Sewer Connection Fees

This information to provide a general description of typical fees associated with extending a sewer. The amounts are subject to change.

Section A: Sewer Connection Fees

The sewer connection charges applicable to all property within the municipal boundaries of the City of Shepherdsville, Bullitt County, Kentucky, which are connected to the Municipal Sewer System, are as follows:

  1. For each of an individual residence to the public sewer a tap-on fee of Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00) plus an amount equal to the actual cost of the City of bringing the sewer line from the sewer main located nearest the property line of the owner and/or renter shall be paid to the City with the application for a building sewer permit.
  2. On all multifamily dwellings there shall be charged a tap-on fee of Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00) for each separate residential dwelling unit, plus an amount equal to the actual costs of the City of bringing the sewer line from the sewer main located nearest to the property line of the owner and/or renter to a point located at the edge of the property line or easement of such owner and/or renter, shall be paid to the City with the application for a building sewer permit.
  3. For each connection of a tourist home park and/or mobile home park to the public sewer, a tap-on fee of Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00) per tourist home or mobile home, plus an amount equal to the actual cost of the City of bringing the sewer line from the sewer main located nearest to the property line of the owner and/or renter to the point located at the edge of the property line or easement of such owner and/or renter shall be paid to the City with the application for a building sewer permit.
  4. For each connection of a commercial building to the public sewer tap-on fee shall be charged on the following basis:
    Water Service Line Cost

    1 inch: $4,500

    2 inches: $5,500

    3 inches: $6,500

    Larger than three (3) inch water service line size shall be charged the cost to the three (3) inch water line size plus One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) per inch for each line of water service line size in excess of three (3) inches.

    Plus an amount equal to the actual cost of the City bringing the sewer line from the sewer main located nearest the property line of the owner and/or renter to a point located at the edge of the property line or easement of such owner and/or renter shall be paid to the city with the application for a building sewer permit.

    In addition to the above tap-on fee, persons obtaining an industrial water discharge permit shall reimburse the City for actual the actual costs of all testing required to evaluate the industrial effluent.

    Payment for the charges set forth herein for sewer service shall be made with the application for a building permit for new construction or for existing units before sewer service is begun as well as any deposits required by any ordinances of the City of Shepherdsville.

  5. The annual fee of a Trucker’s Discharge Permit shall be $100.00. Truckers who haul septic tank sludge and dump in the City system shall be charged $50.45 per 1,000 gallons. All trucks shall be considered to be fully loaded for purposes of accessing charges. The fee for discarded sludge from other wastewater plants shall be the sum of $64.15 per 1,000 gallons.
  6. All persons discharging waste into the sewer system shall be charged for the use of such facilities. Said charges shall be accessed monthly either by a class of user or by quantity and quality of wastewater, at the discretion of the City.
  7. Any sewer service utilizing the sewer line service referred to as the “interceptor line” shall be surcharged and assessed a one-time assessment of the sum of $1,000.00 in addition to the prevailing sewer tap-on fee.

Section B

The sewer connection charges applicable to all property outside the municipal boundaries of the City of Shepherdsville, Bullitt County, Kentucky, which are connected to the Municipal Sewer System, are as follows:

  1. For each connection of an individual residence to the public sewer tap-on fee of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) plus an amount equal to the actual cost of the City bringing the sewer line form the sewer main located nearest the property line of the owner shall be paid to the City with the application for sewer connection.
  2. On all multifamily dwellings there shall be charged a tap-on fee of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) for each one bedroom unit, Six Thousand Dollars ($6,000.00) for each two bedroom unit, and Seven Thousand Dollars ($7,000.00) for each three bedroom unit or above, plus an amount equal to the actual costs of the City of bringing the sewer line from the sewer main located nearest to the property line of the owner to a point located at the edge of the property line or easement of such owner, shall be paid to the City with the application for sewer connection.
  3. For each connection of a tourist home park and/or mobile home park to the public sewer, a tap-on fee of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) per tourist home or mobile home, plus an amount equal to the actual cost of the City of bringing the sewer line from the sewer main located nearest to the property line or easement of such owner shall be paid to the City with the application for a building sewer permit.
  4. For each connection of a commercial building outside of city limits to the public sewer a tap-on fee shall be charged on the following basis:
    Water Service Line Cost

    1 inch: $11,000

    2 inches: $14,000

    3 inches: $17,000

    Larger than three (3) inch water service line shall be charged the cost to the three (3) inch water line size plus Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000.00) per inch for each line of water service in excess of three (3) inches.

    Plus an amount equal to the actual cost of the City of bringing the sewer line from the sewer main located nearest the property line of the owner and/or renter to a point located at the edge of the property line or easement of such owner and/or renter shall be paid to the City with the application for sewer connection.

    In addition to the above tap-on fee, persons obtaining an industrial water discharge permit shall reimburse the City for the actual costs of all testing required to evaluate the industrial effluent.

  5. All discharges of wastewater into the municipal sewer system by users not connected to a public water supply at a flat monthly rate as established by Wastewater Superintendent based on estimated sewerage usage.