Connection Costs & Fees

Sewer Connection Rates

Effective January 1, 2021, for a single-family dwelling, are as follows:

Charge Type Amount
Inspection Permit $150.00
System Development Charge $1,560.00
Inspection Deposit* $500.00
General Facilities Charge** $3,504.00
Local Facilities Charge*** To be determined
Total $5,714.00

*A $500.00 deposit will be collected for each sewer Equivalent Residential Unit (ERU) and refunded once a successful inspection by BHWSD has been completed and proof of successful final inspection from Cowlitz County Building and Planning

**Commercial GFC is based on water meter size and may be higher than $3,504.00.

***A Local Facilities Charge may be assessed depending on the specific lot developed. If a Local Facilities Charge is assessed, it will be based on Beacon Hill Water & Sewer District Field Crew actual man-hours worked and materials used.

Large sewer pump truckRates for multi-family dwellings and commercial units are based on varying factors such as water meter size and the number of units. Contact Beacon Hill Water & Sewer District for a detailed cost of connection.

Currently, residential accounts are billed monthly at a flat rate of $50 per unit, per month based on availability, not usage, and therefore cannot be “shut off” as with other utilities.

Billing starts after an approved sewer service connection is made. If the residence or building is still vacant at that time, you may contact the office to apply for a vacancy credit upon meeting all qualifications.

Water Connection Rates

Effective January 1, 2019, for a single-family dwelling, are as follows:

Charge Type Amount
Connection Fee $4,533.00
Local Facilities Charge* To be determined

*A Local Facilities Charge will be assessed depending on the specific lot developed. The Local Facilities Charge will be based on Beacon Hill Water & Sewer District Field Crew actual man-hours worked and materials used.

Note: All the above charges must be paid by cash, check, cashier’s check, or money order. Credit or debit cards are only for monthly utility payments.

Other Utility Providers/Information Phone Number
Electric: Cowlitz PUD (360) 423-2210
Garbage: Waste Control (360) 425-4302
Telephone: Century Link 1 (800) 244-1111
Northwest Utility Notification Center (Call Before You Dig) 1 (800) 424-5555

Downloadable a printable copy of the 2021 Connection Costs & Fees (PDF).