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The old rule had not been substantively updated in more than 15 years. Over the past 15 years, there had been significant changes in the types of development subject to sewer and stormwater SDCs. The new rule seeks to create clarity and consistency for City staff and the community by formalizing and updating the SDC methodology and eliminating obsolete information.
The rule revision:
The most significant elements of the revision included specifying Equivalent Dwelling Units (EDUs) and Plumbing Fixture Units (PFUs) per EDU for several residential and nonresidential occupancy types. The goal of the revisions was to ensure consistent sewer and stormwater SDC calculations for certain development not previously addressed in rule.