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Water hookup fees

By From page A5 | September 06, 2013

EDITOR:

Just read the Aug. 30 edition of the Mountain Democrat. I see that the hookup fees for a new construction home in El Dorado County is rising to $30,000. I pulled out my trusty calculator and figured the cost of the 1,100, or so, houses being considered for San Stino. I bet the supervisors are rubbing their hands together over the $33 million, or so, coming into the county coffers.

However, I may be incorrect since there is one question not answered by your article. Is the new hookup rate going to apply to each new home built or is the county going to charge the developer one negotiated fee for the entire project? Seems like $33 million is a hefty price to pay before one even starts building.

I hope they have to pay for each house because we are going to need the money to buy water.

JESSE HALL
Placerville

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