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Water and Wastewater Rate Study

Summary of Study Results and Recommendations

DRAFT

Prepared on August 10, 2016


Public Resources Management Group, Inc.

Utility, Rate, Financial and Management Consultants

Study Objectives


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No. Description Existing Fees Proposed Fees [1]


Customer Deposits:


1

Residential - Per Unit [*] [2]

$325.00

$325.00

2

Commercial - Per EDU [2]

$325.00

$325.00


[*] New applications for service involving a multi-family dwelling or facility served by one meter will security deposit based on the meter size instead of the Equivalent Dwelling Unit (EDU). This will ap of four or more separate living areas.


Monthly Cross Connection Control Fees


3

5/8 inch to 2 1/2 inch Meters

$5.00

$5.50

4

3 inch to 4 inch Meters

$7.00

$7.75

5

6 inch to 8 inch Meters

$10.00

$11.00

6

10 inch to 12 inch Meters

$15.00

$16.50


Miscellaneous Charges:

7

Connection Fee

$35.00

$40.00

8

Connection Fee - After-hours (At Customer's Request)

$60.00

$65.00

9

Transfer Fee

$50.00

$55.00

10

Disconnection / Reconnection Fee (For Non-payment)

$50.00

$55.00

11

Additional Reconnection Fee - After-hours (Due to Non-pay

$50.00

$55.00

12

Lock Fee (For Non-payment)

$75.00

$80.00

13

Turn Off/On for Leaks (Except Holidays)

$10.00

$15.00

14

Turn Off/On for Leaks (Holidays)

$65.00

$70.00

15

After-hours Service Call-out

$50.00

$55.00

16

After-hours Service Call-out (Holiday)

$150.00

$165.00

17

Consumer Valve Adjustment

$25.00

$30.00

18

Barrel Lock Replacement Fee

$40.00

$45.00

19

Special Meter Reading

$25.00

$30.00

20

Vacation Charge

$35.00

$40.00

21

Inflow Treatment Charge

$100.00

$110.00

22

Hydrant Inspection

$35.00

$40.00

23

Hydrant Ownership Acceptance

$125.00

$140.00

24

Meter Tampering (1st Offense) [3]

$100.00

$150.00

25

Meter Tampering (2nd Offense) [3]

$200.00

$300.00

26

Meter Re-Installation (During Working Hours)

$60.00

$65.00

27

Meter Re-Installation (After-hours)

$100.00

$110.00

28

Meter Re-Installation (Holidays)

$200.00

$220.00

29

Meter Test (Within Tolerance)

$40.00

$45.00

30

Sewer Permit

$150.00

$165.00

31

Sewer Cap Tampering Fee

$50.00

$55.00

32

Sewer Line-Unclog on Customer Side (Per Hours with 1hr.

$200.00

$220.00

33

Inspection Fee

$40.00

$45.00

34

Re-Inspection Fee

$25.00

$30.00

35

Developer Review Fees (Fee plus Actual Cost)

$100.00

$110.00

36

Failure to Comply - Meter Obstruction

$50.00

$55.00

37

Failure to Comply - Cross Connection Control

$100.00

$110.00


38


Late Fee


$5.00


$5.00

39

Credit Card Convenience Fee (Greater of )

$2.00 or 2.7%

$2.00 or 2.7%



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No. Description Existing Fees Proposed Fees [1]


Meter Installation & Tap Fees (Including Cross Connection Control Device)


Water Service Same Side of the Road

40

5/8" Meter

$791.00

$870.00

41

3/4" Meter

$891.00

$980.00

42

1" Meter

$1,046.00

$1,150.00

43

1 1/2" Meter

$1,268.00

$1,395.00

44

2" Meter

$1,600.00

$1,760.00

45

3" Meter and Greater

Actual Cost

Actual Cost


Water Service Opposite Side of the Road [*]

46

5/8" Meter

$2,091.00

$2,300.00

47

3/4" Meter

$2,191.00

$2,410.00

48

1" Meter

$2,346.00

$2,580.00

49

1 1/2" Meter

$2,568.00

$2,825.00

50

2" Meter

$2,900.00

$3,190.00

51

3" Meter and Greater

Actual Cost

Actual Cost


[*] Amount includes Collier County ROW Permit Fees and the directional bore fees.


Meter Only Installation Fees


52

5/8" Meter

$263.00

$290.00

53

3/4" Meter

$280.00

$310.00

54

1" Meter

$321.00

$355.00

55

1 1/2" Meter

$448.00

$495.00

56

2" Meter

$604.00

$665.00

57

3" Meter and Greater

Actual Cost

Actual Cost


Backflow Preventer Only Installation Fees


58

5/8" Meter

$271.00

$300.00

59

3/4" Meter

$271.00

$300.00

60

1" Meter

$331.00

$365.00

61

1 1/2" Meter

$488.00

$540.00

62

2" Meter

$560.00

$615.00

63

3" Meter and Greater

Actual Cost

Actual Cost


NSF or Dishonored Check Fee

64 Non-Sufficient Funds (NSF) Check / Returned Payment Florida Statute 166.251

$25 minimum

$30 if $50 < FV < =$300

Greater of $40 or 5% if FV > $300


Footnotes:

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  1. Amounts based on the actual published index by the Florida Public Service Commission

    for use in years Fiscal Years 2012 through 2017 or approximately 10% over the six (6) years. The results were then rounded to the nearest $5.00.


  2. Amounts recently adopted. No changes are proposed.


  3. Amounts were increased greater than the cumulative increase based on a review of similar penalties in other jurisdictions and to reduce violations.