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County Utilities Seeks Public Comments for Draft Phase of System Development Fee Analysis

Feedback to Help Shape Upfront Charges ror Sewer in Durham

Post Date:04/12/2018

DURHAM, NC - The public is invited to provide their input regarding upfront sewer system development fees (SDFs) for Durham County customers’ tributary to the Triangle Wastewater Treatment Plant. The Utilities Division of the Durham County Engineering and Environmental Services Department is working with WR Martin to analyze these fees in order to ensure compliance with the new law North Carolina House Bill 436 (HB 436). The public comment period will end on May 27, 2018.

North Carolina HB 436 is an act to provide uniform authority to implement system development fees for public water and sewer systems in North Carolina and to clarify the applicable statute of limitations. A SDF is a one-time charge assessed against new development to recover a proportional share of the costs of capital facilities constructed to provided service capacity for new customers connecting to the water and sewer systems.

Residents interested in submitting a public comment on the recent SDF analysis or future plans for Durham County’s SDFs, email and include “System Development Fee Analysis” in the subject line. To view a draft copy of the SDF analysis or for additional information about the public comment period, visit the County’s Utilities webpage

For additional information about the public comment section, email Senior Project Manager Kyle Manning at