Tap Fees

Tap Fees

An applicant for a building permit within the City of Springfield or an applicant for a building permit within Robertson County to be served by the Springfield water / wastewater utility system must present receipts showing that the capacity fees and the County's adequate facilities tax have been paid as a condition of qualifying for a building permit.

Each new equivalent single-family dwelling unit connection to the City of Springfield water system shall be charged a tap fee in the amount of $700.

Each new equivalent single-family dwelling unit connection to the City of Springfield wastewater system shall be charged a tap fee in the amount of $700.

A fire hydrant 6-inch line: The City shall be responsible for making all fire hydrant assembly installations on the City's water facilities. Charges for fire hydrant assembly installations made by the City, assuming there is a water main of sufficient size at the desired location, shall be the present cost of installation.

For non-residential customers there will be a separate payment for system development fee of $635.00 due when applying for new water taps. 

Water

The City of Springfield will be responsible for making all water service installations on the existing system.

Charges for a standard ¾ - inch residential service installation made by the city will be a tap fee of $700 and an installation charge of $1,100.00 for a short-side installation and an installation charge of $1,300.00 for a long side installation plus cost.

All other size service installations made by the city will each be charged a tap fee of $700 and an installation charge for a short-side installation or a long-side installation charge, plus actual main extension costs, for a long-side installation plus cost.

A tap fee of $700.00 per connection shall be paid for service installations on mains constructed by the developer. The home builder/property owner shall be responsible for making the connection to the water service line that the developer has installed to the lot. 

A "standard service" installation is defined as follows: 
1.    A typical residential subdivision or rural road where the main fronts the lot and the roads are a simple 24-foot wide two-lane.
2.    Larger size metered or non-metered connections that do not require a line larger than 2-inch diameter to be constructed under a simple 24-foot-wide two-lane road.

A "non-standard service" installation is defined as follows.
1.    Any connection larger than 2-inch diameter that requires crossing a roadway.
2.    Any connection that requires construction in the roadway.
3.    A crossing beyond that of a simple 24-foot-wide two-lane road, such as a state highway.
4.    Sprinkler connections where the main is on the far side of any road.

Sprinkler Taps also require a fee. A 6-inch sprinkler tap (unmetered) is $2,600 plus a $700 tap fee and plus cost. An 8-inch sprinkler tap (unmetered) is $3,100 plus the $700 tap fee plus cost.

Wastewater

FEES OR COSTS OF SERVICE: The City shall be responsible for making all service installations on the existing system. Charges for a standard 6-inch service installation made by the City, assuming there is a wastewater main of sufficient size abutting the property, shall be a tap fee of $700.00 and an installation charge of $900.00 plus cost. All other service installations made by the City shall each be charged a tap fee of $700.00 and an installation charge at actual cost. A tap fee of $700.00 shall be paid for each service installation on mains constructed by the developer. The home builder/property owner shall be responsible for making the connection to the wastewater service line that the developer has installed to the lot. 

Water & Sewer Main Extensions

The City of Springfield's policies for the extension of water and sewer mains can be found in the Springfield Municipal Code (PDF) Title 18, "Water and Wastewaters." The policies for water main extensions are found in Chapter 2, Sections 18-207, 18-208 and 18-209. The policies for sewer main extensions are found in Chapter 3, Sections 18-314, 18-315 and 18-316.