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2018 System Development Fee Law Changes

July 12, 2018

Guest  post by Kara Millonzi This post was originally published to the School of Government’s Coates’ Canons Blog on June 26, 2018. In the 2017 legislative session, the General Assembly specifically authorized all local government utility providers to charge upfront … Continued

How much does it cost to connect to a water and wastewater system?

May 26, 2015

It varies and it depends. It may cost as little as a few hundred dollars to connect to a rural water system in some areas of the state or as much $10,000 or more in other areas such as the coast or fast growing urban centers that are facing high infrastructure costs to add capacity. If $10,000 sounds excessive, consider that connection charges in certain communities in the country facing severe water supply and infrastructure challenges can run as much as $35,000 to $50,000 for a new connection. In North Carolina, the median combined connection cost for a single family water and sewer connection came out to be just under $2,400 (using data from 328 utilities who provide both services and were included in a recent connection charge survey).