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Date Created: 08/04/22
Last updated: 08/04/22

City: Gainesville
Gainesville, FL to Consider Proposed 2023 Water/Wastewater Connection Charges
As a standard industry practice, GRU charges connection charges for new customer connections to the water and wastewater systems. These charges, along with other new development related fees, are reviewed and adjusted on an annual basis. GRU has been using the Engineering News Record Construction Cost Index for annual inflationary adjustments in most years, with detailed reviews of the basis for these charges on a periodic basis. Based on the construction cost index, connection charges and other fees are proposed to increase by 8.24% from 2022 to 2023. In addition to the requested fee increase, staff is proposing to delete the Connection Charge Installment provision (Section 27-103) from the City ordinance. This provision allowed owners of existing homes connecting to GRU water and/or wastewater to finance connection charges over 10 years. This provision is no longer needed since ConnectFree pays for connection charges to connect existing homes. Also, it is no longer supported by GRU’s Customer Information System.

Issue History
08/04/22 The Commission will hold a discussion at the 8/04/22 meeting.


Related Documents
8/04/22 Background
8/04/22 Meeting Agenda

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