SFPUC Water and Wastewater Capacity Charge

Fee for increasing the amount of water being provided to or used by your business location. Levied when you request a new connection to the water distribution system, or require additional capacity as a result of any addition, improvement, modification or change in use of an existing connection.

Issuing Department

SF Public Utilities Commission

Agency Type



A capacity charge recovers the costs associated with providing additional water capacity and additional wastewater facility capacity to new users and existing users requiring additional capacity. Additional and/or larger water fixtures, additional “conditioned” square footage as well as a change of business use are all reviewed when calculating a capacity charge.


See SF Public Utilities Commission for more information.

Permit Documents

The following documents are part of this permit. Fill out the necessary forms and submit them to the issuing department to apply.