motel units, bed and breakfast units, assisted living units, independent living units, or other similar multi-unit facilities, if required$450.00 per unit or per occupant