CMSA Wastewater Fees and Charges
Permit Fee (Ordinance 2013-2)
A permit fee is due when the permit application is submitted to CMSA. The purpose of this fee is to recover CMSA costs for application review, permit issuance, administration of the permit, and scheduled inspections to verify application information.
Sampling Fee (Ordinance 2013-2)
The purpose of this fee (Note A) is to recover CMSA costs for sampling, lab fees, travel, equipment, labor or any other costs accrued by CMSA to complete sampling as required by this Sewer Use Ordinance, the waste discharge permit, or under directive of the General Manager to demonstrate compliance. Fees vary with the sampling performed.
Industrial Monitoring Fee (Ordinance 2013-2), effective April 15, 2013.
Persons discharging contaminated groundwater to the sanitary sewers shall be subject to the industrial monitoring fees
A regional capacity charge* shall be paid for each new sewer user connecting to a public sewer within or being served by one of CMSA’s member agencies. Such charge shall be collected by the Member Agency in the same manner in which the Member Agencies now collect their own local sewer connection fee.
*The minimum connection fee is $5,260.68 per connection.
Waste Hauler Charges (Ordinance 2013-2), effective April 15, 2013
A wastewater facilities use charge shall be paid by septage haulers, other trucks hauling chemical toilet and/or domestic strength water, and recreational vehicles discharging directly in the Agency's treatment and disposal facilities. The amount of such use charges is based on the Agency's current regional sewer service charges. (Service charge is $268.59 per service unit.)
Charges for other tank truck wastes will be determined by the General Manager on a case-by-case basis.
Fats, Oil and Grease (FOG) Waste Hauler Charges (Ordinance 2013-2), effective April 15, 2013
A wastewater facilities use charge shall be paid by haulers of fats, oils and grease(FOG)discharging directly in the Agency's treatment and disposal facilities. The FY13 FOG Rate established below will serve as the initial charge for the disposal of hauled FOG. Thereafter, each year, commencing on July 1 and continuing thereafter on each July 1, the annual FOG Rate will increase in proportion to the CMSA operating budget.
The Agency may also charge a Per Load Monitoring Fee to waste haulers to recover the actual cost of any required sample collection and analysis.
Please note that CMSA is not currently accepting Fats, Oil and Grease (FOG) Waste at this time (April 15, 2013).
A: Fees are based on CMSA labor, administrative, and analytical costs of sampling
B: Fees are based on CMSA labor and administrative costs for inspection.