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Tap and Service Fees

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Tap fees are associated with connections to existing public water or sewer lines that do not exceed 54 feet from the property line. All new connections incur both a tap and impact fee. Water taps also require a meter deposit for billing purposes. A licensed plumber must connect the tap at the property line to the homeowner’s or business’s private service lines.

Any connection in excess of 54’ is considered an extension project. These are more expensive with charges incurred per linear foot, with an 8” diameter minimum. If taps are done under an extension project by a pre-qualified private contractor, visit the Water Engineering Development section on the lower level for assistance. The Water Engineering Development Section can be reached at 817-392-8369 or 817-392-8428.

The following fees cover all water or sewer tap construction by city personnel.

</table> **Branches: For each 3/4-inch branch add $85; For each 1 inch branch add $110** ## Water Meter Size Tap Ratio:
Water Tap Unimproved Street Paved Street Sewer Tap 4" 6" 8"
1" $890 $1,790 Tap in unimproved
alley and easement
$1,000 $1,200 $1,400
1 1/2" $1,070 $2,040 Tap in street: (Dirt) $1,600 $1,800 $2,000
2" $1,400 $2,260 Tap in paved alley or street $4,000 $6,000 $10,000
Tap Size Meter Size
1 inch Tap 2 - 3/4-inch Meters
1 1/2 inch Tap 3 - 1-inch Meters or 3 - 3/4-inch Meters
2" Tap 4 - 1-inch Meters or 6 - 3/4 inch
**Note**: The property on either side of a street with a roadway 54 feet in width or wider, including medians, shall be served either by a line located in an intersecting street with a roadway of lesser width or by a line constructed in the parkway between the property line of such property and the curb of such roadway. No service connections requiring pavement cuts will be made to sewers located in the streets with 54-foot or wider roadways unless the Water Department Director shall determine that such a service connection is in the best interests of the city. Should it be determined that such a service connection is to be allowed in lieu of an extension, the cost of such service construction shall be charged on an actual cost basis to the party requesting the connection. All water taps over 2 inches in size are paid based on the actual cost of construction by the city.



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Fort Worth, TX 76102

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