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.
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.