Utility District Guidelines for Securing a Sewer & Water Permit and Payment of Connection Fees

Please be prepared to pay your fees by check to the South Tahoe Public Utility District when you bring your plans for approval. Residential plans for projects requiring a fire sprinkler system must include fire sprinkler plans designed by a California licensed fire sprinkler designer with the dedicated fire line and fire meter size listed on the plans.  The break-down of current charges for a typical single family home excluding fire sprinklers or fire hydrant installation, with a ¾” domestic water service line, 1 kitchen, and two toilets are as follows:

Sewer Water
Connection Fee
(MINIMUM - 3 Sewer Units @ $2,745.00.00. unit)
$8,235.00 Capacity Charge $6,833.00
    Administrative Fee $150.00
Sewer Permit Fee $150.00 Connection Fee T&M $5,000.00
Total $8,235.00 Total $11,983.00

The District is now accepting a 10% down payment on capacity fees for new construction at the time of plan review. In addition to the 10% down payment on capacity fees, the administrative fee, the inspection fee and the water time and material charges will be due at the time of plan review. The remaining capacity fee balance must be paid in full before the District will install the new services.

*If actual time and material charges are less than $5,000 deposit customer will be refunded difference; if charges are greater than deposit customer will be billed accordingly. As of January 1, 2011, all new construction must have a fire sprinkler system. Fire line capacity fees are dependent on the fire line size and will be in addition to the example above.

Each bathroom in excess of two requires additional sewer connection fees totaling $2,745.00 (1 s. unit = $2,745.00)

If the STPUD water main servicing your property is less than 6” in diameter your  building and fire sprinkler plans must be submitted to our Engineering Department for review and recommendations before we can stamp your plans. This process can take up to two weeks.

When you pay your fees at our Customer Service Office, please bring the following:

  1. All sets of construction plans for stamping. For projects requiring a fire sprinkler system, you must bring your fire sprinkler plans designed by a California licensed fire sprinkler designer with the dedicated fire line and fire meter size listed on the plans. The District will scan a digital copy of your plans and return the stamped set to you.
  2. All sets of plans must have the total number of water supply fixture units according to the Uniform Plumbing Code and the recommended domestic water line size printed on them.
  3. A check for sewer, water and permit fees. The District does not accept credit/debit card payments for connection fees.
  4. As of January 1, 2011, all new construction will require a fire sprinkler system. Flow & Pressure Information Request Form
  5. For residential projects, you can now submit your building and fire sprinkler plans electronically by emailing PDF files to: residentialplans@stpud.us . The District will review your plans and email you an application detailing the connection fees due.

Office hours for plan review are Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Residential and Commercial Capacity Charges Chart

Size Fire Capacity Charge Water Capacity Charge
3/4" $ - $6,833.00
1" $48.00 $11,389.00
1-1/2" $95.00 $22,772.00
2" $152.00 $36,436.00
3" $305.00 $72,872.00
4" $477.00 $113,863.00
6" $953.00 $227,726.00
8" $1,715.00 $409,907.00
10" $2,764.00 $660,405.00
12" $4,098.00 $979,221.00
16" $7,624.00 $1,821,807.00

Requirements for Water Service Hookup