INFORMATION FOR DEVELOPERS
GENERAL FACILITIES CHARGE (GFC)
Washington State Administrative Code (WAC 480-110-455) allows Whatcom County Water District #13 to collect a General Facilities Charge (GFC) from Developers for all new construction. This fund allows the District to maintain a reserve towards a portion of future capital projects that are part of our long-range plan.
The GFC must be paid in full prior to connection of any pipelines to our system, and can be paid by money order, cashier's check, and/or business check. If paying by check, the check must clear the bank prior to connection; we do not accept credit card payments.
Current GFC Rates:
WORKING WITH THE DISTRICT
The process and steps that a developer must undertake when working with the District—encompassing water systems, sanitary sewer systems, sewage lift stations, cross connection control, and standard details—are outlined in our Developer Extension Manual:
The Extension Application Form can be viewed and downloaded here:
The Side Sewer Permit Application can be viewed and downloaded here: