The Madison County Industrial Development and Building Authority set sewer tap fees and rates Dec. 20.
IDA executive director Marvin White said the prices include no residential rates, as the system will serve only businesses in the Hull-Sanford area at this time, where a new county sewerage system is now complete.
The connection fee will be $1,000, with tap fees depending on meter size ($4,500 to $55,000). Rates will vary from $28.50 for the smallest meters, to $397.50 for the largest. Sewer rates are set at a minimum of 3,000 gallons, with an additional $9 per 1,000 gallons over the minimum amounts. All lift stations and equipment will be at the owner’s expense, officials said, and must meet the IDA’s specifications and inspection by the director.
Several wastewater surcharge rates were also approved.
Meanwhile, the county has yet to start up sewer service at its new plant on Hwy. 29 South at Dogsboro.
Utility director Steve Shaw said the county is waiting on the completion of Ingles’ lift station, which has been delayed, and that operations may start in mid-January. White said the station is costing Ingles, which plans a store expansion, $380,000.