Ocean Sands Water & Sewer
Rate & Fee Schedules

Southern Outer Banks Water System
Ocean Sands Sections  D – Y and Crown Point (OSWSD)
Rate and Fee Schedule

Updated July 1, 2021

  • Water Consumption Charge
    Base rate:
     $20.00 month
     
    Consumption: *
     up to 2,500 gallons$ 3.62 per 1000 gallon
     up to 5,000 gallons$ 4.66 per 1000 gallon
     up to 10,000 gallons$ 5.69 per 1000 gallon
     up to 15,000 gallons$ 6.73 per 1000 gallon
     up to 20,000 gallons$ 7.76 per 1000 gallon
     over 20,000 gallons$ 8.80 per 1000 gallon

    *Consumption is billed retroactive to the first gallon used.

  • Sewer Charge

    Commercial master meter accounts charged at the above rates per unit served.

    Hotels and motels: Four rooms equal one commercial master meter billing unit.

    Consumption/Month (in gallons)*
    0 - 2000$7.95 Base Rate
    Up to 2,500Base Rate + $7.25 per 1,000 gallons
    Up to 5,000Base Rate + $9.32 per 1,000 gallons
    Up to 10,000Base Rate + $11.39 per 1,000 gallons
    Up to 15,000Base Rate + $13.46 per 1,000 gallons
    Up to 20,000Base Rate + $15.53 per 1,000 gallons
    All over 20,000Base Rate + $17.60 per 1,000 gallons


    Other Sewer Charges
    Broken clean-out repair$75.00
    Broken clean-out repair - Contractor-Developer$125.00
    Damage clean outs/stub out piping - Contractor-Developer$350.00
    Sewer pipe repairCost + 20%
    Sewer service tampering fee$75.00 minimum + cost of damages
  • Water Connection Fee
     

    Meter Size

     

    Connection Fee

     
    Contractor InstallsNo FeeAll installation costs for labor, materials and equipment shall be paid by the owner, developer or purchaser,
    3/4 inch$1,000.00
    County staff installs connection
    greater than
    3/4 inch
    Actual Cost + 20%County staff installs connection
    6 inch Fire ServiceActual Cost + 20%
    3/4 inch Irrigation Meter$1,000.00
    1 inch Irrigation Meter$1,300.00
  • Developmental Fee
     

    Meter Size

     

    Connection Fee

     
    Water
    3/4 inch$5,933.00
    1 inch$14,834.00
    1.5 inch$29,667.00
    2 inch$47,467.00
    3 inch$94,935.00
    4 inch$148,336.00
    6 inch$296,672.00
    8 inch$474,675.00
    10 inch$712,012.00
    6 inch Fire Service$6,000.00
    Sewer
    Residential$5,924.00
    Commercial$5,924.00Per Equivalent Residential Unit of 533 gallons per day
  • Deposit
    Residential Renter deposit
    $150.00
    Residential High-risk deposit (owner or renter)
    *$200.00
    Fire hydrant meter
    $2,500.00
    * or 3 months' billing of previous usage, whichever is greater
  • Charges & Other Fees
    Open/reopen/transfer account$25.00
    Special request meter reading$25.00
    Reread meter - our reading correct$25.00
    Reread meter - our reading incorrectNo Charge
    Reconnection fee (after cutoff for nonpayment) 
     8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m$50.00
    Returned check fee$35.00
    Meter tampering fee - residential$125.00plus cost of damages.
    Meter damaged/vandalizedActual cost + 20%
    Meter BoxActual cost + 20%
    Meter damaged or tampering by contractor or developer$1,000.00per occurrence
    Turn on/off fee, per occurrence
     Normal working hours$25.00
    Meter testing fee
     If meter accurate$50.00
     If more than 2.5% inaccurateNo Charge
    Pipe pressure/leakage test$150.00
    Pipe pressure/leakage retest$150.00
    Fire hydrant meter setup fee$50.00or 3 months' billing of previous
    Meter accessibility charge$35.00
    Bacteriological tests$50.00
    Chloride tests$20 .00
  • Parts & Labor
    All replacement parts are charged at cost plus $20.00
    Labor Charges:$60.00 per man per hour
    Ditch Witch:$125.00 per hour
    Backhoe:$125.00 per hour
    Excavator:$125.00 per hour