CMD Program and Fee Changes

CAPITAL RECOVERY

The Chester Metropolitan District wishes to reminds its customers that the Capital Recovery Fees program is now active. All new development will be subject to Capital Recovery Fees based on the approved fee schedule.

For more information, please visit our Capital Recovery Page.

ENGINEERING REVIEW FEES

The Chester Metropolitan District has implemented Engineering Review Fees for project and plan review. To review the fee schedule, please CLICK HERE.

BACKFLOW TESTING PROGRAM

CMD will soon require that all Backflow Test Results be submitted online. As has been policy in the past, a $12.00 fee will be charged for each submitted backflow result at the time of submittal.

Once the submission portal is online,  we will provide more information.

 

CWR Notice of Meeting – 07/17/18

NOTICE OF MEETING

Chester County Wastewater Recovery
Regular Commission Meeting

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
6:00 PM

CWR Office
3261 Lancaster Highway, Richburg

 

PROPOSED AGENDA

 

I. Call Meeting to Order

 

II. Invocation

 

III. Pledge of Allegiance

 

IV. Approval of Last Meeting Minutes

 

V. Old Business

  1. Lando/Manetta & Rocky Creek Updates
  2. Sandy River Update
  3. Pretreatment Update
  4. Project Updates

VI. New Business

  1. Capital Recovery Fee Resolution
  2. Public Comment

VII. Reports

  1. Financial Statement

VIII. Executive Session
Under Section 30-4-70(a)(2) – to discuss two (2) Contractual Matters

 

IX. Adjourn

 

This Agenda is subject to change up to 24 hours prior to such meeting.

CMD Water Quality Report

Due to Environmental Protection Agency Regulations, the Spring 2018 Water and Wastewater News by CMD/CWR contains a report on the quality of water that you receive from Chester Metropolitan District. This report was mailed to all active CMD customers the week of June 25, 2018.

The EPA and SC DHEC have established strict standards for all drinking water, designed to protect consumers from bacteria and water-borne illnesses. We at CMD are pleased to report that our drinking water is safe for consumption and meets all federal and state requirements.

Free copies of the newsletter will be available beginning July 12, 2018 at the following locations:

  • CMD Office
  • Chester City Hall
  • Chester County Library (Main Branch)
  • Great Falls Town Hall
  • Chester County Library (Great Falls Branch)
  • Fort Lawn Town Hall
  • Richburg Town Hall
  • Chester County Library (Richburg Branch)

You may also access our Newsletter and 2017 Water Quality Report by Clicking Here.

CMD Notice of Meeting – 07/12/18

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NOTICE OF MEETING

Chester Metropolitan District Regular Commission Meeting

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
6:00 PM

Front Porch Restaurant
3072 Lancaster Highway
Richburg, South Carolina

Please note: This agenda is subject to change 24 hours before the scheduled meeting date and time.

PROPOSED AGENDA

I. Call Meeting to Order

 

II. Approval of Last Meeting Minutes

 

III. A Resolution of the Chester Metropolitan District Commission Authorizing the Implementation of the New Water Service Rates; and Other Matters Relating Therero

 

V. Old Business

  1. Filter Plant
  2. Engineer’s Report
  3. DMAG Report
  4. Capital Recovery Fee Update
  5. Rebranding

VI. New Business

  1. Director’s Update
  2. Customer Adjustment & Forgiveness Policy

VII. Reports

  1. Director’s Report
  2. Hydrant Report
  3. Financial Report
  4. Tyler Billing/Finance Software Update

VIII. Adjourn

CMD Rate & Fee Changes

Chester Metropolitan District (CMD) will be changing its water rate structure beginning in late summer of 2018. The CMD Board of Commissioners endeavored to develop a rate structure that was equitable to residential customers.  CMD hired Raftelis from Charlotte, North Carolina to review our existing water rate structure and propose a rate structure that will strike a fair balance between residential and industrial customers.

