New Wastewater/Sewer Installations

Wastewater/Sewer Fees


The City of Modesto Council approved new wastewater capacity fees for residential and commercial development. The fee criteria became effective on August 1, 2007. The fees are based on land use which determines the estimated wastewater daily flow. The amount of daily flow is used to calculate wastewater fees. Other sewer fees such as the lateral charge based on lot frontage and a subtrunk fee may still apply.

For a typical residential home, the following fees would be applicable
  • Waste Water Capacity Charge - $2643
  • Subtrunk Charge - $645
  • Lateral Charge - $33 per linear foot
To find the approximate wastewater fees for your proposed project, contact LDE at 209-341-4712, LDEpermits@modestogov.com, or walk-in.

Disclaimer: The City of Modesto will calculate the final sewer fees when plans have been submitted for review.
To start service on an existing line, please contact City of Modesto's Customer Service office at 577-5395. Office hours are: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.