In the coming months, the engineering company will assist home and business owners to determine the most cost effective and efficient method of installing connection pipes to the system's roadside hookups.
Bids will be gathered and the offer will be made for residents to all use the same installation company, so as to benefit from group rates.
Some properties may continue to use current septic tanks and possibly pumps. Many of the properties will use a gravity feed method and will not need pumps.
If your current system is beside or behind your structure, and the sewage materials are pumped away from the road, it may be possible to change the direction of your pipes, within the building, to be directed toward the roadside attachment.
Sign up fee & standby fee
Sign up or Connection Fee:
Similar to a health club, there is a fee to join the waste water treatment facility. This fee is equal to the cost of an EDU times the number of EDUs for which your property is assessed. This will provide the LSD with revenue to begin the use and maintenance of the facility, as well as debt payment, contract for facility manager and other budgetary needs.
This is common for municipal projects to utilize, so that the project can be built large enough for many users, even though some may not participate during the first few years. It provides funds for the structures to be built and in place when the resident is in need, at a later time. This fee will be used to pay on the debt for construction of the system. If it is needed and is to be required of LSD residents, it would not go into effect until one year after the connected residents begin use.
EDU stands for Equivalent Dwelling Unit. The anticipated cost of an EDU, in year one, is $635.00. This will cover the use of the treatment facility and the associated costs to manage the facility.
One EDU is assessed for a single family home with no additions or rented portions. Multifamily homes, apartment structures, and other businesses are assessed multiple EDUs and are done so with a proportionate calculation of use that is standard in the industry. An example of one of the factors used in EDU assessment is a restaurant.... does it have a dining room with wait staff or a take out counter? What is the number of seats available for patrons to stay and eat? These characteristics are part of the standard calculation for EDU assessment of business properties.