Fees

Establishment of a City of Cambridge Sanitary Sewer Connection Fee  
Whereas, much of the sewer system must be carefully reviewed for approval because of the environmental effects of adding to the sewer volume, overflow potential, potential of undesirable waste products, and Whereas, much of the sewer system of the City of Cambridge was built when the pressures for connections where not as great, and Whereas, the City must expend time, money and effort in determining the need and suitability for additional sewer connections. It is hereby established by the Commissioner of Public Works under the authorization granted in Chapter 13.16 Section 13.16.90, item 4 that the following one time sewer connection charge shall be in effect as of the date of this order.

  1. INDUSTRIAL CONNECTION $550, involving no more than five units. The connection fee shall be increased by $110 for each additional unit added to the same connection at the time the original connection is made.
  2. COMMERICAL CONNECTION $350, involving no more than five units. The connection fee shall be increased by $70 for each additional unit added to the same connection at the time the original connection is made.
  3. RESIDENTIAL CONNECTION $225, involving no more than five units. The connection fee shall be increased by $45 for each additional unit added to the same connection at the time the original connection is made.
  4. Units added subsequent to the original connection, if approved, shall pay an additional fee of $25/unit over and above the unit multiple as indicated in 1,2 and 3 above.
  5. Funds collected from these connection charges shall be deposited to that portion of the city accounts used to finance sewer maintenance costs.
  6. The applicant for these connections shall furnish to the City of Cambridge to the satisfaction of the Supervisor of Sewers a drawing or acceptable sketch showing the connection to be made.
  7. Adopted the date of this first printing to be effective July 1, 1990. [latest change effective July 1, 2005]

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