What is a System Development Charge (SDC) or "tap fee"?

A System Development Charge (SDC), also referred to as a “tap fee”, is the charge that developers pay when connecting new water and wastewater (sewer) piping to the City’s existing system to deliver water and remove wastewater from the new building.

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1. What is a System Development Charge (SDC) or "tap fee"?
2. How much are SDCs?
3. Why do SDCs increase?
4. How can I pay my SDC or "tap fee"?
5. When can I pay my SDC or "tap fee"?