Source: Denver Business Journal
The cost to build a home in Aurora could drop if the city council gives final approval to charging less for connections to the water system, the Aurora Sentinel reports.
The city council has given preliminary approval to reducing tap fees by about $8,000. The measure comes up for a final vote on Sept. 30.
Homebuilders pay $24,460 under the current system to connect a single-family home to the city’s water system. The revised fee favored by the city council takes into account the size of a home and considers projected water usage.
The tap fee for a three- or four-bathroom, single-family home on a 8,000-square-foot lot would be $16,428 beginning Nov. 16 if the measure is passed. The fee would be cut by another $1,000 if the front yard is xeriscaped.