Water, sewer inspection fees get consensus
The Hagerstown City Council gave general consensus Tuesday to imposing water and sewer department review and inspection fees.
The city spends $200,000 on personnel costs to review water and sewer applications, inspect extensions and do related work, Water Pollution Control Manager Dave Shindle said.
He suggested the city start imposing fees to generate enough money to recover the $200,000 in personnel costs, which the proposed fee structure would do, he said.
He suggested the city charge:
- A $50 fee for each water or sewer application.
- An inspection fee of $10 per foot of pipe.
- A pump station fee of $16 per gallon of pump station capacity.
The city has a $15 sewer application fee but the rest of the fees would be new.