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Sewer Financing & Options
Sewer Costs & Financing options
These fees can be paid in full, or they can be financed over 20 years. If financed, the cost appears on your Beaufort County property tax bill over a 20-year period, including interest. If you connect to the sewer system and choose to finance the costs, you will receive official correspondence from the PSD that will contain an agreement you must sign.
Project Safe Grants
Low- to moderate-income owner-occupied property owners may qualify for a Project SAFE grant that can cover all or a portion of your connection costs and capacity fees.
Cash/Check/Credit Card Payment
You may pay your connection cost and capacity fees up front. The PSD coordinates and performs all LPS connections using contractor services, and will invoice the customer. For a gravity connection, you may hire and pay your own contractor to perform the connection work, or the PSD will coordinate and perform the work using contractor services and will invoice the customer. Customers performing their own gravity sewer connection will still need to cover the capacity fee and a $100 sewer inspection fee which must be paid up front or with the 12 month payment plan option.
12 Month Payment Plan
You may pay the connection costs and capacity fees over a 12-month period, interest free. You may also make a lump sum payment in any amount and then pay the remaining balance, interest free, over a 12-month period. These payments will be added to your monthly utility bill. Using the example connection costs on page 1, monthly payments would be:
- Gravity: $545 per Month
- LPS: $1,004 per Month
Front Foot Assessment Financing
You may pay the connection costs and capacity fees over a 20-year period on your annual Beaufort County property tax bill. You cannot hire your own contractor under this option. Interest will be at the prevailing rates at the time the PSD issues debt related to these connections. Assuming a 4% interest rate* (*the actual rate may be higher or lower based on prevailing market conditions) and using the example connection costs on page 1, annual payments would be:
- Gravity: $476 per Year ($2,980 total interest paid over 20 years)
- LPS: $875 per Year ($5,460 total interest paid over 20 years)
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