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Water and Sanitary Sewer Builder Fees & Services

This information has been developed to help you understand the costs associated with conducting business with the Arlington Water Utilities Department. More specifically, we want you to understand the costs associated with new construction or tying into existing water/sewer systems.

Even though the charges below are itemized, it is important to call the Customer Services Division at 817-459-6803 when a quote is needed. Prices could vary depending on special or unusual circumstances.

The following fees become effective on October 1, 2016.

We remind you that all work on city water lines must be done by an approved utility contractor or by the City of Arlington. All fees must be paid prior to the installation or activation of an account.

Tapping Into Existing Water Lines

Cost of installation of water and sewer tap will be calculated individually per job.

Any water taps 3″ or larger and sewer taps 6″ or larger will need to be made by a utility contractor.

For a list of approved utility contractors , contact the Department of Public Works and Transportation at 817-459-6550 or email to publicworks@arlingtontx.gov

Meter and Activation Fees

¾” $388.29
1″ $546.79
1½” $959.09
2″ $1,221.82

Deposits

 Residential – Builder/Contractor $30.00
 Commercial – Builder/Contractor min.
or double estimated average bill
$80.00

Meters and Detector Checks

 3″ Combination with ¾” bypass meter $2,977.45
 4″ Combination with ¾” bypass meter $4,887,48
 6″ Combination with 2″ bypass meter $13,676.08
 8″ Combination with 2″ bypass meter $20,433.20
 6″ Detector check with Fire Flow Detector $2,959.01
 8″ Detector check with Fire Flow Detector $3,981.71

 

Meter sizes and types will need to be determined by an Engineer.

Cap an Existing Service

Calculated individually by job

Construction/Fire Hydrant Meters

 Activation Fee $ 188.95
 Deposit $ 950.00

Cost to Tie Into Sanitary Sewer

There will be a $20.00 activation fee on all sanitary sewer tie-ons. A sewer tap can be made by a licensed plumber or the City of Arlington will contract the sewer tap to an approved contractor. The Fee for existing sewer taps, previously made by a city contractor on a city maintained sanitary sewer line prior to October 1, 2014 will be $600.00.

4″ Standard Sanitary Sewer Tap will be calculated individually per job.

Impact Fees for Water and Sewer

All impact fees are based on the meter size and the type of usage, whether it is residential or commercial. The fees are calculated by assigning service units to the meter sizes.

Meter Size Equivalent Service Units Residential Water Residential Sewer
¾” 1 $480.00 $380.00
1″ 1.75 $840.00 $665.00
1½” 4 $1,920.00 $1,520.00
2″ 7 $3,360.00 $2,660.00
3″ 16 $7,680.00 $6,080.00
4″ 28 $13,440.00 $10,640.00
6″ 64 $30,720.00 $24,320.00
8″ 100 $48,000.00 $38,000.00
10″ 150 $72,000.00 $57,000.00

 

Meter Size Equivalent Service Units Commercial Water Commercial Sewer
¾” 1 $845.00 $670.00
1″ 1.75 $1478.75 $1,172.50
1½” 4 $3,380.00 $2,680.00
2″ 7 $5,915.00 $4,690.00
3″ 16 $13,520.00 $10,720.00
4″ 28 $23,660.00 $18,760.00
6″ 64 $54,080.00 $42,880.00
8″ 100 $84,500.00 $67,000.00
10″ 150 $126,750.00 $100,500.00

*Fire lines are assessed equivalent to a 3″ water meter.

There are several factors involved when calculating what your impact fees may be. If the intended use is water only, you would pay just the water impact fee. If the intended use is domestic, you would pay water as well as sewer impact fees. There would also be impact fee charges when a meter is split as a duplex changing from one meter to two meters or if the meter size is upgraded. In the case of an upgrade there would be a charge for the difference between the two meter sizes.

Front Footage Fees

Water and/or Sanitary Sewer charges may be applicable if the City of Arlington funded construction of water and/or sewer mains after May 25, 1989.  This information may be obtained from Community Development & Planning at 817-459-6502.

How to Contact Us

We welcome your business in Arlington and have two convenient locations. Our Customer Services office on the north side is located on the first floor of Arlington City Hall at 101 W Abram St. Our south Customer Services office is located at the Arlington Water Utilities South Service Center at 1100 SW Green Oaks Blvd. Office hours for both locations are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Our telephone number exclusively for builder services is 817-459-6803, or you can email us at water@arlingtontx.gov.

The Goal of Arlington Water Utilities

The goal of the Arlington Water Utilities Department is to provide the best possible service to all our customers. If you feel you have not received excellent service, please notify us so we can review our operations and make the necessary adjustments.

We provide service without discrimination to a customer’s race, nationality, color, religion, sex, or marital status.