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Water and Wastewater Impact Fees

Water impact fees help pay for water supply, treatment facilities, pump stations and storage tanks. Wastewater impact fees are used toward lift stations, peak flow storage and treatment facilities. Most Fort Worth water and wastewater mains are not included in the capital improvements plan for impact fees. One large-diameter water transmission line and one large-wastewater collection line are included in the current calculation.

Water and wastewater impact fees are assessed based on the size of the water meter installed. The size of the water tap and service line supplying the meter does not affect the amount of the impact fee charged. Irrigation meters must pay the water impact fee, but the wastewater impact fee does not apply. There are no impact fees charged on fire lines.

Impact fees are assessed at the time of final plat is recorded. The fees are applied to individual building permits and collected prior to issuance of the building permit. All re-plats trigger a new final plat recording date.

Because impact fees have changed throughout the years, use the impact fee estimator to help approximate the amount owed.

Impact Fees/Capital Improvements Citizen Advisory Committee

The Citizen Advisory Committee serves the following purposes:

  • Advise and assist the political subdivision in adopting the land use assumptions
  • Review the Water Department’s CIP and file written comments with City Council
  • Monitor and evaluate implementation of the capital improvements plan
  • File semi-annual reports on the progress of the CIP and report to City Council any inequities in implementing or imposing the impact fees
  • Advise the City Council of the need to update or revise the land use assumptions, capital improvements plan and impact fees.

Learn more about the committee.

More information

Fee Estimator

The Water and Wastewater Impact Fee Estimator is simple to use:

  • Enter the plat approval date. Find plat information »
  • Enter the appropriate building permit insurance date.
  • Enter the existing water meter size serving the lot.
  • Enter the proposed water meter size for the lot.
  • The program will calculate the project’s estimated water and wastewater impact fee.


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