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Water and Wastewater Fees

To keep pace with the increasing rate of development occurring within the City, Water Capacity, Water Supply, and Wastewater Capacity fees were adopted by City Council to support the resulting demand on water and wastewater infrastructure.  The fees are used to support and expand current water and wastewater systems as well as fund projects that will increase the City's access to groundwater, reducing our reliance on imported water.

Development or redevelopment projects that fall under one of the following categories may be subject to fees:

  1. Residential and non-residential projects requiring a new water meter or water meter upgrade, OR
  2. Residential projects resulting in a new net floor area greater than 1, 000 sq. ft., OR
  3. Non-residential projects resulting in a net increase in service units (e.g., seating, retail space, etc.)

Water Capacity, Water Supply, and Wastewater Capacity fees are one-time fees that will be invoiced and mailed to the owner of the development after final inspection. Individual fee amounts, please refer to page 64 in the Utility Rates & Fees document below:

Fees and Charges FY 2019-2020

 

Remittance Information

Please make checks payable to City of Beverly Hills and remit to:

City Hall Cashier's Office
City of Beverly Hills
455 N. Rexford Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Questions? Contact Public Works Customer Service at (310) 285-2467 or email: AskPW@beverlyhills.org

 

Additional Resources:
FAQ:
  • What are the different fees and what do they pay for?
  • Who is required to pay the fees?
  • How are fees calculated?
  • When are fees due? Are they one-time fees or recurring fees?
  • Where should I remit payment?
  • Where can I find more information about the Wastewater Capacity Charge?

There are three different fees administered by the Water Department:


The Water Capacity Charge, effective March 20, 2015, pays for the City's existing water distribution and treatment systems, along with any associated capital improvements. The City maintains the public water system and all its metered connections, pipelines, and associated appurtenances in perpetuity once a new developer, redeveloper, and/or water applicant connects to the City's current water system.


The Water Supply Charge, effective January 7, 2017, pays for the development of alternative water sources in order to reduce the City's reliance on imported water from the Metropolitan Water District (MWD), specifically a high-capacity groundwater well in the Central Basin. The fee also helps to fund the capture and development of non-potable sources of irrigation.


The Wastewater Capacity Charge, effective January 1, 2016, pays for the City's existing and new wastewater facilities, along with any associated capital improvements, needed to service new and/or expanding development.


More information about each fee can be found at www.beverlyhills.org/capacityfee.

  1. Residential projects that result in a new net floor area greater than 1,000 sq. ft.,
  2. Commercial/non-residential projects that result in a net increase in service units, and
  3. Residential and commercial projects that require a new connection to the City's water system.

If your residential project does not require a new water connection and does not increase floor area by more than 1,000 sq. ft., you are not required to pay water or wastewater fees.

Fees are calculated based on the project type and its square footage and other requirements. For more information, please refer to the Resolution documents found at www.beverlyhills.org/capacityfee.
All fees are one-time fees that are due at final inspection or prior to connection to the City of Beverly Hills' water system. Payment plans are available if you wish to pay the fees in installments.

Please make checks payable to the City of Beverly Hills and remit to:


City Hall Cashier's Office
City of Beverly Hills
455 N. Rexford Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Copies of the ordinance, resolution, and related fee studies are available for review and purchase in the Office of the City Clerk, Room 290, 455 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. The documents are also available for viewing on the City's website at www.beverlyhills.org/capacityfee. If you have further questions about the fees, please contact Public Works Customer Service at AskPW@beverlyhills.org or (310) 285-2467.
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