Connection Charges Background
Since 2014, the district has been working with customer communities and other stakeholders to determine ways to more equitably recover the costs of connecting and serving new developments. As development patterns have changed through the years, the financial burden of providing capacity to serve new developments has been increasingly absorbed by existing customers through regular service charges.
To address this issue, changes to the rate structure for conveyance facility connection charges and treatment plant connection charges are now under consideration by the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District Commission. At the May 11, 2017 meeting, commissioners asked district staff to provide phase-in options for implementing improved cost recovery from new developments including 18 month, three year and five year schedules.
The district appreciates the need for phased implementation that supports planned development in its service territory for the benefit of the environment and the economy. The district is welcoming additional input via firstname.lastname@example.org.