Do I have to pay demand fees for an Accessory Dwelling Unit?

NEW ADU’S, up to 750 sq. ft., have no water or sewer demand fees, or separate meter requirement.   Santa Rosa Water recommends installing a separate water meter as it has been shown that when a user pays their own bill, they tend to conserve more water. If an ADU meter is proposed, a meter and processing fee will be applied.

NEW ADU’S, over 750 sq. ft., will be required to pay water and sewer demand fees and will be required to install separate water meter. 

ADU CONVERSIONS, up to 1200 sq. ft., have no water or sewer demand fees, or separate meter requirement.  Santa Rosa Water recommends installing a separate water meter as it has been shown that when a user pays their own bill, they tend to conserve more water. If an ADU meter is proposed, a meter and processing fee will be applied. Exception: ADU conversions that propose additional sq. ft. will be considered new, and subject to demand fees and separate meter requirement if the ADU exceeds 750 sq. ft. 

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1. What are water and sewer demand fees, and why do I have to pay them?
2. Do I have to pay demand fees for an Accessory Dwelling Unit?
3. How do I apply for a permit to install property side water and/or sewer plumbing?
4. How do I get City water or sewer if my parcel is in County jurisdiction?
5. How do I know if my project will need fire sprinklers?
6. What is an Encroachment Permit?
7. What license of Contractor is required for water and sewer encroachment work?
8. How do I find Contractors by Class of License for estimates or to hire for work?
9. Why do I have to install a backflow device?
10. Why do I have to install a sewer cleanout near the street in the public right of way?
11. Why do I need an Encroachment Permit to install a new backflow device or a new sewer lateral cleanout?
12. Can I install a backflow device and/or sewer cleanout as an owner/builder or does installation require a licensed contractor?
13. How do I add a meter to my duplex, or second unit, for separate billing option (commonly referred to as a meter split)?
14. How do I get a hydrant flow test for my fire sprinkler calculations?
15. What is the South Park Sanitation District?
16. Why do I need to obtain a fire protection permit prior to encroachment permit issuance for commercial fire system?
17. How do I get a temporary construction meter?
18. What are the rules for paying large permit fees with cash?