Rates & Fees

Important!

The Rodeo Sanitary District does NOT take credit cards.
Payments must be made with cash or checks.

Annual Sewer Service Charge

Rodeo Sanitary District collects an annual Sewer Service Charge from each property connected to the sewer system. The current residential rate is $1,021.30 per year for a single-family residence. For most property owners, the charge is billed on the Contra Costa County property tax bill and is labeled RODEO SANITARY GW.

The Board of Directors approved a phased in rate increase schedule from the 2018-2019 fiscal year to the 2022-2023 fiscal year. However, the Board of Directors chose to eliminate Sewer Service Fee increase for the 2020 – 2021 Fiscal Year. This was predominantly in response to the COVID 19 Pandemic.

Residential Rates
Year 2018 – 2019 2019 – 2020 2020 – 2021 2021 – 2022 2022 – 2023
Proposed
Increase 2.5% 1% 0% 2.5% 1%
Rate $986.50 $996.38 $996.38 $1021.30 $1031.50

The annual Sewer Service Charge covers the collection and treatment of wastewater and other activities described in the Proposition 218 notice mailed to property owners (May 18, 2018) The Sewer Service Charge is billed for the upcoming fiscal year.

Commercial Sewer Service Charges shall be based on water meter reading or minimum charge, whichever is greater, and will be billed annually. This charge is based on their water consumption for the prior calendar year.

Commercial Rates
  FY
2017 – 2018
FY
2018 – 2019
FY
2019 – 2020
FY
2020 – 2021
FY
2021 – 2022
FY
2022 – 2023
Proposed 1% Increase
Bars w/o Dining $9.28 $9.51 $9.61 $9.61 $9.85 $9.95
Restaurants/Food Service $16.97 $17.39 $17.56 $17.56 $18.00 $18.18
Commercial Professional $8.62 $8.84 $8.93 $8.93 $9.15 $9.24
Laundromat $7.71 $7.90 $7.98 $7.98 $8.18 $8.26
Food Markets w/Bakery/Deli $16.97 $17.39 $17.56 $17.56 $18.00 $18.18
Bakeries $16.97 $17.39 $17.56 $17.56 $18.00 $18.18
Gasoline/Service/Wrecking $9.75 $9.99 $10.09 $10.09 $10.34 $10.44
Hospitals/Clinics $9.21 $9.44 $9.53 $9.53 $9.76 $9.86
Schools/Day Care/Rec. $6.36 $6.52 $6.59 $6.59 $6.75 $6.82
Churches $5.98 $6.13 $6.19 $6.19 $6.34 $6.40
Commercial Laundries $16.16 $16.56 $16.73 $16.73 $17.15 $17.32
Minimum Charge $962.44 $986.50 $996.38 $996.38 $1,021.30 $1,031.52
Please Note: Rates are in hundred cubic feet of water (hcf).
The District will use information supplied by the water supplier (East Bay Municipal Utility District) concerning annual water usage except when the minimum charge is applicable.

Plan Check Fees

The Contra Costa County Building department requires that any building improvement plans be first reviewed by the District. Sanitary Sewer plan check services are offered at the District Office and are typically a 24 hour turn around.

Plan approval fee: $20

Connection Fee for New Sewer Lateral

Property owners desiring sewer service for new construction, second units, additions, septic system conversion or other forms of development should contact the District to obtain specific instructions and guidelines. The process is often facilitated by meeting with District staff in person to discuss your project early in the process. To arrange a meeting or to obtain information about the process, please call the District at (510) 799-2970.

Annexation Fees

Annexation to the District is the process of entering a land parcel into the service area of the District. These fees are clearly separate from connection fees in that there is no overlap of both fee structures. Please contact the District to obtain information and requirements for annexation. District staff will typically work with applicants to navigate this process.

Currently the annexation charge revenue is based on a fee of $2,000 per acre to be annexed.

Capital Improvements Equalization Fee

In addition to the sewer service charge set forth above, Rodeo Sanitary District shall impose a Capital Improvements Equalization Fee on commercial and residential users for which no ad valorem tax revenues are received by the District. The vast majority of residential and commercial users provide additional annual revenues to the District as a result of a portion of their ad valorem tax dollars being allocated to the District – no tax revenues are received by the District for certain users. This fee is intended to equalize the amount of the revenues to be received by the District from each similarly categorized user, In order to equalize the amount of the revenue received from similarly categorized user, an additional charge for costs resulting from capital improvements shall be levied on such commercial and residential customers from which ad valorem tax revenues are not received by the District. This Capital Improvement Equalization Charge shall be $45.00 per year per residential dwelling unit and an amount equal to 17 percent of the Sewer Service Charge Fee set forth herein for non-residential accounts.

Customer Audit and Rate Evaluation

In May of 2011, the Rodeo Sanitary District engaged Carollo Engineers to conduct a Customer Audit and Rate Evaluation study to independently assess and evaluate the District’s existing wastewater rates to provide a fair and reasonable rate structure that enhances the equity of rates to ensure that there is a proportionate recovery of costs from the various customer classes. This report documents the study resultant findings, analyses, and proposed changes.