Water and Wastewater Impact Fee Allocation

Residents have until January 29, 2021 to provide input on the Las Cruces Utilities Water and Wastewater Development Impact Fee allocation options to either continue the current allocation in place or change the related resolution to allow for a different allocation structure. 

Please submit your input to clcengage@las-cruces.org


The development impact fee helps pay for increased capacity in these utilities to pay for new development.

Currently the builder pays 50 percent for each of water and wastewater impact fees and customers (home owners) pay 28 percent for water and 20 percent for wastewater. The remaining percentages are paid through the rate base.


Option 1

Continues the current percentage split. 

Option 2

Would require that the current resolution allowing the current percentage split be rescinded and replaced. The new resolution would specify that the builder/developer pay all development impact fees for water and wastewater at the time of the permit, or allocate the impact fees between the homeowner and the builder/developer.

Las Cruces Utilities Director Delilah Walsh explains in the video presentation below the allocation options and the impacts to builders/developers and property owners.