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Cash Deposits

City of Salisbury Budget - Section 8 - Schedule A

Charges in Schedule A shall be as authorized by Chapter 25, Article II, Section 25-32, of the City Code.

(a) Domestic consumer of water, dischargers of sewage, fibrant, residential owner-occupants including single family townhouses and condominiums shall be exempted, unless (e) below applies $150
(b) Waste Collection and/or Stormwater Residential without water service. $75
(c) Commercial, industrial, and institutional recipient. Local, state, and federal governments or agencies thereof shall be exempted. $150
(d) Consumers with more than one account at the same location shall be required to make only one deposit if the customer has a good pay history. Commercial or industrial customers who operate multiple businesses under one corporate management shall be required to pay a deposit for each business or industry.
(e)m Any consumer or recipient of water, discharges of sewage, fibrant, waste collection and/or stormwater, that has previously been disconnected for non-payment may be required a deposit upon discretion of the Customer Service Manager $150
(f) Deposits shall be returned at termination of service less any unpaid rates and charges.

Meter Installation and Sewer Connection Charges

City of Salisbury Budget - Section 8 - Schedule B

Charges in Schedule B shall be as authorized in Chapter 25, Article II, Section 25-33, of the City Code.

(a) Three-fourths-inch residential water tap:
¾” Water tap - SRU installed
¾” Water tap - Developer installed
¾” Water tap - Crescent

$2,275
$350
$1,150
(b) One-inch residential water tap $2,675
(c) Irrigation taps are one-half the cost of regular taps and not subject to any discounts.
(d) All commercial water services, both inside and outside City shall be charged on the basis of labor, material, equipment and overhead costs at the prevailing or established rates. All residential water connections larger than 1”, both inside and outside City shall be charged on the basis of labor, material, equipment and overhead costs at the prevailing or established rates. Master meter installations required for private water or sewer systems shall be charged on the basis of material costs at the prevailing or established rates (See Chapter 22, Article I, Section 22-2 City Code).
(e) Four-inch sewer connections:
4” Sewer tap - SRU Installed
4” Sewer tap – Developer Installed*:
*Note: Includes the Crescent Subdivision

$1,975
$250
(f) All commercial sewer services, both inside and outside City shall be charged on the basis of labor, material, equipment and overhead costs at the prevailing or established rates. All residential sewer services larger than four-inch, both inside and outside City shall be charged on the basis of labor, material, equipment and overhead costs at then prevailing or established rates. (See Chapter 22, Article I, Section 22-2 City Code).
(g) Reconnection fee for non-payment during business hours
Reconnection fee for non-payment after business hours
$50
$100
(h) Physical notification of non-payment of a utility bill or disconnection notice (hanging tag) $50
(i) Turn on or off during business hours; shall be applied to utility bill if not prepaid
Turn on or off after hours; shall be applied to utility bill if not prepaid
$50
$100
(j) Testing meter if delivered to City facilities (per test) $15
(k) Field testing of meters: First test is free and each additional test within twelve months $50
$100
(l) Unauthorized use of fire protection system $100
(m) Fire protection system testing (per test) $50
$100
(n) Meter reinstallation charge (per meter) $35
(o) Inspection fee (per connection)
Water or sewer connection
Backflow
Re-inspection of either water, sewer, or backflow
$45
$45
$20
(p) Should a property owner request an existing service connection be replaced with a larger one, the charges scheduled above will apply in full.
(q) Payment of lump sum charges or charges based on estimated costs, as above, is a prerequisite to issuance of a building permit pursuant to Section 7-65 of the City code. Overpayments made as a result of overestimating costs will be reimbursed, and the City will invoice underpayments to the developer.
(r) The City’s charge for a returned check or debit, as authorized in Section 25-34, shall be the maximum allowed by State law. This amount shall be applied to current utility bill, along with amount of the unpaid check. There will be no convenience fees charged on any credit/debit card payments.
(s) Lateral transfer fee shall be charged on the basis of labor, material, equipment and overhead costs, not to exceed the fee of a residential 4” Sewer tap – SRU Installed.
(t) Recycling fee $4.03/Month
(u) Landfill fee
(1) Residential (per container)
(2) Commercial (per container)

