Charges & Fees

New Water Service Connection Charge

The new service connection charge covers the cost of materials, labor and overheads for the tap at the water main, and the materials for the meter and meter pit. Cost varies based on the connection type and meter size.

New Water Service Connection Fees

Meter SizeResidential StandardCommercial Standard (Note 1)From Fireline (Note 2)
5/8 inch meter, 1 inch service$840$955$680
3/4 inch meter, 1 inch service$895$1010$735
Two 5/8 inch meters, 1 inch service$1,075$1,190-
1 inch Meter, 1 inch service$1,035$1,150$870
1 inch meter, 1-1/2 inch service$2,605$2,720$2,370
1 and 1/2 inch meter, 1 and 1/2 inch service$2,665$2,780$2430
1-1/2 inch meter, 2 inch service$2,875$2,990$2,565
2 inch meter, 2 inch service$2,995$3,110$2,685
4 inch by 3 inch Compound meterN/A$3,300 (Note 3)N/A

Meter size and type is determined by WaterOne. Larger meters will be calculated at the time of application.


  1. Commercial Standard includes $115 Plan Review Fee (effective June 1, 2022).
  2. Combination fire and domestic line as approved by WaterOne. Includes $115 Plan Review Fee (effective June 1, 2022. Does not include connection to WaterOne's distribution system.)
  3. Approximate based on tap to 8 inch water main. Includes 3 inch meter. Vault constructed by owner.

System Development Charge (SDC)

Growth pays for growth. The SDC compensates WaterOne for investments required in water supply, treatment, transmission and distribution facilities. The SDC is paid in addition to the New Service Connection Charge.

Any meter enlargement or meter type upgrade will be subject to an SDC equal to the difference in the current SDCs for the respective meter sizes and types. On multiple metered service connections, the SDC is based on the size and type of each individual meter. Meter sizes or types not listed below will be charged based on the standard meter capacity in gallons per minute (gpm) compared to the 5/8 inch displacement standard meter capacity.

WaterOne determines the most appropriate meter size and type based on the applicant's water usage characteristics and needs.

System Development Charges

Meter SizeCapacity (gpm) (See SDC Note)SDC
5/8 inch displacement20$5,000
3/4 inch displacement30$7,500
1 inch displacement50$12,500
1 and 1/2 inch displacement100$25,000
1 and 1/2 inch turbine120$30,000
2 inch displacement160$40,000
2 inch compound160$40,000
2 inch turbine190$47,500
3 inch compound350$87,500
3 inch turbine435$108,750
4 inch compound600$150,000
4 inch turbine750$187,500

SDC Note
Turbine and compound meter capacities are based upon AWWA standards. Allowable flow rates could be higher based upon meter manufacturer. The SDC is based upon ratio of 5/8 inch meter at 20 gpm.

Fire Line Connection Charges

Includes Fire Line Valve, Tapping Sleeve, Tap by WaterOne, $105 Plan Review Fee, and Overheads.

Fire Line SizeEstimated Fire Line Fee
4 inches$1,940
6 inches$2,250
8 inches$2,735
12 inches$4,360

Terms & Conditions

Fees are calculated at the time of permit processing.

WaterOne does not calculate actual service connection costs until plans are submitted, meet service connection installation standards, metering requirements, and cross connection control compliance.

Cancellation or Refund Policy

The New Water Service Connection Charge and the System Development Charge are valid from 120 days of the issuance of the permit. If the tap has not been made within 120 days, WaterOne reserves the right to cancel, refund, or increase the cost of the permit.