Effective September 1, 2018, CMD will no longer charge customers through a “declining block” water rate structure. A declining block water rate structure caters to large (mostly industrial) water users because the price per gallon of water goes down as water usage goes up.  Under the new structure, all customers – residential and industrial – will now have a “base rate” calculated on meter size and will pay the same flat rate per 1000 gallons of water used.  This new flat rate is $7.19 per 1000 gallons.

Customers will no longer see additional fees, such as the “Residuals Management Fee”, “DHEC Fee”, and “Capital Projects Fee.” Those charges are no longer listed as separate line items on the water bill and the charges have been included in the base rate charge and the uniform water rate.

 

Table One – Old Rate and New Rate Comparison

 

CMD’s 2017 Revenue Bond Resolution calls for a 7% water rate increase each year over the next few years.  A 7% water rate increase has been applied to the new water rate structure this year.  However, most residential customers can expect to see a decrease in their average monthly water bill, as evidenced above in Table One.

Referencing Table One, the column designated as Current Charges represents existing water charges under the old rate structure.  The column designated as 7% Increase Charges increases the current water charges by 7%.  The column designated Proposed Charges ¾” represents the new water charges using the new water rate structure.  The last column designated as Savings represents the reduction in new water charges versus the old water charges with a 7% rate increase.

The new water rate schedule met the goals of the CMD commission to develop a water rate and water rate schedule that is fairer to residential customers than the old water rate schedule.  The new water rate schedule and the proposed 2018-2019 CMD Budget were presented in two public hearings at the Chester County Library on June 27, 2018.  The public hearings were held at 2 pm and 5 pm in the Jean White Room.  The 2018-2019 CMD Budget was approved in a special call meeting of the CMD Commission held on June 29, 2018.

CLICK HERE TO SEE CMD’S CURRENT RATE AND FEE SCHEDULE.

 

Capital Recovery Fees for Water are in Effect

Chester Metropolitan District (CMD) has begun the process of imposing Capital Recovery Fees for all new development in Chester County. Customers who apply for new taps (new service; one not currently connected to CMD’s water system) will be subject to these fees, as advertised in previous articles.  The proposed capital recovery fee schedule was presented in a public hearing at the Gateway Conference Center at 6 pm on May 31, 2018.  The CMD Commission approved the capital recovery fee schedule at the June 12, 2018 monthly board meeting.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE CAPITAL RECOVERY FEE SCHEDULE.

CMD Notice of Special Call Meeting – 06/29/18

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NOTICE OF MEETING

Chester Metropolitan District Special Call Commission Meeting

Friday, June 29, 2018
10:00 AM

CMD Office
155 Wylie Street
Chester, South Carolina

This is a teleconference meeting. Any members of the public wishing to attend may come to the CMD Office.

Please note: This agenda is subject to change 24 hours before the scheduled meeting date and time.

PROPOSED AGENDA

I. Call Meeting to Order

 

II. Budget Approval

III. Adjourn

 

Notice of Job Vacancy: CWR Executive Assistant

Chester County Wastewater Recovery is seeking qualified applicants for the following position:

Vacancy:             Executive Assistant
Hours of Work:   M-F 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with occasional evening hours
Opening Date:    June 22, 2018
Closing Date:      Until Filled
Salary Range:     $14.96 – $24.93 per hour (Dependent upon qualifications)

 

Click here to view the full job description and apply online!

Notice of Public Hearing – Imposition of Capital Recovery Fees

Notice of Public Hearing – Imposition of Capital Recovery Fees

CHESTER SEWER DISTRICT (D/B/A CHESTER WASTEWATER RECOVERY)

 

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held before the Chester Sewer District Commission (the “Commission”), the governing body of the Chester Sewer District (d/b/a Chester Wastewater Recover) (the “District”), beginning at 6:00 p.m. on July10th, 2018. The hearing will be held at the Richburg Fire Department, which is located at 225 N. Main Street, Richburg, SC 29729. All persons who attend the public hearing will be given an opportunity to speak.

