ESTES PARK SANITATION DISTRICT - ESTES PARK, CO 80517
  FACILITY:   TREATMENT AND COLLECTION:   OFFICE:
  LOCATION:   610 BIG THOMPSON AVENUE    1201 GRAVES AVENUE
  PHONE:   (970) 586-3516   (970) 586-2866
  FAX:   (970) 577-0363   (970) 586-4712

User Fees

Currently, the District does not levy a mill, so revenues are raised primary through user fees.  User fees are wastewater treatment charges assessed commercial and residential customers.  Commercial customers are billed quarterly at a rate per thousand gallons of water used, while  residential users are charged the same rate applied to a class average.  Residential user fees are an annual assessment but billed quarterly to make the payments easier for our customers. 

Residential Charges

There are currently three classes of residential customers.  Single family dwelling (SFD) is an individual home on a single parcel of land.  Multi-family dwellings are multiple units on single or multiple parcels of land.  There are two types of multi-family dwellings.  The MFDA class refers to full size units such as condominiums, townhomes etc.  MFDB refers to smaller units such as apartments or cottages that may be associated with lower income housing.  The actual distinction though is based on the number of water using fixture units in the dwelling.  MFDB units usually have a single bath. 

  • Single Family Dwelling (SFD) $386 annual/ $96.50 quarterly
  • Multi-Family Dwelling A (MFDA) $386 annual/ $96.50 quarterly
  • Multi-Family Dwelling B (MFDB) $259 annual/ $64.75 quarterly

Commercial Charges

Commercial customers will be billed quarterly a rate of $7.29 per thousand gallons of water used.  Water meter readings are used in determining quarterly bills.

Account Maintenance Fees

Beginning in 2013, an account maintenance fee will be included on each bill.  This  fee will recover costs not associated with operating and managing our treatment and collection processes, but more closely identified with billing and customer service.  The quarterly fee reflects different levels of service required for residential ($5 per bill) and commercial ($15 per bill) customers.

Lift Station Charges

A lift station charge is applied to customers whose subdivisions installed pressure systems to enable service and then deeded those facilities to the District for ownership and operation.  The current fee of $15 per quarter is used to properly maintain those facilities.