Additional Things To Know:
What is the Water Department Permit Review?
In the permitting process, the water department will review the proposed plans and assess the tap fees accordingly before signing off.

What are tap fees?
Tap fees are fees incurred for adding to the account’s overall water usage potential. This additional potential is achieved by adding water fixtures (sinks, toilets, irrigation, etc.), adding to occupancy (bedrooms, restaurant seats, etc.), upgrading the water service line (size increase, fire suppression, etc.), or any other changes to the plumbing that can add or subtract to the overall water usage potential.

What triggers a Water Department Review?
  • Any change (+/-) of the elements stated above.
  • New water service (service line replacement or upgrade)

  1. Water department review is triggered by Community Development releasing approved permit applications to the assigned referral agencies.
  2. Water department staff will review the existing plans vs. proposed plans to determine how permit is signed off.
  3. If fees are due, they must be collected prior to issuance of building permit.
  4. Construction/Development (completion of proposed work)
  5. Final Inspection/ECU count: water staff completes a site visit in which all water/ECU fixtures will be counted to ensure account accuracy.

Required documents for permit submission:
  • Detailed floor plans (existing and proposed) of the work to be done.
  • Plans must include all water fixtures

Contact information:
Water Department Staff
(970) 429-1974

Please contact the Water Department with any questions regarding this process or for an estimate of fees.