Facility Capacity Fees

Facility Capacity Fees

The basic economic philosophy behind facility capacity fees (FCFs) is that the costs of providing water service should be paid for by those that benefit from the service. To achieve this, new connectors will typically pay for a share of expanded and existing facilities based on the proportion of the facility that will serve new growth, providing equity with existing customers.

Current Facility Capacity Fees

Meter Size Meter Ratio WSA 1 WSA 2 WSA 3 WSA 4
5/8" 0.40 $4,317 $6,520 $3,612 $6,181
3/4" 0.60 $6,475 $9,781 $5,418 $9,271
1" 1.00 $10,789 $16,302 $9,030 $15,451
1-1/2" 2.00 $21,580 $32,601 $18,061 $30,901
2" 3.20 $34,528 $52,163 $28,897 $49,442
2-1/2" 4.60 $49,634 $74,984 $41,540 $71,074
3" 6.00 $64,739 $97,805 $54,183 $92,705
4" 10.00 $107,899 $163,009 $90,305 $154,508
6" 20.00 $215,799 $326,020 $180,609 $309,018
8" 32.00 $345,276 $521,631 $288,975 $494,427
10" 46.00 $496,337 $749,844 $415,402 $710,739
12" 86.00 $927,932 $1,401,884 $776,621 $1,328,775


Regional/Distribution Facility Capacity Fees

Regional/Distribution Facility Capacity Fees (FCFs) are fees collected at the time new development occurs within a publicly owned water system to recover the appropriate growth-related costs for facilities built to serve future water users. Regional/Distribution Facility Capacity Fees (FCFs) are based on the water service area the project is located in and the water meter size.

Below are links to the current Regional/Distribution FCF Rates:

2023 Regional FCF Rates per Water Meter Size and WSA Map

Purveyor Distribution Map and 2023 FCF Schedule

Purveyor Distribution Map and 2024 FCF Schedule (Jan 1 - June 30, 2024)

Plan Checks for FCF Process

SCV Water does not have an over-the-counter review of plans for FCFs. Please email your plans in a PDF format to Mona Restivo.

After a review of the plans, an assessment will be made for the Regional FCF/FCC and the Distribution FCF. You will receive an invoice of the FCF or confirmation that no fee is required. After receiving payment (if required) SCV Water will issue a Certificate of Compliance, which you will take to the city or county. Receiving your Certificate of Compliance is by appointment only.

All FCF payments are by check only, made payable to Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency.


If emailing is not possible, you may drop off (by appointment only) a set of the plans here:

SCV Water - Engineering
26515 Summit Circle
Santa Clarita, CA 91350

Appointments are required. Plans will remain with SCV Water and cannot be returned.

Please follow all applicable guidelines:

Obtaining a Clearance

When applying for a permit from the City of Santa Clarita or from the County of Los Angeles, you will be given an Agency Referral List as part of the permitting/plan-check process. When SCV Water is included as an agency to be cleared, you will need to contact:

Mona Restivo
Senior Administrative Technician
SCV Water - Engineering
26515 Summit Circle
Santa Clarita, CA 91350
E-mail: mrestivo@scvwa.org

Appointments are required for all FCF/FCC business, including dropping off payment and picking up certificates of compliance.

FCF New Development Guidelines

If your residential, commercial, or industrial project requires constructing private and public facilities before service connections, this information will help you acquire water and recycled water (if available) service connections from existing or to-be constructed (public) SCV Water facilities.

Below are links for FCF New Development Guidelines* and procedures in obtaining a certificate of compliance. Please read and follow the Guidelines:


Note: The Guidelines on this page are not intended to be all-inclusive and are subject to change without notice.