Some new services require payment of a pro-rata reimbursement. Individuals or developers that were required to install a main extension at their own cost are permitted to collect some of that cost from customers who later connect to that line. Engineering staff calculates the pro-rata reimbursement and it is added to the cost of a new service connection.
Typical pro-rata reimbursements will be calculated based on the length of the property frontage abutting the road where the water main from which they will be receiving service is located. Unusual circumstances may result in the use of a different method of calculation. All calculation methods are designed to result in the most equitable allocation of the costs of the reimbursement in relation to the benefit received by the parcel.