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Developers

FGUA has provided these resources to meet the unique needs of residential and commercial builders, developers and contractors. From initial questions about service availability to completion of development plans, the FGUA is prepared to assist with your needs. We are proud to partner with builders throughout our systems to bring economic growth and opportunity to the people and communities we serve. Learn more about requesting a meeting, our development process, where to download forms, and our fee structure for development services.

Application for Developers

For new, proposed projects, applications must be completed and submitted online for applicants looking for utility locations and a statement of availability related to the prospective development of a parcel of land that is not currently connected to public utilities.

Online Application for Developer/Commercial Utility Service Availability
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Process for Developers

This page is meant to guide you through the developer process. It might seem daunting at first, but the chart below can help guide you through the different steps that must take place.

For a printer friendly version of the developer process, click here to download a PDF version.

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Fees for Developers

The fee schedules provided here are for informational purposes. Exact fees are determined according to actual project specifications. It is important to note that fee schedules vary across FGUA systems and are driven by system financials. Fee schedules are set by the governing body of the FGUA, its Board of Directors. For more information on fees, contact our FGUA Development Team.

Utility Availability Fees

Utility Availability Letter of Utility Location Availability and Map – $100.

Plan Review Fees

Base Fee – $700.00
    • Fee covers up to nine sheets. Each additional sheet costs $50.00.
Resubmission Fee – $350.00
    • Fee covers resubmission up to nine sheets. Each additional sheet costs $25.00.
Modification Fee – $175.00
    • Fee covers modification up to nine sheets. Each additional sheet costs $25.00.

 

Inspection Fees

Inspection Fee – 2.5% of utility cost construction ($500.00 minimum)
    • 2.5% of utility cost construction is based on signed and sealed engineer’s opinion of probable construction cost. Minimum inspection fee is $500.00. Includes the first pressure test (if required). Each additional pressure test will be $200.00 per test.

 

System Capacity Fees

System capacity fees will vary depending upon where your construction project is taking place and which FGUA system that will provide your project with service. Since each system has its own rate structure, different rates apply. In order to determine the capacity fees for your project, simply search by zip code in the table below.

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Forms & Documents

Here you will find applications, forms, and other resources meant for Developers who are seeking to establish service with the FGUA.

Please note that these forms are not intended for regular residential or commercial customers who already have a connection to an FGUA system. For more information on starting service with the FGUA as a residential or commercial customer, please visit “New Customers“.

Applications

Complete an application to begin the developer process. As a developer, there are several situations that you may find yourself in throughout the course of your development project. Please be sure to complete the correct application that relates to your situation.

APPLICATION FOR CHANGE OF EXISTING COMMERCIAL SERVICE
FORM B – Application for Commercial Service Change.pdf
TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION METER:
FORM C – Application for Temporary (Construction Meter)

FORM C should be completed and submitted to the FGUA’s local customer service office if the applicant is looking for temporary water service at a location for construction or similar purposes.

APPLICATION FOR MERGE/SPLIT/CHANGE OF EXISTING COMMERCIAL SERVICE
FORM D – Commercial Merge/Split/Change Application
Questions?

Contact our Development Team at (407) 629-6900 or (877) 552-3482.

Conveyance & Service Agreement

The following documents are provided for informational purposes only and are meant to illustrate important parts of the conveyance process.

SAMPLE CONVEYANCE AND SERVICE AGREEMENT:
Sample Conveyance and Service Agreement

This is a sample of the agreement that will be completed by the FGUA development team and provided to the Developer for signature(s).

CONVEYANCE CHECKLIST
Conveyance Checklist

This checklist will determine what closeout documents are required for your project; it is included as “Exhibit B” of the conveyance and service agreement. If you already have an approved and recorded CSA, please review the Exhibit B that has been customized for your project to find the applicable documents required for proper closeout.

Questions?

Contact our Development Team at (407) 629-6900 or (877) 552-3482.

Closeout Documents

The following documents are provided for informational purposes only. Please note that the closeout forms required for a particular project will vary based upon the customized Conveyance and Service Agreement Checklist (Exhibit B) provided with the CSA. You must contact the Development Review Team prior to beginning the closeout process in order to have the proper documents prepared for your project.

Sample Warranty Deed

The warranty deed is used to convey wells, plants, storage tanks, lift stations and any other land containing infrastructure that the FGUA must secure (fence) that could be interfered with by inclusion of other utilities in the same land.

Sample Utility Easement

The utility easement is generally used to convey non-exclusive easements to the FGUA to contain underground pipelines. Because the easement is non-exclusive, other utilities may use the same land for installation, maintenance and operation of other utilities.

Sample Bill of Sale

The bill of sale conveys interests in personal property (things installed in the land, such as, pipes, valves, etc.).

Sample Attorney Affidavit

The attorney’s affidavit is a document that indicates the developer is the owner of the property to be conveyed and that the property has no encumbrances such as mortgages or other easement holders that could interfere with the FGUA’s use of the land. The attorney’s affidavit relieves the developer from the requirement to purchase title insurance which is a significant saving for the developer. If the developer wishes not to provide an attorney’s affidavit, it may purchase title insurance and name the FGUA as an insured instead.

Sample Owner Affidavit

The owner’s affidavit assures to the FGUA that all contractors, subcontractors or material providers that provided goods or services to the developer for the project have been paid and cannot put a lien on the property that the developer is about to convey to the FGUA. The form also is required to determine if taxes will be owed on the property that is being conveyed to the FGUA and to identify all persons conveying property to a government.

Sample Contractor’s Release of Lien Form

In addition to the owner’s affidavit, the FGUA requires that each contractor, subcontractor or material provider that worked on the project provide a release of lien.

Sample Owner’s Waiver and Release Form

The owner’s waiver and release is designed to release any lien or other interest in the property that the owner may still have to the property after it is conveyed to the FGUA. It serves essentially the same purpose as the release of lien document for the contractors, subcontractors and material providers.

Sample Contractor Letter of Warranty Form

The contractor’s letter of warranty provides a warranty for custom built items such as sewers or lift stations that may not have a traditional written warranty.

Sample Engineers Certification of Construction Completion Form

The engineer’s certification of construction completion provides confirmation that the job is complete in accordance with the engineering plans. The engineer of record should execute this form.

Questions?

Contact our Development Team at (407) 629-6900 or (877) 552-3482.

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