$4.09/Month
$7.62/Month
(v) Waste collection fee
(1) Commercial (per container)
Residential (per container)
(3) Removal of containers for nonpayment

$10/Month
$8/Month
$25
(w) Stormwater fee
(1) Residential
(2) Commercial/Industrial per ERU with a minimum of one
Commercial Tier 1: 1 – 5 ERU
Commercial Tier 2: 6 – 25 ERU
Commercial Tier 3: 26 – 50 ERU
Commercial Tier 4: 51 – 100 ERU
Commercial Tier 5: 101+ ERU
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(x) Unauthorized reconnection fee (charge for disconnecting a meter that has been illegally reconnected after meter has been disconnected due to non-payment) $100
(y) Locking Devices Cut or Damaged $20
(z) Metering infrastructure (meters, meter boxes, yokes, endpoints, etc.) damaged through intentional or deliberate action shall be charged on the basis of labor, material, equipment, and overhead costs at then prevailing or established rates. Accidental damage shall be charged at actual replacement costs of the equipment.

Water Service Charges

City of Salisbury Budget - Section 8 - Schedule C

Charges in Schedule D shall be as authorized by Chapter 25, Article II, Section 25-35 of the City Code.

Monthly Water Rates:
Minimum charge per meter size 3/4" = $4.11
1" = $6.08
1-1/2" = $9.35
2" = $13.28
3" = $25.73
4" = $44.07
6" = $94.50
8" = $160.00
10" = $251.70
12" = $330.30
16" = $657.80
Volume charge per 100 cubic feet of water
Raw water $0.75
Finished, potable water $3.80
Southern Power $1.93
China Grove $4.03

Water Service Charges for Bulk Rate

City of Salisbury Budget - Section 8 - Schedule D

Charges in Schedule D shall be as authorized by Chapter 26, Article II, Section 26-23 of the City Code.

  • Nongovernmental customers may receive water in bulk lots. Such purchases, which shall be made at the 500 North Church Street, shall be conditioned upon an advance payment of one hundred and fifteen dollars ($115.00) per twenty-five thousand (25,000) gallon increment and shall be limited to a maximum of one-hundred thousand (100,000) gallons during any thirty (30) day period.
  • Subject to the provisions of Sections 26-7 and 26-8, nongovernmental customers may purchase water directly from fire hydrants or other water outlets. Meters, however, will be placed on hydrants to allow accurate measurement for billing purposes. Arrangements shall be made with the utilities at least one week in advance to ensure availability and scheduling of equipment and manpower, all subject to applicable provisions of Schedules C and D, and an advance payment of one hundred and fifteen dollars ($115.00).

Sewer Service Charges

City of Salisbury Budget - Section 8 - Schedule E

Charges in Schedule E shall be as authorized by Chapter 25, Article II, Section 25-37, of the City Code.

Monthly Sewer Rates:

Minimum charge per meter size 3/4" = $4.51
Minimum charge per meter size 1” = $6.78
Minimum charge per meter size 1-1/2" = $10.55
Minimum charge per meter size 2" = $15.08
Minimum charge per meter size 3" = $29.43
Minimum charge per meter size 4" = $50.57
Minimum charge per meter size 6" = $108.70
Minimum charge per meter size 8" = $184.20
Minimum charge per meter size 10" = $289.90
Minimum charge per meter size 12" = $380.50
Minimum charge per meter size 16" = $758.00

Volume charge per 100 cubic feet $5.13

China Grove volume charge per 100 cubic feet $5.44

Flat rate sewer charge $46.85



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Tax Rates

City of Salisbury Tax Rate

(Per $100 Assessed Valuation)

FY16-17 Rate FY17-18 Rate
Property Tax Rate $0.6720 $0.7096

SRU Water and Sewer Rates

FY16-17 Rate FY17-18 Rate
3/4" Minimum Water Charge $4.09 $4.11
Water Volume Charge Per 100 Cubic Feet $3.69 $3.80
3/4" Minimum Sewer Charge $4.49 $4.51
Sewer Volume Charge Per 100 Cubic Feet $4.99 $5.13
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