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Updates to Capacity and Development Fees for FY 2019

Some Charlotte Water Capacity Fees Drop In July

At their June 11, 2018 meeting, the Charlotte City Council approved the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget. Along with that budget, the FY 2019 Charlotte Water fee schedule was approved. Due to legislated revisions to the methodology, some Capacity and Connection Fees are decreasing in FY 2019. The Charlotte Water fee schedule for FY 2019, which will become effective July 1, 2018, can be found on the Charlotte Water website.

Water Main Extensions Required for New Service Requests on Larger Pipes

Also effective July 1, 2018, customers requesting any new water service tap requests that have immediate access to a 30-inch transmission main AND larger will be required to complete a water main extension application. For those service taps on a 20- or 24-inch water line, Charlotte Water reserves the right to connect to a local smaller main. New service requests will not change for taps on 16-inch or smaller mains. Though additional construction delivery time may be needed for new service tap requests on extensions 30-inch or larger, these changes in system design will enhance distribution system water quality and customer serviceability.

FY 2019 Plan Review & Inspection Fees

Two years ago Charlotte Water introduced plan review and inspection fees for the first time to recover employee time costs.  Since the utility had never recouped review and inspection costs previously, percentages of the fees were received on an escalating basis for three years.

  • From 7-1-16 through 6-30-17 – 50% of the fees recovered
  • From 7-1-17 through 6-30-18 – 75% of the fees recovered
  • From 7-1-18 onward – 100% of fees recovered.

The schedule of plan review and inspection fees effective July 1, 2018 can be found on Charlotte Water’s website.

Visit charlottewater.org and click on Development for more information.

Life in 1927 vs. 2017

No one can dispute that a lot has changed in 90 years. One thing that hasn’t changed is Charlotte Water’s commitment to safeguarding public health and protecting our waterways.  Our twin wastewater treatment plants, Sugar Creek and Irwin Creek are celebrating their 90th birthday this year (they were built in 1927). While these two plants have expanded and advanced in technology throughout the last 90 years, they continue to be an award-winning treatment plant that serves the Charlotte community 24/7.

Let’s compare the world in 1927 to now.

1927 2017
President: Calvin Coolidge President: Donald Trump
Top Film: The Jazz Singer

Jazz Singer

Top Film: Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Top Song: Ain’t She Sweet by Gene Austin

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Top Song: Shape of You by Ed Sheeran

Listen Here

Average Household Income: $1,358 Average Household Income: $56,516
Gallon of milk cost: $0.56 Gallon of milk cost: $3.30
Gallon of Gas: $0.21 Gallon of Gas: $2.32
Postage Stamp: $0.02 Postage Stamp: $0.49
Top Book: The Complete Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle

Sherlock Holmes

Top Book: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of A Family and Culture in Crisis By J.D. Vance

Hillbilly Elegy

Top Baby Name: Robert (m) Mary (f) Top Baby Name: Liam (m) Emma (f)
Average College Cost per year: $400 Average College Cost per year: $33,480