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Explanation of fees

Permit Fee

The permit required before the installation of the service connection.

Meter Fee

The device necessary to measure the amount of water supplied to the consumer. There are two types of residential meter configurations: Inside meter and meter vault.

Inside Meter

The most common water meter is physically situated in the building being served by the service connection. The items included in the fee and supplied by the County are a 3/4" inside meter, meter mounting yoke, and the wiring and remote read device. After your plumber has installed the meter mounting yoke, and your work has passed inspection, the County will install the meter and the wiring and remote read device mounted outside on the building.

Meter Vault

The water meter is physically situated in a vault along the road in front of the building being served by the service connection. Generally, if your home is more than 150 feet from the road, if you have no basement or if you have a pond in front of your home you will be required to install a cylindrical canister 3/4" vault and cover in lieu of the wiring and remote read. The Sanitary Engineer will determine on a case by case basis the need for a 3/4" meter vault. The items included in the fee and supplied by the County are a 3/4" meter, meter mounting yoke, and the cylindrical canister vault and cover. After your plumber has installed the meter mounting yoke, cylindrical canister vault and cover, and your work has passed inspection, the County will install the meter.

Water Curb Connection

The necessary labor and material to install a 1" connection on an existing water main is provided by the County. All excavation, backfill and pavement replacement is to be borne by your registered contractor. This cost does not reflect your cost to have a private contractor install the SERVICE LINE from the shut off valve to the house. This cost is the same regardless of which side of the road the waterline is located.

County Construction Fee

The Board of Medina County Commissioners have established a fee of $4,000.00 per residential unit for water supplied from Avon Lake or $4600.00 for water supplied by the Cleveland Water Department to offset a portion of the cost of constructing new waterlines installed by the County. This fee replaces an assessment based on the frontage or benefits but does not cover the entire cost of the water distribution system.*

Frontage Tap-In Fee

This fee is included in the monthly water bill, and was established to insure that each recipient of water services will pay its proportionate share of the cost of constructing the entire water works (i.e., water towers, pump stations, fire hydrants, and transmission lines) provided by the County of Medina. If you do not plan on connecting and using the service, this fee is not collected but, you will still be receiving the benefits of fire protection, reduced fire insurance rates, and increased resale value, thus it will accumulate at the rate of $4.00 per month commencing upon notification of availability of water services, until you do connect. The accumulated total will be payable then. *

Tap-In Fees

The Board of County Commissioners have established a tap-in fee of $2,600.00 for existing lines where the cost of construction has already been paid by a developer. The tap-in fee is used to retire debt associated with water towers and pump stations necessary to provide water pressure to these lines.*

*All pricing information subject to change without notice. Call our office at (330)723-9585 for up-to-date pricing information.