System Development Charges and Wastewater Discharge Rights
Payment of the System Development Charge “SDC” provides to a property owner the right to discharge its sanitary sewer waste stream into the District system in accordance with the District’s Rules and Regulations and the requirements of State and Federal wastewater regulatory agencies. This right is called a Wastewater Discharge Right or “WDR”. The “SDC” is based upon either the size of the water meter serving the parcel for commercial properties or per single family dwelling unit for residential properties.
System Development Charges are effective until further notice and are subject to review and change periodically by the Board of Directors. A standby WDR fee will be billed each month after purchase of the WDR until the water meter is set. After the water meter is set, then the District’s applicable monthly sanitary sewer charge is billed.
By October 2015 the District must meet more stringent discharge limits in order to renew its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. This permit is issued to the District by the Water Quality Control Division (WQCD) of the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) in compliance with the regulatory requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Clean Water Act (CWA).
The North Front Range Water Quality Planning Association approved the District’s Utility Plan (planning document) This plan is an outline of infrastructure improvements that are needed or required by the issuance of the District’s Discharge Permit (NPDES).
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Colorado Department of Health & Environment (CDPHE)Water Quality Control Division
North Front Range Water Quality Planning Association
US Geological Survey
(Poudre River information)