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Land Development & Engineering (LDE)
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New Water Installations
Water Connection Fees
Along with wastewater fees, LDE calculates fees and issues water installation permits for new water connections.
For a typical 1 inch water connection, the following fees would be applicable:
Water connection charge - $3,671
Water service installation - $1,108
Water meter - $275.
In addition, if a property has never been connected to City water, then an additional charge of $26 per linear feet of lot frontage adjacent to any City water main would be applicable.
Any property located outside the city limits must obtain a Will Serve Letter and execute an Outside Service Agreement prior to connection. For information, please
To start service on an existing line, please contact City of Modesto's Customer Service office at 577-5395. Office hours are: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.
Water Related Documents
Development Fee Schedule - Water
Land Development Engineering (LDE) Standard Application
Water Related Fees (PDF)
Will Serve Process
Cost Share Program
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