Fees & Costs

Connection Fees



Connection fees may apply in circumstances such as new development, changes in use, adding a second living unit, and excessive water consumption. Please contact our Engineering Department with any questions about connection fees at 415- 945-1530.

The current connection fee is $29,260 per acre-foot (AF) of estimated annual consumption. The installation charges and connection fees are reviewed periodically and are subject to change. The annual consumption for residential use is based on the area average of the neighborhood in which the unit(s) are to be built. All other uses, such as business, industrial, agricultural, or institutional, are based on consumption estimates formulated from information provided by the applicant.

The amount of water purchased at the time of application, based on consumption estimates, becomes the water entitlement for the property to be served. If, at a later date, we determine that actual consumption is exceeding the entitlement, additional connection fees will be assessed to increase the property's entitlement, or the consumption will have to be reduced to the level consistent with the existing entitlement.

All water purchases are subject to the fees in effect at the time the purchase is made. Therefore, it is very important that the information requested by, and submitted to, the district be as accurate as possible.

Installation Fees



The installation fee pays for the cost of installing a service lateral and is based on water meter size. The following is the current schedule of service installation charges:

Meter Size
Charge 
5/8" x 3/4" $6,490
3/4" $6,510
1" $6,560
1 1/2" $7,570
2" and larger Estimated 
Additional charge for meter relocation requiring two street openings is $2,020.

Additional Potential Costs to the Customer



In addition to MMWD fees, a customer may incur other costs when installing a new water service or when increasing the size of an existing water meter:

Installation of a backflow prevention assembly: costs associated with purchasing/installing required backflow prevention device

Landscape plan review: costs associated with hiring a landscape architect to prepare and submit materials to comply with the landscape plan review process

Installation of high-efficiency water-using fixtures: costs to ensure fixtures (i.e. toilets, urinals, dishwashers, etc.) meet water conservation standards