The purpose of the public hearing will be to allow members of the public to express their views regarding the imposition of capital recovery fees, which constitute the initiation of new sewer rates for customers of the District. Upon the due adoption by the Commission, the capital recovery fees are anticipated to take effect on August 1, 2018.

The following rates are proposed:

Meter Size Capacity Ratio Fee (Rounded)
3/4″ & 5/8″ 1 $ 1,440
1 1.7  $ 2,450
2 5.3   $ 7,635
4 16.7 $ 24,065
6 33.3 $ 47,980
8 53.3 $ 76,800
10 80 $ 115,275
12 176.7 $ 254,610

Board of Commissioners Meeting

Proposed Agenda

June 19, 2018

3261 Lancaster Hwy

Richburg, SC 29729

6:00 PM

                       

  1. Call Meeting to Order
  2. Invocation
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Approval of Last Meeting Minutes
  5. Old Business
    1. Lando/Manetta & Rocky Creek Update                    – Mr. Patrick Timms
    2. Sandy River Update                                              – Mr. Tony Young
    3. Pretreatment Update                                            – Ms. Devon Beaty
    4. Project Updates                                                   – Mr. Phillip A. Thompson-King
  6. New Business
    1. Update to the Pay Ranges                          – Mr. Phillip A. Thompson-King
    2. Overtime Policy                                         – Mr. Phillip A. Thompson-King
    3. Rate Structure                                          – Mr. Phillip A. Thompson-King
    4. Budget                                                                – Mr. Joel Manning
    5. Local Government Investment Pool                        – Mr. Joel Manning
    6. Public Comment
  7. Reports
    1. Financial Statement                                   – Mr. Joel Manning
  8. Executive Session
    1. Section 30-4-70 (a) (1) to discuss personnel concern
  9. Adjourn

 

 

CMD Notice of Public Hearing: 2018-2019 Budget

The Chester Metropolitan District will hold a public hearing in the Chester County Library’s Jean M. White Room, located at 100 Center Street at 5:00 P.M. on June 27, 2018 for the purpose of public input concerning the proposed Budget for the fiscal year 2017-2018.

The Chester Metropolitan District has contracted with Raftelis of Charlotte, North Carolina to develop a new water service rate schedule, as outlined below.

This new water service rate schedule will go into effect for all customers beginning September 1, 2018.

Water Service Base Rate

(Based on Meter Size)

3/4″  $    14.35
1″  $    21.52
1.5″  $    39.26
2″  $    60.64
3″  $  110.56
4″  $  181.87
6″  $  359.96
8″  $  573.76
10″  $  823.27

Volumetric Usage Rate

per 1,000 Gallons  $      7.19

The following fees will go into effect July 1, 2018:

Fire Line Fees
    Current   |  Proposed
10”  $    203.95  |  218.00
8”  $    193.15  |  207.00
6”  $    163.44  |  175.00
4”  $    135.07  |  145.00
Tap Fee
  Current     |  Proposed
1″ or smaller, simple install  $ 1,391.00 | 1488.00
All others — Cost of Installation
Other Fees
  Current     |  Proposed
Non-Payment Fee*  $      45.00
After Hours Reconnect Fee  $      65.00 | 69.00
Pulled Meter Fee  $      65.00 | 69.00
Late Fee  $        3.00

Engineering Fees

Backflow Test Fee  $    12.00 per result
Plan Review Fees  See Review Fee Schedule

Hydrant Meter Fees**

Refundable Deposit  $  100.00
Single Day Permit  $    50.00
15-Day Permit  $  100.00
30-Day Permit  $  200.00 renewable before expiration
Relocation Fee  $    35.00

*Non-Payment Fee – replaces the “Reconnect Fee”

** Hydrant Meter Fees – replaces the “Hydrant Meter Permit Fee”

                                                                       

FY 2017-2018             FY 2018-2019          Percent Change

Revenue                           $6,437,536                  $7,221,548                  +12.17%

Expenditures                     $6,437,536                  $7,221,548                  +12.17%

 

The Chester Metropolitan District does not receive revenue through taxation.

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