What will the connection fee be if the moratorium on sewer and water fees is lifted?
  • It is too early to predict what connection fees the Board of Supervisors might establish if new connections become available for sewer and water services in Sheridan. The existing approved connection fees per Equivalent Dwelling Unit for Sheridan are $1,700 for sewer and $1,500 for water. Because of the ongoing moratorium on new connections, these fees have not been adjusted since 1985. Staff will recommend re-evaluating these fees utilizing a methodology that takes into consideration the value of previous investments that will benefit new users divided by the number of potential new users.

  • Sewer connection fees in other local districts typically range between $6,000-$9,000 per connection. The Placer County Water Agency charges $15,000 for a standard water service connection. Costs for the Sheridan County Service Area may be more or less depending on capital costs and the level of grant funding for the sewer and water projects.

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1. Have you considered building a pipeline to send wastewater to a plant in Lincoln or Wheatland instead of upgrading the Sheridan WWTP? What is the comparison on a cost basis?
2. What is the history of the water system: why and when were the wells drilled and abandoned?
3. What will the connection fee be if the moratorium on sewer and water fees is lifted?
4. How many hookups do you need to operate in the black?
5. When can people apply for the new connections?