[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Grafton by Ord. No. 003, Series 2009 (Title 12, Ch. 12.20, of the 1979 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of the ERC program and policy is to equitably assess the cost of recent and future improvements to the wastewater treatment facilities required to serve new development and the addition or expansion of existing development to be served by the sewer system.
This chapter applies to all new development construction, the addition or annexation of existing development units and additions or expansions of existing development already served by the Village of Grafton municipal sewer system.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- ENR INDEX
- The "20 cities" construction cost index published by the Engineering News Record magazine, a national publication of the construction industry.
- ERC FEE
- Equivalent residential connection fee and may be defined as the WWTP connection charge applicable to a single-family residential home that contributes 18,000 gallons per quarter to the municipal sewer system.
- Equivalent residential unit and is synonymous with a single-family home and its applicable sewer connection.
- Wastewater treatment facilities.
All new development, additions or expansions of existing development and the future incorporation of existing development shall be assessed an ERC fee based upon its sewerage contribution as compared to a single-family home. For new development the applicable ERC fee is due prior to issuance of a building permit. For incorporation of existing development, the applicable ERC fee is due prior to issuance of a plumbing permit.
The addition of any single-family home to the municipal sewer system shall be assessed at one ERC.
The addition of any duplexes to the municipal sewer system shall be assessed at two ERC units.
The addition of any multifamily building or development to the municipal sewer system shall be assessed at one ERC per unit of development.
The addition of any industrial, commercial or public authority development to the municipal sewer system shall be assessed based upon actual sewerage system usage. An initial assessment based upon anticipated water usage/sewer contribution is due prior to building permit issuance for new development or expansions and prior to plumbing permit issuance for incorporation of existing development. ERC fee adjustment and final assessment, if necessary, will occur in follow-up to a minimum one full year of occupancy or municipal sewer service. Final ERC assessment will be based upon the representative sewerage contributions determined by the Utility from billings record data.
The unit ERC fee charge in effect on January 1, 2008, was $770 per ERU. The ERC fee will be adjusted annually by the Village Board, with effective date of January 1. ERC fee adjustment will be in accordance with the ENR Index over the prior twelve-month period and as determined by the Village Engineer.