Sewer Rate Study - Capacity Fees
At their June 15th 2017 Meeting, the Board of Directors of the East Orange County Water District (EOCWD) adopted the recommendations contained in the Sewer Capacity Fee study performed by Raftelis Financial Consultants.
Sewer Service Charges
Customers pay their sewer service charges annually through their property tax bill. The rate sheet linked below shows the cost for single family residences, multi-family residences and for industrial and commercial businesses. You do not need to call us to set up sewer service, it will be done automatically through the purchase of your property via the County Tax Assessor’s office.
Sewer Rate Study - fats, oils & grease (fog) fees
At the July 17, 2016 Meeting, the Board adopted a Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) Control Ordinance that is applicable to Food Service Establishments (FSEs). The Ordinance established extensive quantity and quality standards for the regulation of FOG discharges to the sewer system.
View ordinance 2016-2 Amended June 20, 2019
As established under the Orange County Sanitation District, the cost of monitoring FOG generators is recovered from the FSEs and is currently $206 for a two-year permit.
Plans & Audits
Sewer System Management Plan
The Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP) was adopted by the Board of Directors on January 19, 2017, and identifies goals the District has set for the management, operation, and maintenance of the sewer system. These goals provide focus for District staff to continue high-quality work and to implement improvements in the management of the District’s wastewater collection system. This plan addresses the requirements for the following elements:
Operation and Maintenance Program
Design and Performance Provisions
Overflow Emergency Response Plan
Fats,Oils and Grease (FOG) Control Program
System Evaluation and Capacity Management
Monitoring, Measurement, and Program Modifications
SSMP Program Audits
Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP) Audit
At the January 17, 2019 Meeting, the Board of Directors approved revisions to the SSMP and Appendices. The revised Plan is contained in two volumes (click to open in pdf):
New Sewer Connections
Persons interested in connecting to the sewer system for new property development must fill out the application for sewer service.
Submit the completed form to along with a copy of any development permits and drawings you have for the property. You will be contacted within 24 hours of receipt of your submittal. Capacity Charge schedules are shown below.
Please note that EOCWD collects two capacity charges:
1) a charge for the "buy-in" of capacity in the local sewer system (the pipelines that carry wastewater to the regional sewer system) and,
2) a charge for the "buy-in" of capacity in the regional sewer system, which EOCWD collects on behalf of the Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD) and then remits it to them.
Remodel or Business Change Capacity Charges
EOCWD collects a capacity charge on behalf of the Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD) when remodeling and/or business changes occur to an existing structure. Depending upon the fees paid at the time of initial development, additional charges may be due. EOCWD does not set these fees or make the final determination how or when they are applicable. Questions regarding the applicability of these fees can be directed to Rudy Davila (OCSD) at (714) 593-7348.